Pistols, Brass Knuckles, and Daggers

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Poing Américain with Gun and Dagger
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While researching the apaches of Paris for our Paris Insights feature article, we visited the Police Museum where we photographed one of the weapons that the they used to commit their crimes. The museum has a display case showing a number of their weapons, including brass knuckles (called poings américains) and a combination brass knuckle, dagger, and single-shot pistol (pictured).

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