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Mean Gene Leather – Hot Tamale

The MGL “Hot Tamale” Less-Lethal Coin Purse. Simplicity in action.


19 Responses to “Mean Gene Leather – Hot Tamale”

  1. Joe says:

    Cool. When can we expect to see this in their shop??

  2. Gerard says:

    This item really is a must have. Not necessarily as a weapon but to antagonize liberals Im having coffee with…”let me leave some change for the tip…”

    • PNWTO says:


      • Curt says:

        Just another option. that’s all.

        • PETE says:

          Thanks for mentioning, as I had noted the Suarez coin purse… I like this Mean Jean version more and plan to order. Both seem to be able to make an impact.

          For what it is worth, I regularly carry a Boston Leather “item”. This seems a bit more value, so to speak.

  3. Rearmount says:

    When can we expect it to be released?

    I’m a fan.

  4. Hubb says:

    I usually just carry a pillowcase with full soda cans in it.

    • Gerard says:

      I used to have a neibor in Boston, decades ago. His weapon of choice for defense was a brick in a plastic shopping bag

    • Intel6 says:

      Athletic tube sock with D cell batteries

    • SSD says:

      Too messy. Back in the day you could have used door knobs.

      • Grampa: We can’t bust heads like we used to. But we have our ways. One trick is to tell stories that don’t go anywhere. Like the time I caught the ferry to Shelbyville. I needed a new heel for m’shoe. So I decided to go to Morganville, which is what they called Shelbyville in those days. So I tied an onion to my belt, which was the style at the time. Now, to take the ferry cost a nickel, and in those days, nickels had pictures of bumblebees on ’em. “Gimme five bees for a quarter,” you’d say. Now where were we… oh yeah. The important thing was that I had an onion on my belt, which was the style at the time. I didn’t have any white onions, because of the war. The only thing you could get was those big yellow ones.

  5. Todd says:

    GREAT! I’ve always wanted to hit someone with my purse!

  6. VictorVector says:

    When I get off a plane someplace I can’t carry concealed, my first stop is at a bank for a roll of quarters. “Why yes officer, of course I carry $10 of quarters in a sock. Doesn’t everyone?”

  7. Pete says:

    These look good, but I wish Gene would put more pictures of the leather and stitching options. I mean, I know what black looks like but the difference between Brown, Chocolate, “Distressed”, “natural”, and “Crazy Horse.” are really not clear to me. I’m not saying he needs pictures of every possible combo of stitching and leather for every item, but a template of the leathers and stitching colors would be nice.

  8. hi. i’m looking to buy a hot tamale,mean gene leather but i can’t find it . please e-mail me with a price and location to buy it thank you larry

  9. Historibot says:

    Should we infer from the picture that it holds $20 in quarters?