Knives and Flaming Cats

Saw this: Firefighter attacked by knife-wielding woman; is saved by coat

A Tucson fire captain responding to an apartment fire early Friday morning was attacked by a knife-wielding woman who tried to stab him in the chest, police said.

The firefighter’s turnout, or firefighting coat, served as body armor and kept the knife from penetrating his chest, according to a press release issued by Tucson Fire.

The firefighter wasn’t hurt and was able to get out of the apartment.

But noticed this:

Firefighters were able to see inside and determine the fire was burning on top of a small stove. Officials say the woman had a dead cat on the stove and was burning it.

Burning a dead cat on the stove.

You can’t make this stuff up.

Steel Will Druid Neck Knives

Steel Will Druid 282

Steel Will Knives, a premium brand that produces knives with the highest standards of quality, is pleased to announce the Druid Neck Knives. These knives create a comfortable opportunity to carry while providing additional personal protection.

The compact Druid neck knife has a unique ergonomic design that was thought out to the smallest detail. The skeletonized handle with deep finger choils allows for an excellent lock-in and secure grip, making the knife feel one with the hand. The Druid Neck knife’s weight, size, and comfortable finger grooves also allows these knives to be handled with only two fingers.

Wide blades with high grinds makes this neck knife a very practical tool. The knife is an ideal EDC blade that is capable of delicate and precise work in the field. The knife is made of a single sheet of metal, which allows it to withstand heavy loads. Its 9Cr18MoV steel has high corrosion resistance, maintains its edge well and is easy to sharpen. In addition, the lack of handle scales makes it easy to sanitize and keep the knife clean.

The Druid Neck Knives stand out due to their construction and fresh design. There are 3 neck knives in the series, differing in blade type and overall length and each one comes with a durable and secure Kydex sheath. The Druid Neck Knives are meant to be worn around the neck with a special chain, which is included with the knife. These knives are so unobtrusive, you’ll forget they’re there, until it’s needed.

Switchblades in Maine

Maine legalizing switchblades for one-armed people

Maine lawmakers on Wednesday approved legalizing switchblades for people with one arm, moving close to becoming the first state to make such an exception to laws that ban use of the spring-action knives.

Backers of the measure say legalizing switchblades would eliminate a need for one-armed people to be forced to open folding knives with their teeth in emergencies.

The bill to allow amputees and other one-armed people to carry the quick-opening knives cleared Maine’s Senate on Wednesday after passing the House on Tuesday, Senate officials said.

Personally, I’ve never seen the issue with switchblades. I think it’s just another “Oh, no…those are scary!” issues.

Regardless, this move makes sense and I hope it gets other states to follow suit.

Johnny Tsai and Snake Man

Two New TOPS Tacticals

Ben Sobieck at Knife Showcase notes that sometimes the personalities are as interesting as the products at the SHOT Show:

Two interesting characters who ambled into the Gun Digest/Tactical Gear booth putting that dilemma to the test were Waysun Johnny Tsai of the Cuma Ram self-defense facility, and Mr. Snake Blocker of the Blocker Academy.

Both masters in the martial arts, they were armed with new signature tactical knives from TOPS.

Go check out these guys along with the Cuma Evolution and the Apache Falcon.

Remington Premier Rescue Escape Knife


Remington Premier Rescue Knife - Escape Series
Remington Premier Rescue Knife - Escape Series
  • Handle made of rugged slip resistant Forprene material with glow in the dark inserts
  • Auto blade lock button in handle
  • Lanyard hole
  • Glass breaker
  • 440C 3 ½” Sheepfoot combo blade with Remington etch
  • 5 ½” Closed
  • Ships with Heavy Duty Cordura Sheath with front Velcro closure and M.O.L.L.E. system in back
  • MSRP: $119

Murdoc’s model has an engraved blade for the Freedom Group New Products Seminar which I attended earlier this month.

A Double model with a push-button 3″ belt/web cutter is also available (pictured below).
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