KNIFE STOPPING POWER: read the write up in that pic carefully. YES, this is a nasty wound, NO I wouldn't want to get cut like that. However, did it STOP the defender (the one cut) from inflicting massive damage on the knife wielding attacker? No. My point: this wasn't a "fight stopping wound". When using the knife as a defensive tool if someone puts a hand or arm into your space, nail it in an attempt to dissuade them from attacking or attaching to you IF time and space allow. However, things happen fast and space is compressed quickly. Get something pointy in their face, neck and head area ASAP, to inflict damage and send a strong psychological message to get off you and stay off you. Remember, a cut to your hand (or the hand of a loved one unfamiliar with violence) like this may make you drop your weapon, feint at the sight of blood or turn tail and run. To a street hardened violent criminal actor, drug user, psychotic active killer or religious zealot it may just motivate them to hurt you more. Get to the point. #MDTS #training #knives #defensiveknife #edgedweapons #gettothepoint #faceandfork @sharpdefense @immediateactioncombatives @pfc_training @heybminus @llindenman @aprillriskconsulting @shivworks_and_alumni @riggs.martin
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