Batons

Some articles on batons, baton:

ASP, Inc. - ASP Telescopic Baton
... ASP batons enjoy a great deal of market penetration, having been adopted by most major law enforcement agencies in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada and Australia since the early 1990s ... For this reason, expandable batons in general are sometimes erroneously referred to as "asps", as a genericized trademark ... The batons come in 4 sizes 16", 21", 26" and 31" and have a wide number of variations, such as color (black being the most common, but some have nickel-plated shafts ...
Baton (law Enforcement) - Baton Designs - Straightstick
... A straight, fixed-length baton (also commonly referred to as a "straightstick") is the oldest and simplest police baton design, known as far back as ancient Egypt ... They range in size from short clubs less than a foot in length to long 36-inch (91 cm) "riot batons" commonly used in civil disturbances or by officers mounted on horseback ... have replaced the straightstick with other batons because of inconvenience to carry, and a desire for their officers to look less threatening to the community they serve ...
Police Duty Belt - Equipment - Baton Holder
... For more details on this topic, see Baton (law enforcement) ... There are several types of baton holders for officers who have fixed or collapsible batons ... For fixed straight and side-handle batons, they use a ring which keeps the baton in place, but can slide out when the officer is running or engaging in an altercation ...
Baton (law Enforcement) - Legality
... Batons are legal for sworn law enforcement and military in most countries around the world ... legality of civilian carry for purpose-built batons varies greatly by country, and by local jurisdictions ... In the UK, batons are considered to be offensive weapons (as they are "made or adapted for use for causing injury to the person"), which prohibits their ...
Majorette (dancer)
... choreographed dance or movement, primarily baton twirling associated with marching bands during parades ... Majorettes can also twirl knives, fire knives, flags, light-up batons, and fire batons ... cartwheels, and flips, and sometimes twirl up to four batons at a time ...