Understood but that's a looong time in a fight. An enraged person can do a lot of damage in 30-60 seconds.Evil D wrote: ↑Wed Jul 25, 2018 7:24 amEli Chaps wrote: ↑Wed Jul 25, 2018 7:05 amIt's a fair and valid pointEvil D wrote: ↑Wed Jul 25, 2018 6:55 amJust a random thought I had while browsing this thread....
How much training do you think the average knife attacker has? How many accounts of deadly knife attacks have you all seen in the news? Do you think those people had training or did they also get hurt in the process of attacking someone?
The element of surprise makes all the difference in the world, whether you're a bad guy attacker or a good guy in self defense.
I would also ask, of all those deadly knife attacks, how many of them were deep penetrating stab wounds?
No idea but I wouldn't write off the dangers of a slash wound, it's easy to bleed out in a stressful situation like that. All it takes is one good hit on a forearm and a severed vein and you're in trouble.
You can hunt and kill a brown bear with a bow and arrow. But using an arrow for defense against an angry bear would be pretty low on the list.
I'm not saying don't carry a knife or that a knife can't be a viable self defense tool, but I do think far too many people have illusions of the effectiveness and implementation.