The 9mm parabellum or 9 x 19mm is the most widely used military cartridge inthe world as well as being used by over 60% of the US police forces. The term parabellum is said to derive from the Latin ‘Si vis pacem, para bellum’ ‘If you seek peace, prepare for war’. Created in 1902 by Georg Luger the 9mm parabellum offers a flat trajectory combined with low recoil offering an effective range of over 50m. Using a 115 grain bullet it generates 420 foot pounds of energy.
Cufflink created from a recycled polished brass 9mm parabellum full cartridge. Cufflink measuring 9.96mm diameter by 3mm depth set on gold plated solid arm (24mm overall length).