ACT WEAPONS ARSENAL
By Alex Zhelezniak, A.C.T. Founder
On 17, Mar 2013 | In Tactical/Reality-based Weapons | By Alex Zhelezniak, A.C.T. Founder
It’s crucial to train with different types of knives both to know the nature of the threat and to be able to work with and against all types. That’s why we teach both long bladed knives and shorter versions in our curriculum.
The big knife used in our system is about 30 cm long overall based on military/survival knives but also referring to such a simple tool as a big kitchen knife. The smaller knives taught are folders and shives.
The machete is a large cleaver – a single edged cutting tool widely used in agricultural and tropical environments. Essentially it is a short sword balanced somewhat towards the tip.
The expandable baton is basically a short steel stick. It is usually 50-60 cm long. While different types of locks can be used to maintain the baton in its deployed state, we work with a friction lock type of baton.