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Daredevil's Billy Club from Daredevil Vol 1 159

Daredevil has been known to wield a multi-purpose weapon that has many different modes.

In his youth Matt Murdock stole a nightstick from a police officer and hid it in a locker at Fogwell's Gym.[1] Years later he retrieved it and used it to rescue a group of children kidnapped by the Kingpin.[2]

It's initial form is two billy clubs held together by an extendable cable. It can shift from a nunchaku- like weapon to a manrikigusari (a long rope/chain weapon with two weights on its ends), dual billy clubs which can be wielded in an Eskrima-like fashion, staff, or a cable with a grappling hook. The weapon can also be adjusted to combine both sticks into an Eskrima stick. Most notably, the billy club can be disguised as a blind man's cane, for use by DD's alter ego, Matthew Murdock. The weapon is held by a holster on the side of Daredevil's Suit on his left leg.

In early canon, the Billy Club had a retractable microphone, a miniature tape recorder, chamber for firing projectiles. The Billy Club has always been depicted with a wire cable which allows the club to be used as a grappling hook and it can also be used as a baton.

It appears a police radio was installed into the Billy Club.[3]

Alternate Reality Versions[]

Image Description Issue
Daredevil's Billy Club from Magdalena Daredevil Vol 1 1 001 In Earth-7642, one of Daredevil's billy clubs was blessed by Magdalena, making it a powerful weapon against demons. Magdalena/Daredevil #1
Daredevil's Billy Club from Marvel's Daredevil 001 In Earth-199999, Daredevil's billy club is disguised as a walking cane which he uses while in his publlic persona. Marvel's Daredevil S1E07
Daredevil's Billy Club from Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe Again Vol 1 4 001 In Earth-TRN664, a brainwashed Deadpool beat Daredevil to death with his own billy club. Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe Again #4
Matthew Murdock (Earth-TRN883) from Marvel Future Revolution 002 In Earth-TRN883, Daredevil's billy clubs could combine to form a bo staff. Marvel Future Revolution

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Trivia

  • In the Guardian Devil story-line, Bullseye used one of the clubs to kill Karen Page while fighting Daredevil.
  • When she became Daredevil, Elektra Natchios converted her twin sai into a weapon similar to Matt's billy clubs. The monouchi was turned into a blunt weapon that could split to release a grappling hook.[4]

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