>men carried and utilized knives for personal defense (among other things) for thousands of years

>men carried and utilized knives for personal defense (among other things) for thousands of years
>NOOOOOOOO YOU CAN NEVER USE A KNIFE FOR SELF DEFENSE UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCE UNLESS YOU'RE HIGHLY TRAINED!!!!!!!! THE ATTACKER WILL TURN YOUR BLADE BACK ON YOU!!!!! THE LOSER DIES IN THE STREETS THE WINNER DIES IN THE HOSPITAL!!!!!!!!
Okay, obviously firearms are the superior self defense implement. But, assuming you already have a knife on you and you're in a situation where a gun can't be effectively employed or carried (or it's suffered a malfunction), is introducing a knife into a self defense situation as a last resort really *that* self-defeating? I find it hard to believe you'd be better off keeping it in your waistband if someone is on top of you pummeling you to death.

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >men carried a knife because it was a practical tool and a weapon of last resort
    >muh SVOL, retvrn to tradition

    To answer your moronic question, it's better then a bare fist but running away is a better option then either. You also risk escalating the fight once you start bringing out weapons, and while fists are potentially lethal weapons, they're much less lethal then pointy objects where both the winner and loser are likely to end up dead. If you're in a fight for your life, use whatever you have on hand, but how often do people try to actively murder you, anon?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >where both the winner and loser are likely to end up dead

      What kind of moronic logic is this? No. The loser dies, and yhe winner lives.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I didn't realize that your opponent giving up caused all your blood to flow back inside your body and your wound to heal. Can you teach me this magic?

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Most fights are ended with neither side dying
          People have survived 30+ stabs

          Unless you go at someone with a large knife capable of penetrating vitals or you deliberately aim to kill the other person by finishing them off, the other person isnt dying

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >make someone bleed enough they lose consciousness
            >nah, m8, they'll just walk it off

            Modern healthcare is pretty good, so if you want to argue the semantics of a long hospital stay, blood transfusions, and surgery do a good job of preventing a large chunk of deaths, I'll point you to the fact that pistol gunshot survivability is something like 60 to 70% for the same reasons, but don't act like stabbing with a knife isn't a lethal activity.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              >but don't act like stabbing with a knife isn't a lethal activity.
              stabbing can be lethal, but it isnt "both parties die" lethal, with defensive wounds being a very common treated injury because most people do actually survive

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Gunshot wounds are commonly treated too. Would you like to argue that getting shot with a pistol of my choice is a better outcome then losing a fistfight, especially one where the other guy isn't out to murder you by beating you once unconscious since you're precluding any sort of finishing stroke with a knife?

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                >Gunshot wounds are commonly treated too
                And they result in higher fatalities with fewer wounds because they are capable of hitting vital organs more easily

                2 people fighting with knives will most likely result in 2 survivors with wounds on their forearms
                2 people fighting with firearms will likely end with 1 fatality

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              There is a whitepaper about knife stabbings (A comparison of fatal with non-fatal knife injuries in Edinburgh) and according to it, 17% of people attacked with a knife succumbed to their injuries.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              >.22
              >more lethal than .357, .45, .44 magnum, and so on
              .22LR bros, we can't stop winning.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                frankly, i'm surprised the other shitty pocket calibers aren't as high up as .22. i imagine that they all have a much higher proportion of headshots

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                .22 is probably from rifles pretty regularly in that data set, while PCCs are much more comparatively rare.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            This. Most knives are not nessasarily frick huge and while 3 inches is seen as the minimum length with potential to cause lethal injuries it is still the minimum and not nessasarily the most effective or guaranteed. Vital arteries will kill you no matter what once slashed but there are still large parts of the human body you can hit without a huge risk of fatality. Organs too are resilient with how much damage a lung can take or having two kidneys. Liver can function with hefty damage too. But a stab to the gut which penetrates the intestinal cavity or diaphragm will kill you, which depending on angle or belly fat can be difficult for an attacker to do in the moment.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        moron
        The going saying for knife fights is the loser dies in the streets and the winner dies in the ambulance.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >he just repeats the saying
          you're such a fricking cuck NPC holy shit

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Did you not even read my entire post? I am not asking about knives as a general defensive tool, nor am I saying you should use one in self defense to LARP as a medieval peasant (and yes, I specifically pointed out that they were carried for other purposes). The reason I even brought that up was just to point out that knives WERE used for defense by untrained individuals for a very long time. Moreover, the situations I posited are, in fact, situations where a knife would be utilized as a weapon of last resort (person on top of you pummeling you to death, firearm malfunction, and so on). However, the general consensus I've seen from people is that using a knife, even in a desperate situation like that, is so inadvisable for an untrained person as to be self-defeating. My question is if it's really *that* bad to do so.

      >If you're in a fight for your life, use whatever you have on hand, but how often do people try to actively murder you, anon?
      What are you getting at? Are you aware you're on /k/? I carry a gun even though I don't have people trying to actively murder me. I also carry a knife for hardcore activities like cutting open boxes.

      damn that 'always-wrong yelling guy' tulpa in your head is annoying.

      Yeah, it told me to stop taking my lithium treatments so now I'm stuck with it.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Because you're a fricking idiot. Knives weren't carried as a defensive tool. They were carried as a general tool that you could improvise as a defensive last resort option, but if you took away that function, it wouldn't have changed how commonplace they were to be carried. You also are asking about very specific scenarios where you have no escape and the other guy already has lethal intentions, someone pummeling you to death, then conflate it with others where you have the option of trying to escape, and then are upset when people don't give you a clear answer because you're mixing up your scenarios. A CCW is useful because it allows you to protect yourself from unclear but hostile intentions where the point may or may not be murder.

        There's a good report by the FBI about injury rate of victims of violent crime by response, and while pulling a gun had a significantly lower injury rate, compliance and escape both beat out pulling a knife. If your options are knife or die, then sure, use a knife, but you've already fricked up heavily to be at the point that those are your two choices and should have made a smarter choice before it got to this point.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          That entire longwinded b***h session to just say
          >"Yeah, I guess it's fine if you have to."
          I hate this homosexual board

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >behold, a practical utility tool

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Nice try, but I have better.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Not so fast.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >the winner and loser are likely to end up dead

      Are there even documented cases of something like that?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Constantly in the old days, a lot of the lore dates from then not modern times (or thirdie shitholes). It's hard to overstate how big a fricking deal bad cuts and other wounds could be in the days before antibiotics, or how hard the modern world takes it for granted. Injuries we barely even consider nowadays could easily turn gangrenous and lethal in the past and there was nothing they could do except amputate (maybe with some laudanum for pain if you were lucky) before it spread, if it was on a limb. People died a lot. There's reasons the life expectancy stayed in the 50-60 range up until the 1920s or so. Blood transfusions (blood types) weren't understood for a long time either.

        You have stupendously better chances now if you can live long enough to get advanced medical care. And of course people just plain don't knife fight much anymore. But blades are still no joke.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        most of the cases where the winner died shorty after the loser involved actual swords, and usually over duels where backing out wasnt an option

        swords are long enough that they can puncture lungs with only a single stab
        which is why in foil fencing, you dont get a point unless you successfully parry the enemy first, because if those were real swords then you would have been stabbed in the process of stabbing
        epee fencing doesnt have right of way because its based off of "First blood" duels and just tapping the enemy hard enough to draw blood

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    knives have never been highly restricted for carry because its just impossible to regulate and because theres a million and one non-combat uses for them
    in medieval europe, it was common to bring your own knife to other peoples houses to eat with, many foreign observers believed europeans to be bloodthirsty barbarians from how many knives they brought out so casually during the day

    it was swords that were restricted because you didnt exactly have a good reason to carry one all day unless you were looking to start trouble
    >inb4 SHALL

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >in medieval europe, it was common to bring your own knife to other peoples houses to eat with
      still is with oldtimers in france

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >knives have never been highly restricted for carry
      *cries in eurogay*

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Last I checked you limeys aren't euros anymore.
        At least in my side of Yurop I can carry a machete just as long as I say it's for cutting some hedge somewhere, sometime, possibly.
        Ask around, I am not trying to show off here, it's just that you brits are fricking born to take it from your masters.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >you limeys
          >you brits
          I'm not british, Black person.

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    damn that 'always-wrong yelling guy' tulpa in your head is annoying.

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Your pic is literally a 17thC satirical of two drunk country hicks pulling their little utility knives on a guy carrying a sword, that all the sober people are begging to not merc them.

    I don't think that you have much scope here.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Guy with the sword should finish drawing it. He's up against two knives and two forks. Picrel: Forkmongler.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        The forkmonglers would frick up sword guy

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I would rather have a club

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Yes they're practical, but you are introducing a significant risk.
    It's more significant for them than you, which is the idea, but it still makes risk for you.

    Situationally, that escalation and resulting risk might be a good idea, but some fights it's just not worth it. Take your licks, give him his and go home.

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >THE LOSER DIES IN THE STREETS THE WINNER DIES IN THE HOSPITAL!!!!!!!!
    Reminder that shitty catchphrase was made by a redditor.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Why are self-defense homosexuals so obsessed with shitty adages anyway?
      It's like the beginning of a religion, adopting thought-terminating clichés.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Ready-made sentences for ready-made thoughts.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        because they're surface-level midwits. most people know absolutely nothing about knives as weapons other than this saying, so they just comfortably parrot it like the brainless dipshits they are and then move along self-satisfied that they've shown their pseudo-expertise

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >What if Kyle Rittenhouse had a knife

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Taking a knife from someone trying to kill you with it is not easy. Grifters who want you to pay money to take their self defence course will say it’s easy though

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I was reading through medieval death records for some English parish and every third entry was
    >John Smyth fell and stabbed himself with his carry knife, he expired 2 weeks later

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    What's the better weapon, a knife or a blunt object?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      blunt objects are good if you have distance and a big enough object. the problem is that most blunt objects that can be carried on your person are not big enough, including trash ass telescoping batons, and also self-defense scenarios are not always just you squaring off with someone; a blunt object in a grapple can be easily grabbed and taken from you, WAY more easily than a knife.

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    A stiletto is not a knife though, it's long murder weapon and not that easy to conceal in modern clothing

  13. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Maybe grow up a bit and don't boil down legitimate concerns to all caps strawmen, your emotional maturity is that of a 16 year old girl.
    No shit a knife is better than nothing, no one here is legitimately claiming that you're better off with just your hands. If anyone does say that they're either a practically non existent minority (In which case making this thread makes you a moronic homosexual) or they're baiting and you fell for it (In which case making this thread makes you a moronic homosexual).
    Either way you're a moron.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >no one here is legitimately claiming that you're better off with just your hands. If anyone does say that they're either a practically non existent minority
      maybe not here, but if you go anywhere else, the mere mention of using a knife combatively sets people off and they start rattling on about how you need to take 30 knife fighting courses otherwise you won't be able to resist the magnetic pull of your knife as it cuts you instead of your attacker

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Sure, there might be some people that think that but I've never encountered them.
        Knives are pretty awful in terms of self defense if the attacker has one as well and you WILL probably end up stabbed as well if you do end up fighting.
        >THE LOSER DIES IN THE STREETS THE WINNER DIES IN THE HOSPITAL!!!!!!!!
        Is a very legreal possibility. Stabbings to the death aren't like on TV where the good guy sneaks up, gently sticks a guard in the back and he falls down dead.
        It's people furiously shanking each other in the gut, perforating organs, having their bowel contents leak, arteries lethally sliced but which still take a minute or two to be fatal and I could go on.
        What I HAVE seen people say is that it's better to not carry a knife, because if you do pull a knife the risk of you ending up in such a fight is not worth it.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          it's just a fudd meme. if you are in a 100% certified fight for your life then a knife is the 2nd best option to a gun that you can realistically carry around, period, and that's not just my opinion; every expert recognizes that. there isn't a single actual person with a heavy military/LEO/martial arts background that would say "NEVER USE A KNIFE FOR DEFENSE" the way i see some morons do online. a person can die in 10 seconds from a knife wound against an artery that is typically uncovered and 2 inches under your skin. but more realistic than that, as universally feared weapons they can often buy you the time + distance you need to GTFO. however as with carrying any lethal weapon, you need to recognize when you should or shouldn't use it, otherwise you may die or go to jail; something that is also plenty true about guns.

          there are many cases of two people with guns pointing them at each other and both dying after filling each other with holes. or sometimes a defender will draw from the drop and just be killed instantly. people looooove to bring up how horrendous a knife fight is... a gun fight is easily more dangerous. it is far more likely to end with one or both people dead just by virtue of the weapon being so much more powerful. likewise whereas two people with knives will often fight very slowly and carefully (if they even get to fighting at all), two people with guns basically just fricking unload on each other while barely moving. a gun fight is a goddamn terrifying and incredibly risky thing to be in regardless of how HIGH SPEED a person might be.

          the reality is that both of these weapons benefit greatly from the element of surprise. successful self-defense with a gun normally is achieved via "counter-ambush" i.e they don't know you have a gun so you draw it real fast while they're looking away for a sec and then unload on them. similarly, an ambush from a knife rarely results in it being "used against you"

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            https://i.imgur.com/9NqMvTk.jpg

            >use a knife against somebody whose unarmed but clearly trying to cause death or grievous bodily harm to you
            >charges get dropped
            >use a knife against a person armed with a knife
            >they're an opportunistic criminal so it's much more likely they won't even want to fight you, and you can use the delay to get away
            >use knife against somebody with a bat/stick
            >their first swing doesn't knock you out, so now you grab their bat and while stabbing them to death
            >use knife against somebody with a gun
            >nobody advocates for this unless you have the absolute perfect surprise chance
            it is worse than a gun, by a lot, but it's still easily one of the best backup weapons you can realistically carry. Carry gun + knife + OC spray and you have covered all bases. Every other combo is bullshit. Gun + baton + spray? fake and gay unless you're actually a cop and need the "pain compliance" weapon. Gun + stun gun + spray? fake and gay, stun guns don't work.

            These were really the types of replies I was trying to get at with my question in the OP. As evident by this thread, you can't even broach the subject of using knives defensively (even when framing their usage in a narrow, specific context of last resort/backup), without a bunch of morons immediately sperging out and presuming you intend on getting into knife fights or using a knife as your sole defensive implement.

            My point in bringing up the usage of knives historically wasn't to rationalize their usage as some kind of LARPer neo-peasant, but to bring attention to their historical usage in defensive scenarios by untrained individuals (in contrast to the common sentiment I tend to see that using a knife defensively is all but guaranteed to be harmful to you unless you've received training for it).

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              A fricking rock off the ground is a useful defensive weapon compared to bare fists, but you don't see people advocating for them and making threads asking why people don't suggest a 1/2 pound piece of granite as a defensive weapon. What you are incapable of understanding is that knife fights are an inherently dangerous activity that is less desirable then just trying to fricking run away or de-escalate, and as such it should be a choice of very last resort that you can make because you carry a knife around because it's a useful tool in every day life.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                >What you are incapable of understanding is that knife fights are an inherently dangerous activity that is less desirable then just trying to fricking run away or de-escalate and as such it should be a choice of very last resort that you can make because you carry a knife around because it's a useful tool in every day life.
                Again, I don't know how much more fricking explicit I could have made my OP and every subsequent post I've made, since you're incapable of understanding that I have repeatedly referred to knife usage in the context of last resort/as a backup, with the assumption that you already had a knife on you to begin with (and not as your sole defensive tool). You keep effectively restating what I've already said over and over as if you're proving some kind of point, and you presuppose that using a knife as a last resort is a given, but my question is specifically in reference to the sentiment I've seen from others (read: not you) that utilizing a knife in just about any defensive context is self-defeating and more likely to make the situation worse than better. I am obviously aware that employing a knife is going to be more dangerous than attempting to deescalate, flee, or, wherever reasonable and applicable, use a firearm, but that was never relevant to my question in the first place.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Because most people assume the person they're talking to doesn't have a high form of autism and is capable of figuring out nuance between "if I've got no other options against a guy trying to kill me, bare fist vs knife" and "is a knife a good defensive option". The former shouldn't even be a question that needs to be asked because pointy objects have such a long history of being better then fists that even someone with a sub room temperature IQ should be able to figure it out, so people assume you're asking about a less dire situation then having zero other choices, and if you have any other choice, pulling a knife is almost always the worst decision you can make because that's less obvious.

  14. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    and those same people started carrying guns too because it's better at defending.
    >it's also easy to carry a knife and a gun.

  15. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >men died of dysentery for thousands of years
    >NOOOOOOKO YOU CANT JUST BOIL YOUR WATER BEFORE YOU DRINK IT!!!

    this is your brain on contrarianism

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >NOOOOOOKO YOU CANT JUST BOIL YOUR WATER BEFORE YOU DRINK IT!!!
      i put yeast and barley in my water for a while before i drink it

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        usually they still bring the water to a boil before throwing the mash in at 165F or whatever the "rule of thumb" temp is

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      dysentery isn't controlled by just boiling water, in an outbreak, depending on the pathogen, it can be spread easily by fomites/contact alone.
      boiling alone isn't enough once contamination occurs.
      dysentery kills people on deployments to this day, it isn't a bygone problem.

  16. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    What if I hid a hammer in my jacket at all times for self defense instead of a knife? What advantages/disadvantages would it have over a knife?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      knew a guy who would do exactly this when meeting clients, imo many advantages
      >legal
      >intimidation factor
      >if your opponent has thick clothes you can still hurt them
      >flip it around for when you want to use the pointy end
      >more range
      only disadvantage i can think of is that it's very easy to kill someone with a hammer, if you hit the head or neck you're probably going to jail. true for knives too ofc

      forgot to mention but hammers are a bit more cumbersome to conceal and carry around so that's a factor too

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      slower, heavier, harder to use when your opponent is right on top of you and more difficult to justify carrying in court (unless you find yourself getting into a lot of self defense situations while working construction.)

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        not really
        yes
        no, you just grip it right under the head of the hammer and throw modified punches with it

        Hammer is a considerably better self defense tool than a typically sized knife for three simple reasons. Ease of use, greater reach, immedicay of incapacitation. Its always really easy to tell who in these threads havent actually watched a few dozen knifings and read historical information on the efficacy of various melee weapons.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      It's too short for a striking weapon; doesn't benefit much from leverage and easy to counter. It's also not balanced for fighting.
      The optimal length for a one-handed striking weapon -- think baton, club, mace, hatchet, hammer -- is between 24-28", depending on weapon type and arm length. This is a pain in the ass to carry around all day, so knives have always been generally more popular as daily carry weapons.

  17. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    knew a guy who would do exactly this when meeting clients, imo many advantages
    >legal
    >intimidation factor
    >if your opponent has thick clothes you can still hurt them
    >flip it around for when you want to use the pointy end
    >more range
    only disadvantage i can think of is that it's very easy to kill someone with a hammer, if you hit the head or neck you're probably going to jail. true for knives too ofc

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >meeting clients
      he was a gigolo?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        dealer

  18. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >use knife against somebody whos unarmed in self defense
    >likely go to jail for murder
    >use knife against person armed with a knife
    >you both get stabbed to frick and back
    >use knife against somebody with a bat/stick
    >you die because lmao reach
    >use knife against somebody with gun
    >you get shot and die
    Deeply ironic for you to post a painting of a guy with a knife whose about to die to a guy with a sword, its almost like on some level even you know how shit knives are for self defense in the modern day. Ill take a knife over nothing because its better to have options than not to have options but they are objectively one of the most shit choices

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >use knife against somebody whos unarmed in self defense
      >likely go to jail for murder
      Jail, maybe, but prison? Nah, not unless you live in britbongistan. There are countless cases of someone employing lethal force (and far more than a knife) against an unarmed attacker, and they cleared the legal standard for self defense. In recent memory, there was that guy who shot the Youtube prankster that was getting in his face and following him (not even attacking him), and there was also that chink store owner who stabbed an unarmed robber to death. Also pic related.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >use knife against somebody with gun
      >you get shot and die

      >In the film sequence, lasting about two seconds, a six-foot (two-meter) opening in the crowd appears, leaving Patty Bredehoft in the center. Hunter enters the opening from the left, his hand rises and the silhouette of a revolver is clearly seen against Bredehoft's bright crocheted vest. Passaro is seen entering from the right and delivering two stabs as he pushes Hunter off screen. The opening closes around Bredehoft. Passaro was reported to have stabbed Hunter five times in the upper back. Passaro was arrested and charged with murder for Hunter's death, but he was acquitted on grounds of self-defense after the jury viewed the footage from the concert showing Hunter drawing the revolver and pointing it toward the stage[14][15][16] or in the air.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >telegraph that you're going to shoot someone, within arm's reach in a crowd of people
        >have your gun out
        >don't shoot, get stabbed by a moron biker and die
        >this is supposed to be an indictment on the effectiveness of guns vs knives

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >knives can't beat guns ever!
          >except that time it happened. that doesn't count

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Yes anon, a knife beats a gun if the gun never gets used.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Yes anon, a knife beats a gun if the gun never gets used.

          And he didn't manage to shoot anyone because he got stabbed first. If that guy didn't have a knife, he'd have probably been shot first.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >use a knife against somebody whose unarmed but clearly trying to cause death or grievous bodily harm to you
      >charges get dropped
      >use a knife against a person armed with a knife
      >they're an opportunistic criminal so it's much more likely they won't even want to fight you, and you can use the delay to get away
      >use knife against somebody with a bat/stick
      >their first swing doesn't knock you out, so now you grab their bat and while stabbing them to death
      >use knife against somebody with a gun
      >nobody advocates for this unless you have the absolute perfect surprise chance
      it is worse than a gun, by a lot, but it's still easily one of the best backup weapons you can realistically carry. Carry gun + knife + OC spray and you have covered all bases. Every other combo is bullshit. Gun + baton + spray? fake and gay unless you're actually a cop and need the "pain compliance" weapon. Gun + stun gun + spray? fake and gay, stun guns don't work.

  19. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    a long lightweight thrusting smallsword/rapier and a small buckler is the ultimate medieval self defense weapon.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      with modern technology there is no reason why we shouldn't be able to develop robust extendable pocket spears

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >a long lightweight thrusting smallsword/rapier

      >rapier
      >lightweight
      A rapier is one of the heaviest one-handed swords you can use. Many of them weigh the same as two-handed longswords.

      >smallsword and a small buckler is the ultimate medieval self defense weapon
      Smallswords didn't exist in medieval times. By the time smallswords were popular, bucklers weren't carried anymore.

  20. 1 month ago
    sage

    me hitting my crack pipe in the back

  21. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I associate knives with women, it's basically a kitchen tool.

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