September 25, 2022

About the author

Michael Janich

Nine-year veteran of the U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command, Michael Janich also served a 3-year tour at the National Security Agency. Highly decorated, Michael is a two-time graduate of the Defense Language Institute and served around the world in intelligence and investigative capacities for many years. Utilizing his extensive training in various martial arts and military/LE combatives, he established Paladin Press’ Video Production Department in 1994, running all aspects of video production for 10 years – personally recruiting some of Paladin’s most popular authors and being selected to work with the late Col. Rex Applegate as the producer of his landmark instructional videos on handgun point shooting. Published book and magazine author, Michael has been featured on various television programs and designed knives for many different knife companies throughout the industry. Michael is the founder and lead instructor of his signature knife defense program, Martial Blade Concepts.

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    I would like to sign up for your email newsletter please.

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      Joshua Swanagon

      We don’t have one yet, but will be starting one soon. When we get it launched I will add you to the list.

      Thank you very much for the support.

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    What is the model of the Benchmade knife in the article–I want one

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      Joshua Swanagon

      It is the Benchmade 425BK Snody Gravitator Knife Wharncliffe. Unfortunately, they are no longer available. But you can still find them on eBay from time to time.


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