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TSA Allows Small Knives On Flights

March 5, 2013
For the first time since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, federal airport screeners will allow passengers to carry onto a plane small knives, as well as golf clubs, hockey sticks and pool cues.

SHOT Show 2013: Kershaw's Zero Tolerance Folders

January 15, 2013
Kershaw Knives brought three durable Zero Tolerance folders to SHOT Show in Las Vegas that offer Elmax Swedish steel construction and smooth flipper actions.

Ka-Bar Introduces 2012 Knives

February 1, 2012
Ka-Bar Knives has introduced five knives in the Becker Knife & Tool line and four items in the Zombie line, as its new offerings for 2012.

Get an Everyday Carry Knife

January 18, 2012
A reader asked me what one thing I would recommend he purchase for everyday use as a police officer. My answer? An everyday carry knife.

Benchmade Introduces Harley-Davidson Nonconformist Folding Knife

October 21, 2011
Benchmade has introduced the Harley-Davidson Nonconformist folding knife in drop-point (13800) and Tanto (13801) configurations.

Police Product Test: Benchmade Triage Knife

August 24, 2011

POLICE Magazine reviews the Benchmade Triage Knife, 5.11 Tactical/Viking Tactics Training Books, and Tactical Assault Gear Tactical Go Bag.

Police Product Test: Original S.W.A.T. WinX2 Boots

June 27, 2011

POLICE Magazine reviews Original S.W.A.T.'s WinX2 Boots, Benchmade's 930 Kulgera Knife, and Tactical Assault Gear's Phalanx T4 Fury Vest.

Fixed-Blade Knives for Duty

June 22, 2011

Many of the fixed blades built for law enforcement are designed for heavy-duty applications: cutting seat belts and harnesses, hacking through underbrush, breaking windows, prying open doors (not recommended), or they can even be used to puncture liquid containers. These uses will generally destroy any pocket knife you might carry.

Ontario Knife Introduces the Ranger Task Force Infidel (TFI)

June 14, 2011
The five-inch, 5160 high-carbon steel blade measures 0.25 inches wide and stretches 10.228 inches in length. The TFI's blade is coated with a black texture powder coat for protection and concealment.

Benchmade Introduces 470 Emmisary

May 6, 2011
Benchmade Knives has introduced the 470 Emmisary, a lightweight folder with an AXIS assist locking mechanism and safety. The knife arrives with a clip-point S30V stainless steel blade that is three inches in length, giving the knife a nearly 7-inch length when fully open.

Quick Flick Series

March 30, 2011
Colonial Knife Co.'s Quick Flick Series knives feature a patented assisted opening design, liner lock, ambidextrous blade opening, and a pocket clip that attaches to either side of the knife. Blades are made of 440A stainless steel, Rockwell hardness 58 60 C, and the cutting edge is guaranteed to remain sharp for the life of the knife.

Covert Automatic Folding Knife

February 18, 2011
Building on the success of the original Covert Automatic, Gerber's Mini Covert Auto is a small, light, yet strong tactical auto knife with everyday carry capabilities. It weighs 2.1 ounces and measures 6.5 inches when open, 3.8 inches when closed.

Benchmade To Bring H&K Soldat Folder

February 8, 2011
The folder weighs 2.8 ounces and will be available in a black-coated finish. The blade is made from corrosion-resistant steel and opens via a manual push-button locking mechanism with thumb-hole opener.

SHOT Show 2011: Benchmade Brings 915 Triage Utility Knife

January 19, 2011
The utility knife is ideal for cutting seat belts, clothing, boots or tape, according to a rep at the Benchmade booth. An ambidextrous thumb-stud opener deploys a modified sheepsfoot-style blade, which is made from corrosion-resistant steel.

Police Product Test: Pelican Products 2490 Recoil LED Light

October 31, 2010

Scott Smith reviews the Pelican Products 2490 Recoil LED Light, EOTAC Operator Grade Emerson Folding Knife, Haix GSG9S Boots, and 5.11 Tactical Taclite2 Gloves.

Police Product Test: Inforce/Emissive Energy Color LED Police Flashlight

September 30, 2010

Scott Smith reviews Inforce/Emissive Energy Color LED Police Flashlight, Woolrich Elite Series Tactical Polyester Fleece Jacket, SureFire X300 High-Output LED Weapon Light, and SOG Knives Swedge II.

5.11 Tactical Offers Dan Costa Knife with Purchase

September 8, 2010
The knife features a four-inch Damascus steel re-curve blade, differentially anodized aluminum handles and anodized titanium liners with a LE Blue finish.

Benchmade's 741 Onslaught Wins Knife of the Year

July 28, 2010
The 741 Onslaught features Benchmade's patented AXIS Locking Mechanism, contoured G10 handle scales with 420J stainless steel liners, and 154CM stainless steel blade. The knife was designed by custom knife maker, Bob Lum.

Knives & Tools: 2010

July 14, 2010

Knives and pocket tools are an invaluable asset for a patrol officer and have become as much a part of the duty uniform as body armor. Here's our look at 10 current offerings for 2010 from today's best-known suppliers.

Knives and Tools

June 24, 2010

There are as many styles of knives and tools as there are men and women in uniform. POLICE Magazine asked me to take a look at one item each from several of today's best known manufacturers.

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