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Use of the Knife

Use of the Knife

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Published by Burt Gummer
In close-quarters fighting there is no more deadly weapon than the knife. An entirely unarmed man has no certain defense against it, and, further, merely the sudden flashing of a knife is frequently enough to strike fear into your opponent, causing him to lose confidence and surrender.
In close-quarters fighting there is no more deadly weapon than the knife. An entirely unarmed man has no certain defense against it, and, further, merely the sudden flashing of a knife is frequently enough to strike fear into your opponent, causing him to lose confidence and surrender.

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Published by: Burt Gummer on Jul 20, 2008
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USE OF THE KNIFE
 
By W.E. Fairbairn
 
(From
Get Tough!) 
 
In close-quarters fighting there is no more deadly weapon than the knife. Anentirely unarmed man has no certain defense against it, and, further, merely thesudden flashing of a knife is frequently enough to strike fear into youropponent, causing him to lose confidence and surrender.In choosing a knife there are two important factors to bear in mind: balanceand keenness. The hilt should fit easily in your hand, and the blade should notbe so heavy that it tends to drag the hilt from your fingers in a loose grip. It isessential that the blade have a sharp stabbing point and good cutting edges,because an artery torn through (as against a clean cut) tends to contract andstop the bleeding. If a main artery is cleanly severed, the wounded man willquickly lose consciousness and die. The Fairbairn-Sykes Fighting Knife (shown on the opposite page) developedby the author and a colleague, is highly recommended as possessing therequisite qualities. This knife and similar types have found wide favor among experts. There are many positions in which the knife can be carried. Selection of thisposition depends upon individual preference based on length of arm, thicknessof body, etc. The following considerations, however, should always be borne inmind. A quick draw (an essential in knife fighting) can not be accomplishedunless the sheath is firmly secured to the clothing or equipment. More over,speed on the draw can be accomplished only by constant daily practice. Theauthor favors a concealed position, using the left hand, for in close-quartersfighting, the element of surprise is the chief ingredient of success. The Timetable of DeathCertain arteries are more vulnerable to attack than others, because of theirbeing nearer the surface of the skin, or not being protected by clothing orequipment. Don't bother about their names so long as you can remember where they are situated.In the accompanying diagram (Fig. 112), the approximate positions of thearteries are given. They vary in size from the thickness of one's thumb to that
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