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2 Day Edged Weapons

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There are many places where you cannot legally carry a handgun but you can carry a knife. And a knife can be a tremendously effective fight-stopper in properly trained hands.

Cost: $100/day for members

Prerequisite Class(s): Attendance in Empty Hand Defense. Minimum age for Edged Weapons is 13 years old with parent

ALL students must show photo ID at Sign-In, regardless of age!

This two-day intensive course will teach you how to properly use your folding knife to defend yourself or a loved one. You will learn how to defend against multiple attackers, both armed and unarmed. Front Sight`s edged weapons program is the leader in the industry because we focus on realistic techniques which will save your life when the adrenaline flows.

This two-day edged weapons course is currently the only knife-specific course offered at Front Sight.



Lectures include the Color Code of Mental Awareness, how to avoid a potential fight, and the proper and justifiable use of force.

Hands-on exercises include:

  • Verbal challenges
  • Evasive movement
  • Tactically deploying your knife
  • Striking and alternative knife techniques
  • Using your knife as a retention tool
  • Defenses against threats and attacks from an armed assailant
  • Long range knife techniques
  • Scenario-based training
  • Choosing a knife

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Equipment Required:

Please bring clear eye protection, wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing and athletic shoes. Depending on the season, you may need rain gear and layered clothing for warmth because some scenarios are conducted outdoors. If you own a tactical folding knife, please bring it. However, you are welcome to participate in the course using the training knives we provide. Front Sight provides all other equipment needed for this course including training (dummy) knives and other teaching aids.

Unattended minors are NOT allowed on the property. They must be escorted by a parent or guardian at all times or be enrolled in an appropriate course.

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All course purchases are transferable, but non refundable.