Not because I expect you to pay attention or to actually deal with it, but just because I'm feeling spunky: You are both a) wrong and b) neglecting the fact that in the pre-MoQ era, Bare Knuckle fighting was actually illegal and there was a huge and vocal movement against it. Many newspaper articles, political-style speeches, periodical articles, and sections in books were written decrying the practice as barbaric. I mentioned this already, remember? These people HATED bare fist fighting and argued every which way they could against it. None of them seem to mention the extreme danger of injury to the hand. Why? Because it wasn't as big a problem as you claim. Sorry, but your "we'd better keep it a secret or we won't have customers" conspiracy theory doesn't hold up. Further, note that, as desperately as you are trying, this is not restricted solely to Edwardian and Victorian bare knuckle fighters. It also includes centuries upon centuries of Chinese, Okinawans, &tc. Why on earth did they not stop because of the serious risk of injury? Was it a grand practical joke each generation perpetrated upon the next, much like Boy Scouts taking the new guys snipe hunting? The logic just doesn't hold. Considering that many of them were period LEO and Security and were required to operate handguns, truncheon ("intermediate weapon"), small keys, call boxes, type, and write... um.. yes, the practice apparently didn't hinder their ability at all. Because a palm-heel to the mouth won't cut the flesh of the palm or split the targets lip and a palm-heel to the nose won't "draw the claret" just as much as a punch.