The sharp edge of the badge

As one of the most written about type of tools throughout history, this article does not look to be a comprehensive examination of knives and their uses in law enforcement. There are training, books, articles, entire magazines, Web sites, exposition shows...

If given the option to choose, much like the firearm, the knife can be utilized in such a plethora of situations officers should ensure it is comfortable.

“A lot of the times it depends on the person,” says Shackelford. “Just like in anything, a lot of it is just a personal preference.”

Begg, speaking in the mindset of an officer: “I might only make so much, but if I spend a week’s pay on this knife and it brings me home and it lasts me my entire carrier – that’s worth it.” 


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