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The Edged Weapons topic covers news, tips, tactics and equipment officers need to defend against blade attacks. Whether it’s a butcher knife, a machete, an axe, or a pocket knife, police officers face the threat of an edged weapon attack exponentially more often than a firearm.
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November 17, 2014
Spyderco's Tri-Angle Sharpmaker: The right way to sharpen your patrol knife Lindsey J. Bertomen - Police Products

Spyderco's Tri-Angle Sharpmaker: The right way to sharpen your patrol knife

Putting the incorrect angle on a blade is the equivalent to dulling it - Full Story
August 26, 2014
Spyderco Battlestation: Looks like a blade, acts like a sword Lindsey J. Bertomen - Police Products

Spyderco Battlestation: Looks like a blade, acts like a sword

It looks part fantasy, part utility, and reflects real world engineering - Full Story
November 11, 2013
Video Training: Officers shoot man holding knife to hostage Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

Video Training: Officers shoot man holding knife to hostage

Upon viewing the video of the incident in which Daytona Beach police officers were forced to shoot Jermaine Green while he held a woman hostage at knifepoint, 5 training challenges came to mind - Full Story
July 25, 2013
Review: SOG Snarl is 'the' neck knife for patrol Lindsey J. Bertomen - Police Products

Review: SOG Snarl is 'the' neck knife for patrol

Jason Brous' knife designs are ergonomic works of art which give the user a mechanical cutting advantage - Full Story
July 10, 2013
Reality Training: Suspect pulls butcher knife at traffic stop PoliceOne Staff - Reality Training: Roll Call Video Review

Reality Training: Suspect pulls butcher knife at traffic stop

Action may beat reaction 99.99 percent of the time, but Clarendon County Deputy Danny Graham may well represent that remaining 0.01 percent - Full Story
June 26, 2013
A happy anniversary: 5 key themes from 5 great years Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

A happy anniversary: 5 key themes from 5 great years

Keeping cop killers out of jail, active shooters in schools, and other issues I've covered during my five years (so far) at PoliceOne - Full Story
May 14, 2013
PoliceOne Roundtable: Smart police trainers use 'dumb' simulation tools Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

PoliceOne Roundtable: Smart police trainers use 'dumb' simulation tools

Even as the capabilities of silicon-based simulators increase, our carbon-based simulators (a.k.a. trainers and role players), still need traditional “inert” training tools - Full Story
December 29, 2011
2011 in Review: Saving cops' lives is simple, not easy Brian Willis - If I Knew Then...

2011 in Review: Saving cops' lives is simple, not easy

The strategies outlined below are simple but many require a change to the way we think and train as a law enforcement culture - Full Story
July 20, 2011
3 lessons learned from a surprise knife attack Charles Remsberg - 10-8: Life on the Line

3 lessons learned from a surprise knife attack

Edged weapons and other potentially lethal implements can easily be concealed in cupped hands that may appear innocuous from the front - Full Story
July 06, 2011
P1 Humor Corner: No good deed goes unpunished Mike Peterson - Cop Comedy

P1 Humor Corner: No good deed goes unpunished

Everybody wanted to meet me, Officer Friendly, because all my traffic violators were literally thanking me for giving them a ticket! - Full Story



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