The 10 Best Self Defense Weapons For Women

Rebecca Ahn
15 min readFeb 10, 2022

To be honest, I often caution other women against using most self defense weapons when first learning how to protect themselves. If you aren’t extremely well trained in these weapons, they can just as easily be used against you in a fight. And then what’s the point of having them?

But if you’re prepared to be smart and careful with your purchase, practice, and use of such weapons, I do have a few recommendations on where to start. Please take this advice with caution and self-awareness, and only carry a weapon on you that you’re fully prepared to use effectively.

With that, here are my top 10 best self defense weapons for women, ranging from novice to expert, including how to (and how not to) use them and where you can get your own without breaking your budget.

1. Self Defense Keychain

The keychain is probably the easiest and simplest self defense tool for anyone to use. There are many good ones designed to fit neatly and securely in or on your hand for effective use without much chance of compromise.

Take these beautifully designed Self Defense Kubaton Keychains by Munio. Not only are they a lovely accessory to bring style to your keyring, they are also super strong indestructible weapons designed by a self defense expert and endorsed by police, martial arts and military professionals worldwide as an effective self defense tool to have on you wherever you go.

They are also legal in all US states and even TSA friendly to take on an airplane. Purchase of these keychains also comes with a free e-book training guide and self defense video series, much like our Tough Cookie Self Defense online course which offers even more in-depth training.

For an equally effective but cuter option, try this Wild Kat Keychain. It’s self defense cat design provides a slot for your fingers through its eyes, while the ears turn your knuckles into lovely little spikey stabby weapons.

This version also comes with a built-in bottle opener and hex wrench. And when not in use, it makes quite a cute accessory for your…

Rebecca Ahn

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