From Knuckleduster Handbags to Corkscrews

By: Marissa Brassfield - Published:   Updated: Mar 24 2011
Nothing says old-school badass like a pair of brass knuckles, and the designs in this slideshow prove how versatile these hand protectors are.

Take the coffee cups and handbags below, for example, which have been outfitted with brass knuckles instead of traditional handles. Even a tame umbrella and kitchen sponge get the gangster thug treatment.