The “Discreet Companion” Ladies’ Raygun
A pocket butane raygun for steampunky cosplay.
Photograph by John Keately
First invented in 1885 for use by the daring ladies of the Cloud Frontier, the Discreet Companion has been a staple of purses and garter belts ever since.
Torch lighters are handy, cheap, and easy to find. They come in a wide variety of shapes and styles, so there’s room for customizing to your personal taste.
I normally modify mine with antique parts, but here I chose parts that you can get in most hardware and ...