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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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February 11, 2009
Jurors learn edged weapon and use of force realities in $8M lawsuit Charles Remsberg - 10-8: Life on the Line

Jurors learn edged weapon and use of force realities in $8M lawsuit

Editor’s Note: PoliceOne and Calibre Press are proud to announce that the bestselling law enforcement... - Full Story
August 28, 2008
Fixed-blade back-up knives The Police Officers Safety Association (POSA) - Free Video Training Programs for Law Enforcement

Fixed-blade back-up knives

By Ralph MrozMost officers, whether they are in uniform or plain clothes, carry a folding knife while... - Full Story
November 10, 2007
Training outside the box to win lethal confrontations Jim Glennon - Surviving the Streets

Training outside the box to win lethal confrontations

By Lt. Jim Glennon, Lombard, IL (ret.)Dave Smith, the Senior Instructor for Calibre Press, and one of... - Full Story
October 21, 2007
Cutting through the hype about knives The Police Officers Safety Association (POSA) - Free Video Training Programs for Law Enforcement

Cutting through the hype about knives

By Ralph Mroz Reprinted with permission from Police & Security News This is the golden age of knives.... - Full Story
December 13, 2006
Why you need empty hands and knife skills The Police Officers Safety Association (POSA) - Free Video Training Programs for Law Enforcement

Why you need empty hands and knife skills

By Ralph Mroz Training Director: Police Officers Safety Association Why You Need Empty Hands Skills 1.... - Full Story
October 26, 2006
Benchmade’s RSK Mk1 Folding Knife Law Officer Magazine - Tactics, Technology and Training for Today's Law Enforcement Professional

Benchmade’s RSK Mk1 Folding Knife

By Dave Spaulding I've long said that if you have a reason to carry a gun, you should probably carry... - Full Story
November 10, 2005
Carrying a knife: Officer safety and administrative considerations Dr. Richard Weinblatt - Weinblatt's Tips

Carrying a knife: Officer safety and administrative considerations

The carrying of a knife by on duty law enforcement officers has become quite widespread. Officers spend... - Full Story
June 13, 2005
Edged Weapon Defense: Is or was the 21-foot rule valid? (Part 2) Force Science Institute - Destroying Myths & Discovering Cold Facts

Edged Weapon Defense: Is or was the 21-foot rule valid? (Part 2)

Part 2 of a 2-Part Series EDITOR'S NOTE: For the record, the 21-Foot Rule, when accurately stated, says... - Full Story
May 23, 2005
Edged Weapon Defense: Is or was the 21-foot rule valid? (Part 1) Force Science Institute - Destroying Myths & Discovering Cold Facts

Edged Weapon Defense: Is or was the 21-foot rule valid? (Part 1)

Part 1 of a 2-Part Series For more than 20 years now, a concept called the 21-Foot Rule has been a core... - Full Story
April 07, 2005
Do police officers need knives? The Police Officers Safety Association (POSA) - Free Video Training Programs for Law Enforcement

Do police officers need knives?

by Ralph Mroz Ralph Mroz is a police officer in Western Massachusetts currently assigned to his county’s... - Full Story



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