Mur Lafferty tweeted a link to this nifty steampunk item: the Ladies’ Discreet Companion Raygun.

It’s a beautifully crafted item, but . . . where’s the trigger? Heck, where’s the grip? I’m not even sure which end to point at my target, which could be hazardous to my health if I actually had any idea of how to fire the thing, which I don’t.

Clearly, some training would be required. But it sure is pretty.