Once you know how to fight, you can easily improvise a weapon that will assist you. A pen, table knife, or any long thin object can double as a Persuader. An effective impact weapon can be created by dropping something small and dense (a cake of soap, an ashtray) into a sock, pantyhose toe, or shirt sleeve with a knot tied at the wrist. The range of potential improvised weapons is limited only by your imagination, but you should not depend on “found” weapons unless your usual tools are unavailable.