The idea of being in a knife fight has always given me the hebee gebies. It is shocking how much damage can be done in a split second. I had a friend years ago who’s dad had not been the nicest fellow in his younger days. He spent something like 15 or 20 years in maximum security or something like that. He later straightened up and became a good man. At any rate we were talking about knives one day and my friends dad made the comment that all he needed was a 2″ blade and you would be dead before you hit the ground. He said a few good pokes in the liver and you would bleed to death before they could open you up and plug the holes. I think I would rather be shot than stabbed to death. A blade in the hand of a knowledgeable person is devastating.