2. Tactical Pen
A tactical pen to the eye, neck, and/or face is a very strong deterrent and will likely thwart an attacker or give you time to get away. The disadvantage is that it requires very close contact and a strong attacker might be able to block the attack and overpower you. Surprise is therefore important. Sometimes it can be best to feign submission right before you go on the offensive. FYI if you don’t want to fork over the cash for an actual tactical pen just buy a pack of Zebra F-301s.