zhyla wrote: ↑
Mon Jul 23, 2018 2:51 pm
petersson wrote: ↑
Mon Jul 23, 2018 9:42 am
3. Short Hawkbill edge is effective but dont cause so mutch deep wounds that they are immediately deadly.
This is an interesting philosophy. Why are you stabbing someone if you don't want to injure them sufficient to incapacitate them? I mean, I'm not saying you're wrong, but it's a very different mindset than we usually see in the U.S. (e.g., if the situation is serious enough to require self defense that you should try to be as deadly as possible).
I believe that self defense starts when "run away" has already failed. It should go without saying the avoidance and run-fu are always the best option. I think incapacitating your attacker is the focus of most self defense "systems" because it's the best way to be sure you are safe and can escape, but as long as you can discourage someone from continuing an attack, or get them off of you so you can run, you don't "need" to incapacitate to defend yourself.
Don't think of it as a deadly weapon, think of it as a pain/compliance tool or force multiplier. You can use it as a pressure point tool, you can punch with it in reverse grip... No one likes getting cut, even superficially. Eyes/neck/groin are places no one wants to get hit even with an empty hand let alone a sharp little hook. If someone is on top of you, or holding onto you, a little hook poking them in the ribs/arm/thigh/hand might be enough for them to let go, move, or rethink their choice of victims. I'd rather have a yo2, civilian, matriarch, p'kal, karahawk, tasman, wharndelica, ect, the pivot on the Dfly is a little weak for SD, but it's way better than nothing.