A portable boot-blackening apparatus with pressure-controlled particulate emissions, and attached accoutrements to achieve the highest possible shine. When the trigger is pulled, a fine mist of boot black comes out.
The device is not very long and rather flat. It is long and sharp, with multiple attachments and a blackened nozzle.
- Lord Felix Mersey uses an automated shoe-shining prong to threaten the ruffians trying to kidnap Dimity in Curtsies & Conspiracies. He called it a ballistic exploding steam missile fire prong to trick the men.
- "As he spoke, the young lord reached inside his coat and produced the most remarkable gadget. It wasn't very big and was rather flat, which explained how he could keep it in his coat without upsetting the lines, but it was extremely evil looking. It was long and sharp, with multiple attachments and a nozzle blackened from extruding some toxic substance. It looked highly flammable and quite deadly. Vieve would have been enthralled." (Curtsies & Conspiracies, The 7th Test)