ESP hardened baton is designated for professional use by the police and other security forces. Its tubes are made of high quality hardened steel, tested over years with millions of batons already produced using this steel. The hardening makes the telescopic tubes extremely resistant against bending even during powerful strikes.
This type of baton can be opened by swinging the handle into a free space or by pulling out the tubes by the baton's tip. The locking mechanism then locks the tubes into the expanded position.
Closing the baton
The best feature of the Easy Lock baton is the push button closing method. The lock is released when you press the button at the end of the handle and push the baton tip inward. The tubes can then easily be pushed back inside the handle.
The baton can always be closed easily and effortlessly, no matter the force with which the baton opened. There's also no need to look for any hard surface to close the baton as you would with a Friction Lock expandable baton.
During drop tests the baton was dropped from a 2-meter height onto concrete (the German standard requires only wood, which is a much softer surface). It was then possible to close the baton as smoothly as before.
The baton has been tested by opening and closing 6 000 times, and the mechanism continues to perform flawlessly.
The locking mechanism was tested repeatedly by submerging the baton into mud and then operating normally.