This may be something that most EDC crowds don’t think about is your clothing.
How well can an outdoor jacket and a thin long sleeve shirt protect the skin, compared to a cut resistant sleeve advertised by DAS Leben on Amazon?
This is something that was discussed on a gun and self defense forum.
Supposedly, this slash resistant arm guard can hold up to the claim.
Youtuber Skallagrim went out and tested this and the results were not good. Take a look.
The cut went right through.
Just out of curiosity Skallagrim decides what if you only wear a thin long sleeve top with a rain jacket over it.
The results were surprising against these bladed instruments.
Spyderco Manix 2
Extrema Ratio Resolza
Grohmann Canadian Belt Knife
Opinel No 6
The results was an eye opener for anyone thinking that you need to buy a self-defense gadget.
Though most of the cuts did penetrate both garments, the dummy skin remain untouched or lightly scathed.
Guess the only downside to this is, if you’re in a warm climate. This wouldn’t be a good choice, but to run for your life. (while your 9mm friends giving you cover fire.)