PPSS Cut & Slash Resistant Clothing

Our high performance cut and slash resistant clothing has been developed to help protect homeland security professionals, law enforcement officers and correctional officers from work related cut and slash injuries.

Numerous domestic frontline professional have suffered from severe cut wounds sometime, during physical confrontations with hostile members of the public or during forced entry operations.

From the point of the employer, injuries of this type can often lead to legal, moral and financial repercussion. From the point of the injured professional, and depending on the severity of such injury, it can often also lead to long lasting physical disabilities and emotional distress.

Video - Cut-Tex® PRO High Performance Cut Resistant Fabric Demo at Security Expo Roma

What areas of your body need additional protection?

  • 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. A British prison officer had his axillary artery slashed in March 2010 and almost bled to death! He is now physically disabled and suffering from PTSD.

It is without question, our cut resistant t-shirts would have drastically reduced the severity of this injury and prevented a lot of the psychological problems he is facing every single day of his life.

Our CEO's blog on the Craig Wylde and the outrageous attack he has survived can be viewed here.

PPSS Slash Resistant Clothing | Performance Charts


ISO 13997:1999 Blade Cut Resistance Levels

Level 1
+1.2 N

Level 2
+2.5 N
Level 3
+5.0 N
Level 4
+11.0 N
Level 5
+22.0 N
Cut Tex® PRO
+27.8 N

Level 0
0-199
grams force

Level 1
200-499
grams force
Level 2
500-999
grams force
Level 3
1000-1499
grams force
Level 4
1500-3499
grams force
Cut Tex® PRO
2580
grams force

Level 1
+10 N
Level 2
+25 N
Level 3
+50 N
Level 4
+70 N
Cut Tex® PRO
398.5 Newton

EN 388:2003 Abrasion Resistance Levels

Level 1
+100 Cycles
Level 2
+500 Cycles
Level 3
+2,000 Cycles
Level 4
+8,000 Cyles
Cut Tex® PRO
+8,000 Cycles


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