Dealers and Fakeshops on different platforms, also at amazon in EU and UK allow fakes to be sold as the UNBREAKABLE® UMBRELLA. To buy the authentic UNBREAKABLE® UMBRELLA please ensure and check that it comes from the sole supplier in the UK, ‘TACTICAL THINGS’.
In the UK and EU many were sold a crude, poorly designed imitation of our Unbreakable® Walking-Stick Umbrella. The imitation made by E.I. Limited/Gerhard Spannbauer is called either Security Umbrella, or Selbstverteidigungsschirm, or Sicherheitsschirm. Here is what one reviewer wrote about this imitation:
“One Gerhard Spannbauer is selling a self-defense umbrella, called Selbstverteidigungsschirm [also called Security Umbrella and Self-Defense Umbrella], but he makes it look like yours! His company also uses your video for marketing his cheap knockoff umbrellas on Amazon.
“I tested Spannbauers umbrella and it not worth 40 USD–three strikes, three breaks (see photos below)! This will not be good for your excellent umbrellas–they are looking similar and Spannbauer uses the same marketing as before with your umbrella.”
Authorized instructor of Irish Stick Fighting Doyle Style
Cold-Steel.cz takes advantage of its customers who look for Unbreakable® Umbrellas and sells them weak fakes by E.I. Limited. One such customer describes receiving the E.I. Limited’s fake already broken (see the photo below).
The knockoff manufacturer, E.I. Limited/Gerhard Spannbauer, tried to match the performance of Unbreakable® Umbrellas but failed–even though he made his umbrellas more massive. He just didn’t have NTOI’s expertise. See photo below.
Sellers of the Security Umbrella, or Selbstverteidigungsschirm, or Sicherheitsschirm (in France deceptively advertised as “Parapluie Incassable,” French for “unbreakable umbrella”) are using fake video demos–doing weak slaps against a soft punching bag, with frequent cuts to hide breaking of the umbrella’s ribs and locking mechanism and to substitute a new umbrella for the next take. Take a look at one such demo and judge for yourself:
Watch closely bag strikes on the above video from GoDefense.fr and MyUrbanKit.com and you will see this:
5 strikes–cut–1 strike–cut–2 strikes–cut–1 strike–cut–1 strike–cut–2 strikes and the final umbrella is opened.
Why these cuts? Why not show the uncut test, from the first strike to the opening of the umbrella? Here you can see why:
Tests of Unbreakable® Umbrellas are shown without any cuts–because they are not faked. Here is an example: