(PRWEB) July 25, 2006
Shocknife™ is a training knife that is revolutionizing edged-weapon training for law enforcement. The blade is incapable of cutting, but delivers a localized shock that causes pain, but not serious injury or incapacitation.
“When attacked with an edged weapon officers experience an acute stress response that limits their ability to make quick and rational decisions. An incorrect response can be catastrophic,” says Jeff Quail, product inventor and Canadian Police Sergeant. “At the highest setting the Shocknife™ delivers a powerful shock when touched that feels like you have been cut with a butcher knife. Unlike rubber training knives, Shocknife causes the same acute stress during training that an officer would experience in a real attack. This kind of training more adequately prepares officers to react during a deadly force edged weapon encounter.” The Shocknife™ can also be adjusted to lower setting where it delivers a “paper cut like” shock allowing the knife to be used as a biofeedback tool when introducing training at a static level.
The Shocknife has been on the market for just over seven months and is now being sold in 15 countries around the world. Organizations such as the FBI, Academy Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, LAPD, US Customs & Border Protection, and the Canadian Military are already using this “cutting edge” technology.