Quote Originally Posted by Mark Feldstein View Post
I know another shooter who takes a piece of piano wire and using black electricians tape, tapes it to the inside of his camera strap to prevent someone from cutting the strap, snatching the camera and running for the hills. He lost one to that technique in Italy several years ago. I guess it can happen.
I don't recall the brand, but I've seen ads for at least one company that makes a series of straps and bags with embedded steel wire in them for defense against this sort of thing. And I don't doubt that cutting business happens, but some people are pretty loose in the way they handle and display their possessions; we're back to needing that 'situational awareness' mentioned above.