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Characterization of Weapons used in Stab/Slash Attacks

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $134,110)

The specific objectives of this research are to provide a database containing information on the stabbing and slashing weapons used to attack officers and to detail their critical physical characteristics including: material hardness, sharpness and blade geometry. This data will then be utilized to develop a typology that considers the weapons characteristics, the delivery mechanism and the interaction of the weapon with armor materials. Finally the information gathered will be used to identify exemplar threats that can then be included in future revisions of the NIJ stab resistant body armor standard. nca/ncf

Date Created: September 15, 2011