Disguised Weapons!

“Don’t judge a book by its cover” should work for people and…for weapons! Some of the most dangerous weapons are those disguised as everyday items.

In 1945 a man gave a pair of spring-loaded spiked binoculars as a gift to his former fiancée after she left him. They inspired a scene in the 1959 film Horrors of the Black Museum.

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I can’t even count all the times that in a spy-movie a shotgun disguised as an umbrella appears, the last movie that I’ve seen with a weapon like this is Kingsman (which is also a  pretty cool movie).

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Girls are sooo obsessed with make-up and, personally, a make-up item that I always carry with me is lipstick. Of course this is not the kind of lipstick I would use on my face on a daily basis!

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Most of the good ol’ fashioned  gangsters used to have a double bladed signet ring, that eventually would leave some ugly scars on the face of the victim.

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The Crime Museum’s collections contain many other cleverly designed weapons seized by the Metropolitan Police. For the very first time a huge collection of never-before-seen objects from the Metropolitan Police’s Crime Museum (or Black Museum as it was once called) are on public display at the Museum of London until the 10th of April 2016. an interesting journey through some of the UK’s most famous cases from Jack the Ripper and Dr. Crippen to  the Krays, the Great Train Robbery, the Spaghetti House Siege, espionage and the Cold War. It’s a chance you can’t miss as the Crime Museum’s collection, located at New Scotland Yard, is not open to the public.

Museum of London – The Crime Museum Uncovered

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Source: The Crime Museum Uncovered

Elle. xx

 

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