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The Persuader is a purse designed by James Piatt to look like a gun. He writes:

“For the girl on the move the Pursuader features a handy cell phone compartment in the clip. Constructed by interlocking laser cut leather this handbag has no stitching. This is a combination of old-world craftsmanship and high technology. Create the look no one can refuse.”

It’s supposed to scare off thieves and other assailants. Works on me!
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Becky Stern

Becky Stern

Becky Stern ( is a DIY guru and director of wearable electronics at Adafruit. She publishes a new project video every week and hosts a live show on YouTube. Formerly Becky was Senior Video Producer for MAKE. Becky lives in Brooklyn, NY and belongs to art groups Free Art & Technology (“release early, often, and with rap music”) and Madagascar Institute (“fear is never boring”).

  • Judi W.

    Oh my … good way to get shot by the cops if you live in NYC …

  • ellen

    Could someone screen these ideas? Tasteless …

  • Kris

    Ellen said: “Could someone screen these ideas? Tasteless …”
    I agree. I’d much rather see a purse modeled after a finely crafted wood and steel precision bolt action rifle or even an FN-FAL, the finest battle rifle ever conceived. Whoever thought of making the purse look like the latest wonder-combat-tupperware has no sense of history or the fine art of weapons

  • Anonymous

    ha ha ha.
    Let me get my purse out to pay for that would be met with the shopkeeper getting out a shotgun like never before.

  • jerlessa

    i want that purse!!!!! if its not to expensive i want that purse to b mine