- The Real *Peaky Blinders" c. 1919 (?) / 1920's gang "They used their peaked hats with razor blades sewn in to rob people. That's what a Peaky Blinder was. "When they hit someone or headbutted someone on the nose while wearing one, it would cause their victim temporary blindness."

Birmingham's real Peaky Blinders

- The Real *Peaky Blinders" c. 1919 (?) / 1920's gang "They used their peaked hats with razor blades sewn in to rob people. That's what a Peaky Blinder was. "When they hit someone or headbutted someone on the nose while wearing one, it would cause their victim temporary blindness."

Cillian Murphy as Thomas Shelby in a scene from Peaky Blinders series 2

The TRUTH behind Peaky Blinders - Brum's gangs just as brutal

Tom Hardy's character brandishes a gun in a scene from Peaky Blinders series 2

The TRUTH behind Peaky Blinders - Brum's gangs just as brutal

Alfie Solomons (Tom Hardy) makes a point to the Peaky Blinders

The TRUTH behind Peaky Blinders - Brum's gangs just as brutal

Peaky Blinders, series 2, episode 1, BBC Two, review: 'still got ...

Peaky Blinders, series 2, episode 1, BBC Two, review: 'still got swagger'

Thomas Shelby (Cillian Murphy) and May Carleton (Charlotte Riley)

The TRUTH behind Peaky Blinders - Brum's gangs just as brutal

Cillian Murphy's Thomas Shelby with other gang members in a scene from Peaky Blinders series 2

The TRUTH behind Peaky Blinders - Brum's gangs just as brutal

Cillian Murphy's Thomas Shelby with other gang members in a scene from Peaky Blinders series 2

Peaky Blinders | BBC tv, series devised and written by Stephen Knight of 'Locke' fame. | Why Peaky Blinders? Because that's a razor blade, that is. The gang is so called because in a fight they remove their peaked caps and swing 'em across the other bloke's face. Peaky. Blinders. Nasty.

Peaky Blinders | BBC tv, series devised and written by Stephen Knight of 'Locke' fame. | Why Peaky Blinders? Because that's a razor blade, that is. The gang is so called because in a fight they remove their peaked caps and swing 'em across the other bloke's face. Peaky. Blinders. Nasty.

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