Odin Leather Goods

Slapjack “Paperweights”

UPDATE (8/8/22): We're prepping for a new batch of Slapjack. We're just waiting on a few supplies to arrive before we begin production. We'll plan to release them in a manner similar to what we've done in the past - An announcement will be emailed and posted to social media channels one week before the items go on sale. The sale will likely start on a Saturday morning at 10am. Items will only be sold online and in our Lewisville, TX store (NEW!). Slapjacks will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis, with no limit or reserves. And no... I don't have an exact sale date yet. And no, we're not taking reserve orders right now.

Slapjacks, also known as a "sap", are flattened and weighted leather baton-like devices. The head is filled with a lead slug, and the body has a piece of spring steel - combined, the device is stiff but also has a bit of flex, which helps it make a nice slapping thud when it hits a table or similarly hard surface. You'll be surprised at just how much of a wallop they pack. It's an old and somewhat nostalgic design.

Depending on where you live and your local laws, you can use it simply as a paper or book weight or decide, like many people, to carry one in your vehicle, pocket, or purse. In Texas, we are happily allowed to carry them and if ever needed use them for defensive purposes. That said... Know your local laws, and don't be stupid.

Obligatory Disclaimer... The saps we sell are for novelty purposes only and are not meant to be carried for self-defense. So... This item is best used as a paperweight! Actively using items like this will likely result in you getting in some trouble. In some areas, they may even be illegal - so check your local laws and regulations (I'm not responsible for doing that for you).

Luckily, they are perfectly legal to possess and carry in the State of Texas.  


  • Length – 9" L x 2" W
  • Weight – 7-9oz


  • Three layers of vegetable-tanned English Bridle
  • Spring steel and lead shot inside


  • Wipe clean with a soft damp cloth, then treat with Blackrock Leather-n-Rich or Smith's Leather Balm.


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