Our high performance cut/slash resistant shirts on display at last month’s SEECAT 2012 (Special Equipment Exhibition & Conference for Anti-Terrorism) in Tokyo, Japan… business can’t get much better sometimes.
What a fantastic event it was!
On display at the Tanizawa Corp. booth was our sporty looking PPSS cut resistant zip-up sweater, as well as our PPSS cut resistant turtleneck jacket, long underwear and other garments made out of 100% Cut-Tex® PRO designed, developed and manufactured by UK based PPSS Group.
All visitors seem to agree… these garments could be the most comfortable looking piece of armour out there.
Cut-Tex® PRO, the fabric used to make these garments, is designed to meet the highest international standards of cut resistance, but I would like to emphasize that this is a “cut-resistant” not “cut-proof shirt.” So don’t buy one then start taking circular saws to the chest, or you’re going to have a bit of an issue!
The sweater and jackets on display are currently unavailable in Japan but on release (early 2013) are expected cost less than 25,000 yen (US $300). Negotiations with our future licensed distributor in Japan are currently ongoing. An executive decision is expected to be made within 4 weeks!
Even if you’re not traveling the world solving entire terrorist plots all on your own… PPSS cut resistant clothing still has a practical application in law enforcement, correctional facilities, security guarding, mental health care facilities, taxi drivers, civil enforcement and similar sectors.
What areas of your body our cut/slash resistant clothing can protect:
- Our throat, which harbours the carotid artery is certainly among the most at risk locations of our body. A cut through the carotid artery would most likely result in death. Our slash resistant turtle neck jacket or sweatshirt would protect this area.
- The radial artery can be found in our wrists, which often is subject to cuts during self defence or whilst protecting our face.
- The femoral artery is a general term comprising a few large arteries in the thigh. Cutting of the femoral artery would lead to a massive loss of blood within e very short period of time.
- The axillary artery is a large blood vessel to be found under your arm pits. Craig Wylde, a prison officer at Frankland High Security Prison had his axillary artery slashed attack in March 2010, during one of the most outrageous attacks on prison officers in the UK. After fighting for his life, he luckily survived. Our cut resistant t-shirts would have drastically reduced the severity of his injury. Please view my blog on Craig Wylde and the assault he has survived. View here