Lippe, played by Pat Roach, is a thug ordered to kill Bond. As you will see, he is very strong and tough, but not on a level with Jaws or Oddjob (Bond can at least hurt and move Lippe in contrast to the other foes who simply ignore Bond's best efforts).
What is now interesting is once Bond tries to use a knife (which is a dangerous weapon), Lippe removes a kind of flexible mace from his belt and destroys the knife. The mace seems to be very powerful, it hacks an iron form apart. Here a better image:
Does this kind of weapon really exist and is it as powerful as shown in the movie? Who came up with the idea of the weapon during the movie?