Originally Posted by MisterMcCool
You know, bullet proof vests will not stop a knife puncture?
Just a minor correction here. Bullet proof vests do not exist. They are only bullet resistant. Among the many things that will pass through Kevlar fibers is a properly shaped .22 long rifle bullet. Other things that will go through in areas with no plates include:
1. Double edge knives
2. Bow and crossbow broadheads
3. Filet knives
4. Automatic center punches
5. Ice picks
6. #1 phillips screwdriver (reed and Prince for those with knowledge of old tools)
7. Rifle calibers when fired at a pistol caliber rated vest.
This list is by no means complete, and it does not take into account or reveal the weak points of vest design. I am working from knowledge gained in a vocational school criminal justice class I attended while in high school. Our instructors, one was a 20 year veteran of the NYSP, the other a 30 year veteran of the secret service, and they both stressed that body armor does not make the wearer invincible. IOW, even with armor, situational awareness still is still required. And yes, bith of my instructors stress the 21 foot rule, along with several photos and reports of knife attacks and the aftermath. Not a pretty picture.