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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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July 29, 2013

Police fatally shoot knife-wielding teen on bus

Witnesses are questioning why 9 shots were fired at the teen, who approached police with a knife and ignored orders.
July 22, 2013

Tip - Knife grips (POSA) Secure - Login Required

This video discusses the 4 types of knife grips and their advantages and disadvantages.
July 17, 2013

Stubborn store owner, 96, refuses armed robber

The robber, knife-in-hand, became frustrated with the woman, who wouldn't open her register or get out of his way.
July 16, 2013

Surviving hidden weapons Secure - Login Required

Captain Steve Johnson discusses the importance of continuing your training and staying up to date on the current trends of hidden compartments in seemingly everyday items.
May 30, 2013

Philly police shoot, kill stabbing suspect

Surveillance video has been released that details the shooting death of a suspect by a plainclothes officer after the suspect attacked another man outside a Philadelphia bar.
May 23, 2013

Machete-wielding vandal shot, killed at LA police station

A machete-wielding man was shot outside a California police station after cops confronted him smashing out police cruiser windows with the weapon.
April 09, 2013

Police TASER knife-wielding man outside Buckingham Palace

A man held a knife to his own throat, disrupting the "Changing of the Guard" at Buckingham Palace in this Feb. 2013 video. Police moved in from several angles and tasered him.
June 05, 2012

Michael Janich: Applying Edged Weapons

Betsy Brantner-Smith talks with Michael Janich, Special Project Coordinator at Spyderco. Michael explains how to use the knife as a utility tool but also as a weapon when applying defensive tactics.
January 25, 2011

Michael Janich: Defending Against an Edged Weapon Attack

Betsy Brantner-Smith sits down to speak with Michael Janich of Spyderco about defending yourself in the case of an edged weapon attack. Michael explains that "knifers" are going to attack you in the way they find the most convenient for them. He has looked at the counterknife tactics of other cultures to come up with advice for both uniformed and correctional officers.



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