A while back Ed Calderon did a piece with Shawn Ryan on EDC (Pocket Dump) and Improvised Street Weapons or weapons you will typically find people living or working in the streets carrying besides firearms. This could be anything from a simple box cutter to a screwdriver to a sock filled with spark plugs (to break windows for vehicle theft) or a sock filled with ball bearings (for a homemade SAP).
Ed also covered a very important point about how street people do not obsess about “brands” of weapons or the “tactical look” of something for it to be effective. For example, a simple Pioneer Woman pairing knife you can purchase at Wal-Mart for around $8 can be just as effective as a stabbing implement as a $200 Emerson Commander.
Just food for thought there.
Understand that pretty much anything can be used as an Improvised Weapon if need be.
What makes most of these weapons listed here so dangerous is their ease of availability with them being common TOOLS. A box cutter, a screwdriver, a hammer or even a hatchet, any of these items are available at your local Wal-Mart, Home Depot or Harbor Freight without need of ID or a background check.
Box cutters have a nasty reputation on the street and with law enforcement for good reason. They are easy and cheap to come by. You can obtain a very basic model at Wal-Mart for around $3. I once ordered some window tint for my home windows and the box cutter they sent with the kit was so small I could palm it in one hand! Make no mistake box cutters are cheap, easy to obtain and easy to hide…three things criminals (and terrorist) look for in a weapon! Remember the 9/11 Hijackers? They used box cutters and pepper spray.
Ceramic knives and Ceramic Razor Blades are another nifty thing criminals like to carry. As you might have guessed, they don’t show up on a metal detector machine or wand and are as razor sharp as the real thing.
Make no mistake a dedicated mentally unbalanced person (or group of persons) armed with knives can do massive damage in a crowd full of distracted zombie sheeple staring at their phones.