Like any other argument, “better” is subjective and is best defined with clear context. In the case of “knife fighting,” it is also heavily influenced by the type of knife being used. Tactics that worked well with a big, heavy Bowie Knife aren’t necessarily the best basis for fighting with a folding knife with a three-inch blade, even though they may have been “proven” in combat.
To explore the answer to this question rationally, let’s take a look at some of the common beliefs concerning thrust-oriented tactics, put them in context, and see how they hold up logically.
To establish a solid framework for that logic, let’s also consider them from the perspective of self-defense—the most likely modern application of such tactics. To do that, remember that self-defense is all about stopping the attacker and creating the opportunity for safe escape.
If he dies but has ample time and opportunity to kill or severely injure you before he does, whatever you did obviously wasn’t effective.
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