A knife in slashing is ok need longer and heavier blades to do major damage (cut off limbs) stabbing is far more effective … in a close quarters with hand weapons goes to fastest guy…. using a axe or a hammer (trenching tool) is far more devastating it is rarely a one stab kill, it is about immobilization a hit with axe or hammer wrecks the limb stab not always most first hits are to limbs to get out of way or past to the soft points. Against a skilled fighter as whirl suggested distance is your friend, fighting close is a game of millimeters. a miss is just that, deflection is best done just to miss allowing for a block to become a strike too hard too large a movement leaves you open for a quick counter knife fights unless you get a surprise attack it is a retaliation fight. The people will feint to get an over commit and attack the opening in a equal confrontation. Most attackers will stop once one limb is crippled let alone two giving you an option to leave without risking another attack by the attacker, though their voice still works.
knife attacks fail due unskilled and people who are all talk/ threaten. dont rely on getting help to hospital as a savior. if you have time to prep for a knife fight wrap coat, shirt, newspaper what ever around off hand fore arm and knife in the dominant hand it gives you some protection for the unavoidable lacerations from this type of fighting. If it happens fight dirty to win not a game … hand full of dirt or spit to eyes works. Also dont forget you have feet and so do they, kick them if you can, shot to the testicles is a fight ender for 99% of guys
The points he shows are good info but does not do reality not many times you can creep and do a brachial stab unless a surprise while doing a helmet/ chin grab from behind.. great in movies not so much in real life
unless you have years to train get good at a one handed weapon as most can not process two one handed weapons fighting most of those who do go through a systematic style with set attacks and responses
To see how tough it is to actually cut flesh get some pork belly and try stabbing and slashing it not as easy as most think.
- This reply was modified 2 years, 7 months ago by namelus.