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In some cases however it may be recognized and considered an offensive weapon in some jurisdictions.

In the United States there are few legal restrictions on Kubotans, with the notable exception that they are prohibited as carry-on items for air travellers.

Its popularity grew in 1969 to 1970s when Kubota, at the request of Senator Edward M.

Davis then former Chief of the Los Angeles Police Department, created the weapon and began training female officers in its application.

In other locking and compliance applications, the body of the Kubotan can be used to create pain.

A typical pain compliance technique involves seizing an attacker's wrist and sealing both hands around it with the length of the Kubotan laid across the radius bone.

As a pressure point weapon it can attack any point a finger can, but with greater penetration because of the smaller surface area at the ends.

In this respect, the Kubotan can be substituted by everyday items such as hairbrushes, pens, markers, flashlights, small wooden dowels and even electronic cigarettes. tactical pens) are also sometimes marketed as substitutes for the Kubotan.

Over time the registered name "Kubotan" has been eroded and genericized to include many knockoffs and imitations of the original design.

Improvised versions of the Kubotan can be readily found and put to use.

Because a Kubotan is just a rod of a hard material, any restrictive regulation would most likely be ambiguous and undefined due to the ability for any common item to be used in a kubotan-like fashion.