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Title: Federal Bureau of Investigation Guide to Concealable Weapons
Corporate Author: US Dept of Justice Federal Bureau of Investigation
Laboratory Branch
United States of America
Date Published: 2003
Page Count: 89
Sponsoring Agency: NCJRS Photocopy Services
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
US Dept of Justice Federal Bureau of Investigation
Quantico, VA 22135
Sale Source: US Dept of Justice Federal Bureau of Investigation
Laboratory Branch
2501 Investigation Parkway
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United States of America

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Document: PDF
Type: Handbook
Format: Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The Firearms and Toolmarks Unit of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) presents a visually comprehensive collection of small and easily concealed knives typically viewed as non-threatening objects.
Abstract: After the terrorist attacks on the United States in 2001, the Firearms and Toolmarks Unit of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Laboratory began collecting small and easily concealed knives. This report contains specific information on the manufacturer, composition, and a descriptive note and picture of each of the concealed weapons listed. The visual shown includes an accompanying scale for size, and include an X-ray photograph to show where the weapons might appear when concealed. In collecting and distributing information on concealed knives, it was found that many of the knives in the collection are commercially purchased, are common items found in most homes and offices, are made of plastic material, and are designed to cut. All the knives in this collection are considered to be and should be treated as potentially dangerous weapons.
Main Term(s): Weapons
Index Term(s): Aircraft hijacking; Aircraft security; Concealed weapons detection; Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI); Knives; Metal detection devices; Weapon carrying; Weapons identification
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