Who Are the Real Peaky Blinders? Gangs of Britain

The Peaky Blinders were a real street gang that operated in Birmingham, England, from the late 19th century to the early 20th century. The gang was known for its distinctive clothing, which included flat caps, long coats, and boots, as well as its violent behavior and criminal activities, which included robbery, extortion, and violence. The gang's name is thought to have come from the practice of its members sewing razor blades into the peaks of their caps, which they would use as weapons in fights. The Peaky Blinders were eventually disbanded by the police, but their legend lives on in popular culture, most notably in the BBC television series "Peaky Blinders."