Archive for January, 2011

Nightsticks and Law Enforcement

Posted by Courtney Shipe on January 28th, 2011

Not too long ago, nightsticks were the most recognized piece of a law enforcement officer’s uniform. However, with legal cases dealing with police brutality and a new public consciousness of “control without killing”, non-lethal weapons have become the most often used in a cop’s arsenal. “Over the last few decades the police duty belt has [...]

All About Knife Sharpeners

Posted by Courtney Shipe on January 20th, 2011

If you own a knife, a knife sharpener is vital to keeping it in good, usable condition. Having a knife sharpener you can carry with your knife is particularly important if you use it while in the field. Many people don’t wish to carry a sharpener, declaring that it is unnecessary for short term trips. [...]

Ceremonial Sword Maintenance

Posted by Courtney Shipe on January 14th, 2011

Officers and other high ranking officials of our nation’s military and law enforcement agencies are issued ceremonial swords to wear with their dress uniforms. Caring for these swords to ensure their optimal quality of presentation for years is essential. Here are some tips and tricks to help you properly maintain your ceremonial sword.

All About Scout Swimmers

Posted by Courtney Shipe on January 7th, 2011

Scout Swimmers are highly trained military personnel who perform clandestine surface swimming for reconnoitering purposes. Oftentimes, these teams of swimmers are dropped off just outside the surf zone to stealthily swim onto a beach, secure it, and report their surveillance back to their commanding officers. “In addition to locating a suitable beach landing site, they [...]