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Enswell, Eye Iron, End-swell, Endswell, Stop-swell, No-swell

Enswell, sometimes called an Eye Iron, End-swell, Endswell, Stop-swell or No-swell, is a small smooth piece of thick metal with a handle. It is kept in the ice bucket and is used to cool the area of a bruise or a cut by applying direct pressure to decrease the blood flow to the area. The idea being that the cold will cause capillaries to constrict and reduce the flow of blood to the swelling. The enswell featured above is available from Pro Boxing Equipment.


Some Enswell's are hollow to allow water to be placed inside and then frozen prior to use. In our experience these are a 'gimmmick', at the same temperature ice actually absorbs less heat than metal and we have yet to find anyone who prefers this type of enswell.