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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 23, 2015
How to effectively take (or penetrate) cover in a critical incident Duane Wolfe - The Warrior's Path

How to effectively take (or penetrate) cover in a critical incident

Using cover can save your life, so you owe it to yourself to be well-trained in its use - Full Story
October 23, 2015
4 questions to ask when buying body armor Melissa Mann - The Voice on the Radio

4 questions to ask when buying body armor

Officers who don't wear body armor regularly are three to four times more likely to suffer a fatal injury from a torso shot than officers who routinely wear body armor - Full Story
October 23, 2015
4 helpful tips on choosing the right knife Melissa Mann - The Voice on the Radio

4 helpful tips on choosing the right knife

Use these tips to help you choose the right knife for work and for play - Full Story
September 28, 2015
Cold Steel's newest blade is a modern take on a historical weapon Sean Curtis - Tactical Know-How

Cold Steel's newest blade is a modern take on a historical weapon

The Kukri, or Khukuri, was made famous by Nepalese soldiers (Gurkhas) who used the weapon in many battles ranging from the Gurkha War through WWII - Full Story
January 27, 2015
Weapons with edge: 3 great blades from SHOT Show Lindsey J. Bertomen - Police Products

Weapons with edge: 3 great blades from SHOT Show

A folding knife, a fixed blade, and a multi-tool made the list for most impressive edged weapons at SHOT Show 2015 - Full Story
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 - 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



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