Editor's Note -- Being aware of the ways in which a person may deploy an edged weapon may give you the advantage to with the encounter:
Listen for the unsnapping of a button on a knife case
Listen for Velcro opening
Listen for the click of a lock blade
Movement behind the back
Drawing motion of the arm/elbow
The way in which a person may be packing a visible knife. A buck knife case that is holstered with the snap opening down lets you know that this person had thought about using gravity to deploy the knife quickly.
P-1 thanks Darren Laur, an edged weapon expert with the Victoria, BC PD and head instructor of Personal Protection Systems Inc. He has trained extensively in a variety of combat forms and specializes in reality based application and instruction.
NY officer never cowered in the face of a madman
By ERIKA MARTINEZ and JOHN DOYLE The New York
Police yesterday described a rookie cop as a Man of Steel after he showed extraordinary courage by continuing to fight an out-ofcontrol criminal despite getting stabbed through the skull on a Brooklyn subway platform.