Pros: Materials, Construction, Balance
Cons: Weight, None
Ok, I have many ASP batons, but they have outdone themselves here. First off, this thing feels SOLID and I would be comfortable blocking a baseball bat with it. There is no doubt in my mind that if you struck someone's forearm you would break their radius and ulna - it is that heavy. I have a Bonowi camlock baton of the same length but made from aluminum that is probably 12 oz lighter, if not more, so take from that what you will. I also have a traditional ASP baton that is 21' and it feels a LOT lighter than this one - more like my Bonowi. That said, if you know how to use a stick or baton and want something that will sacrifice a little speed for a LOT of weight and power, this is your weapon. I figure I will train with this one and carry my Bonowi if I ever need it. But this is a SUPERLATIVE weapon. I would actually feel sorry for someone if they pulled a knife on me and I was carrying this.