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The Legend Behind "Peaky Blinders" - and What the REAL Origin of the Name Is

The British historical drama Peaky Blinders has a pretty unusual name, and if you're wondering what "Peaky Blinders" actually means, we've got answers! The drama revolves around a fictionalized version of a real-life criminal gang in early 1900s Britain, and there are two main versions of the legend behind their catchy name - one more likely to be true than the other.

In popular lore, the name Peaky Blinders reportedly came from a particular practice that the gang members had: sewing disposable razor blades into the peaks of their flat caps....

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News Posted By: buzzsugar - Tuesday, 8 October