• Benchmade Griptilian
    0:38

    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… Read more »

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  • Benchmade SOCP
    3:21

    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… Read more »

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    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
    6:48

    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… Read more »

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  • Close Quarters Defense & Entanglement
    13:54

    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… Read more »

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  • Knife Training and Knife Grips
    1:50

    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…. Read more »

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  • Benchmade 810 Contego Knife
    1:37

    Rob Pincus discusses the 810 Contego knife with Jason Boyd from Benchmade at the NRA's 2013 Annual Meetings and Exhibits.

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  • Fixed Blade Knife for Everyday Carry
    3:49

    Rob Pincus presents the Gideon Tanto Point fixed blade knife from BlackHawk. This is a rugged, durable knife with a solid, heavy blade and thin, comfortable contoured handle. Rob talks about the variety of applications for this knife, including law enforcement, personal defense, hunting and other outdoor uses. The sheath has a retention lock so… Read more »

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  • Defensive Blades
    17:10

    There are many options available to you if you are interested in owning and wielding a knife for personal defense, so Rob Pincus and Michael Janich discuss the unique specifications of some of the various defensive blades you'll find.

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