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Is a knife the best weapon a civilian can have for self defense?
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Posted 2/11/10
I think.... no.... The best defense weapon for civilians is: Pepper Spray..practice.... and safe for self...
Posted 2/11/10
A knife combined with a pistol legally carried if you have a concealed carry permit.
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my fist is the best weapon when it's mixed with my charm(which doesn't really exist)

i'll seduce him(which is highly impossible) or her(considering the "her" is a lesbian) and knock him/her out cold!
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mystic17 wrote:

weapons are for cowards IMO. I wouldn't favor any weapon that can harm you severely versus just fighting with your hands. at least you'll live when you're fighting with your hands [depending on how hard a individual punches though & where].


so in your logic you would go into war with your fists? splendid, please take care of north korea
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JJT2 wrote:

1000s of years ago....

that would not have sounded all nice and honorable but rather foolish.In reality you dont have much of a choice if your country is being evaded for no reason by some foriegn people who want to kill u and your family simply because they can. And they are coming with weapons, which are hard to defend against with fists and feet alone...

In modern times, if u find yourself outnumbered, or in a high risks situation, often times a weapon is your legal and best option, particularly is you are protecting someone. peace over war


I don't get into confrontations w/others anyway since ppl are stupid. but, case in point, weapons were made by cowards, cowards use those weapons. shouldn't have to harm or kill just to solve whatever your problem is.


With an additude like that im supprised. But honestly weapons are not always made by cowards. Wepons are not always used by cowards and there are times when it is nessary to kill to solve a problem.

We cant all live in a delusional world like you apparently do so weapons for good or bad are a nessary item.


And as for the origonal queston posted a knife is just slightly better then using your fists.

fists < knife < gun

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dont tase me bro says a taser is the best
Posted 2/11/10
a katana can win against a gun :P

good thing i have my ulquiorra zanpaktou made out of steel for self defense 8D
Posted 2/11/10 , edited 2/11/10

JJT2 wrote:

is a knife the best weapon a civilian can have for self defense?

isnt it the most versitile weapon? doesnt it flow with all forms of combat?

think about it, its easy to conceal, easy to use, easy to master, and it goes with every fighting style/martial art.

You can use it for boxing, just hold the knife out to the side in your fists and every punch become a potential cut!

You can use it for wreslting, use that knife to cut your way out of holds, create openings for summissions, and even annoy the enemy with cuts to his fingers.

This can be used for tradition styles as well, ever heard of the infamouse knife hand block/ chop? Well, just use a real knife for the technique .:lol: .

the knife can be used to block attacks, trap them, cut, stab, bruise, ect. And unlike a gun, you dont need a permit and u dont have to kill your opponent-cuts below the waist are non-lethal. U know how muay thai guys love to kick the leg to slow down opponent? well. cutting the leg is even more effective. You can cut right through muscle tissue and slow down your opponent...

You can also throw a knife is u are accurate enough, so it can be used as a long range weapon to. Your thoughs on my new discovery? peace over war


lol before you can even do those things you said you can do with a knife,a guy with a gun will have killed you.
Posted 2/11/10 , edited 2/11/10
First of all, there's some foolish people lol...

Then some who dont know what they're talking about...

Then some who have yet to confront reality...



JJT2 wrote:

is a knife the best weapon a civilian can have for self defense?

isnt it the most versitile weapon? doesnt it flow with all forms of combat?

think about it, its easy to conceal, easy to use, easy to master, and it goes with every fighting style/martial art.

You can use it for boxing, just hold the knife out to the side in your fists and every punch become a potential cut!

You can use it for wreslting, use that knife to cut your way out of holds, create openings for summissions, and even annoy the enemy with cuts to his fingers.

This can be used for tradition styles as well, ever heard of the infamouse knife hand block/ chop? Well, just use a real knife for the technique .:lol: .

the knife can be used to block attacks, trap them, cut, stab, bruise, ect. And unlike a gun, you dont need a permit and u dont have to kill your opponent-cuts below the waist are non-lethal. U know how muay thai guys love to kick the leg to slow down opponent? well. cutting the leg is even more effective. You can cut right through muscle tissue and slow down your opponent...

You can also throw a knife if u are accurate enough, so it can be used as a long range weapon to. Your thoughs on my new discovery? peace over war


PEOPLE SHOULD READ THE FOLLOWING:


A knife is a good secondary weapon, primary(maybe) if you are well practiced with it....
Also you're wrong in some of this, I know the human body well / am currently taking a Paramedic course.

Cutting ANYWHERE can be LETHAL. Below the waist (non-lethal as you say) is the Femoral(Below the Waste, and is a huge Artery.), and other large Arteries including large Veins...(Large Arteries/Veins run all throughout your body...) cut those in anything other than a horizontal slash that person WILL bleed to death if not immediatly treated.. (NOTE: I say horizontal slash because for the people who do not know biology/human body, Veins and Arterys are capable of closing themselves off if severed/cut because they have slight muscle tissue, but ONLY horizontally can they seal themselves and not major, in other occasions your platelets coagulate and clog the severed/slit portion; scabs.. STILL neither of these alway will happen and people bleed to death.)

When you're in a fight, even if well practiced, those wrestling moves, grappling, and boxing you could still have the weapon turned against yourself by them or even yourself. Weren't you ever told: Dont run with Sciccors lol? Not because you're incompetent with it, but because shit happens even if you're fully aware sometimes.

If you want a versatile weapon, sorry but its going to be a Gun.. Something capable of shooting.(Shooting = Kinetic Energy, the same energy to shoot a bow, throw a knife, throwing a rock, even tossing a punch. THERE IS NO DIFFERENCE. Will explain more if needed.) Also a gun is a blunt object which can be used for beating, and can seriously mess someone up.. (Some handguns can have muzzle compensators, mini-flashlights, even mag extensions meant for bashing, then rifles aswell + bayonets..) Remember Defense = Protection, the greatest thing you could do to prevent a threat to yourself is DISTANCE. A gun has greater accuracy at distance and can aswell be used close range. The only downside to guns are people themselves and ammunition, but as stated can be used to beat/stab aswell.
Since apparently where you live, you need a permit. Then try to obtain one. (Your best option.) (....If you have a good sense of morality and intelligence.)

If you're anti-gun(which most of the time is illogical.) Then maybe take some Kali Eskrima(think i spelled it right?). Use a baton as a primary, and have a knife on you but only as secondary, if you truely want to take the less-lethal route, also more safe route.
BTW martial arts, atleast a good-decent portion of modernized "Tournament" style fighting. Can possibly aswell get you killed in the real-world.

Lastly, WHY are you using a knife for non-lethal situations!
If you were to pull a knife on me, I will not hesitate to take your life given the chance, since mine(or others) are in danger and I do not know your intention.
You pull that knife, you use it to its full extent, then seek EMS(always) for yourself and the attacker. Otherwise you may end up dead.
Same applies with any weapons being used in a serious attack. Dont use any weapon foolishy, if you're going to pull it out, it better be the right situation. Know how to use it properlly and fully, and to do so if you intend on pulling it out..

Hope everyone reading takes all this ^ to heart.

OH almost forgot myself, a taser or mace are good for self-defense aswell.. Also they ARE LETHAL. Just Less-Lethal depending on the person lol.. (ex: bad cardio / allergic reaction.)
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ulquipanda wrote:

a katana can win against a gun :P

good thing i have my ulquiorra zanpaktou made out of steel for self defense 8D


Which you are not allowed to wear in public ._.
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Yuzero wrote:


JJT2 wrote:

is a knife the best weapon a civilian can have for self defense?

isnt it the most versitile weapon? doesnt it flow with all forms of combat?

think about it, its easy to conceal, easy to use, easy to master, and it goes with every fighting style/martial art.

You can use it for boxing, just hold the knife out to the side in your fists and every punch become a potential cut!

You can use it for wreslting, use that knife to cut your way out of holds, create openings for summissions, and even annoy the enemy with cuts to his fingers.

This can be used for tradition styles as well, ever heard of the infamouse knife hand block/ chop? Well, just use a real knife for the technique .:lol: .

the knife can be used to block attacks, trap them, cut, stab, bruise, ect. And unlike a gun, you dont need a permit and u dont have to kill your opponent-cuts below the waist are non-lethal. U know how muay thai guys love to kick the leg to slow down opponent? well. cutting the leg is even more effective. You can cut right through muscle tissue and slow down your opponent...

You can also throw a knife is u are accurate enough, so it can be used as a long range weapon to. Your thoughs on my new discovery? peace over war


GUN?!

OMG?

lol i forgot about that lool yeah a gun and a taser
Posted 2/11/10

Baka-God wrote:


ulquipanda wrote:

a katana can win against a gun :P

good thing i have my ulquiorra zanpaktou made out of steel for self defense 8D


Which you are not allowed to wear in public ._.


i'll put it in a baseball bat bag and carry it around


Posted 2/11/10
only if you want to be able to exclude this weapon and be able to use it without a notice
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Posted 2/12/10
Nah, flame thrower be the best.
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Posted 2/12/10
A rattan stick is way better since that it is lightweight, durable and it has more range than the average knife except for bolos. I'm not sure it is legal to carry one in the U.S. but it is legal to carry one here especially when Arnis is part of the Physical Education program both in High School and College.
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