While I do advise my female friends untrained in hand-to-hand combat to carry mace or pepper spray, a little backup option like this might also be a good idea. The same warning applies to this purse as to a knife, though: break it out, and someone’s going to get hurt — not necessarily the other guy.
Actually, it turns out that the built-in knuckles on the Peacekeeper 400are made of foam. I know, kind of a letdown. But it’s probably for the best, and $85 might be worth it for the looks you’d get on the street.. You can always stash the real weapons inside.