A sap is a flat, leather-covered weapon built around an internal spring steel handle and small lead weight. Saps are sometimes also referred to as slappers, slap jacks, or beavertail saps. Saps differ from blackjacks in that a blackjack has a cylindrical profile (like a traditional billy club), whereas a sap is flatter and broader.
A leather sap is a simple and yet devastatingly powerful impact device. They used to be extremely popular with American law enforcement personnel. But, many police departments have phased them out due to political correctness issues and "community policing" pressures.
With tremendous knockout power in such a small form factor, the leather sap is effective in its role as a close quarters force-amplifying weapon.
We carry both 2-ply and 4-ply leather saps that are handmade in the U.S.A. by Boston Leather. Since 1938, Boston Leather has been crafting sturdy police and firefighter leather goods with only premium raw materials and a close attention to quality control. There is a huge difference in the construction of these saps as compared to cheap overseas imitations. The saps we stock at BadGuyStuff.com are actual duty-grade law enforcement weapons.