• 2:32

    SIRT Training Knives

    Mike Hughes and Britt Lentz of Next Level Training introduce the SIRT Training Knife. It’s a dedicated training knife that you can use to train for knife defense in a realistic and practical manner. They developed it to fill a need in the world of knife training. Mike and Britt saw that among existing training…

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  • 2:40

    Benchmade Follow-Up

    The newest Benchmade fixed-blade knife is the Follow-Up. It’s a short-bladed but large-handled defensive knife. Though it can be used as a utility knife, the first thing Rob Pincus considers when looking at an everyday carry knife is, can it be used for knife defense? FEATURES When it comes to defensive knives, Rob likes two…

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  • 5:37

    Wander Tactical Knives

    PDN Contributor Alessandro Padovani talks with Alex and Dino of Wander Tactical about the process behind the design of a defensive knife. Numerous examples of Wander Tactical’s tough, hard-working blades are on display. Their focus is on survival and defensive knives. WHAT MAKES A GOOD DEFENSIVE BLADE? Wander Tactical knives feature solid blades with ¼-inch…

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  • Benchmade Griptilian

    Benchmade Griptilian

    If you’re looking for an everyday utility knife that can also be pressed into service for personal defense, the Benchmade Griptilian is a great choice. The Benchmade Griptilian is a very easy to open, easy to use knife that has the Benchmade Access Lock. It’s rugged, it’s durable and it’s a useful everyday tool. Blade…

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  • Benchmade SOCP

    Benchmade SOCP Review and Tips

    The Benchmade SOCP is a defensive dagger-type knife. It can be used in a downward motion if you’re in close quarters. It can also be drawn in a more traditional grip and used as a forward point coming up into a close-quarters attack while in contact, or driving out, or even slashing and cutting. SOCP…

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  • 12:00

    Clear, Control, Counter Knife Defense Drill

    We can’t always count on having the time and distance needed to deploy our knives before we actually need to defend ourselves. A good way to approach this problem is by using the three Cs: clear, control and counter. In this extended video, Alessandro Padovani of Safer Faster Defense takes us through each step.

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  • Grip & Stance

    Grip and Stance for Knife Defense

    Alessandro Padovani of Safer Faster Defense discusses why it’s important for a knife handle to fit properly in the user’s hand, focusing on three grips: the hammer grip, the fencer’s (or Filipino) grip, and the reverse grip. Find out which grip works best for you and develop your skills with it. Don’t try working with…

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  • Close Quarters Defense & Entanglement

    Close Quarters Defense & Entanglement

    In this extended video, Craig Douglas of Shivworks presents four close quarter defense tactics for surviving an assault that begins with physical blows by an attacker. This often leads to an entanglement of limbs of the defender and attacker, during which the attacker may produce a knife or gun. Here are some strategies for getting…

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  • Knife Training and Knife Grips

    Knife Training and Knife Grips

    Alessandro Padovani of Safer Faster Defense works with you on knife training and demonstrates how to grip a knife in a defensive context. He shows the three ways to grip a knife. The hammer grip, where you hold the knife as if it were a hammer, is a strong grip but you lose some dexterity.…

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