U.S. G.I. Pugil Stick
The legendary Pugil Stick is a training device developed in the 1940s for training U.S. Infantry on the basics of melee combat with a rifle and bayonet. These sticks would teach recruits how to deal with violence and stress of the battlefield while providing valuable close combat skills. These are the real deal, not a toy. Made of wood and padding covered in heavy canvas. Sold for novelty purposes only. What an awesome collectible! Used, good condition. Genuine Military Surplus.