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    Is it a bad idea to pull a knife on somebody that's threatening you with a knife?

    Is it? Lets say you have a knife in your pocket, and they don't have theirs pressed against your(or anybody elses) neck, they're about 5-7 feet away. In what circumstances would you do or not do it? (if they want your wallet, etc.)
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    If you are wearing a crocodile skin wiastcoat and a hat with crocs teeth round it and have a much bigger knife it will work.

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    I think the accepted (though probably apocryphal) version is that both of you end up in the hospital, morgue, jail etc...

    In this age of Asymmetrical Warfare, you should pull a gun on someone that's threatening you with a knife.
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    I hate hypotheticals like this.

    Depending on your level of preparation: just pull the pin on your explosive vest or bite down on your explosive tooth & exhale...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spectral View Post
    Is it? Lets say you have a knife in your pocket, and they don't have theirs pressed against your(or anybody elses) neck, they're about 5-7 feet away. In what circumstances would you do or not do it? (if they want your wallet, etc.)
    I see you've edited this a bit to make it appear a bit less stupid. Too bad it's still stupid.

    If someone pulls a knife on you, your first response should be to run away. If this is not possible, unless you already have extensive knife training, you should find a bigger weapon to keep him out of knife range.

    If you engage someone with a knife, most likely you will get cut. Even FMA experts with years of practical weapons training acknowledge this.

    Serge is right, hypothetical scenarios are a waste of time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by theotherserge View Post
    I hate hypotheticals like this.

    Depending on your level of preparation: just pull the pin on your explosive vest or bite down on your explosive tooth & exhale...
    Or say "may your knife chip and shatter" and unleash the Kralizec on the muggler.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jnp View Post
    I see you've edited this a bit to make it appear a bit less stupid. Too bad it's still stupid.

    If someone pulls a knife on you, your first response should be to run away. If this is not possible, unless you already have extensive knife training, you should find a bigger weapon to keep him out of knife range.

    If you engage someone with a knife, most likely you will get cut. Even FMA experts with years of practical weapons training acknowledge this.

    Serge is right, hypothetical scenarios are a waste of time.
    The above makes me laugh because it is all true.

    This is a stupid situation however having done a very small amount of Knife work in Arnis. You will be cut. Accept it and move on. A better answer is that if it is a robbery and they are not an immediate threat, give them your wallet. Don't be stupid which maybe difficult based on your post.

    Second if you live in a state with CCW rights and you are concernd get a CCW buy a pistol, train how to use it weekly, and carry a gun.

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    Gun trumps knife.

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    Really, if you are sufficiently tranied in knifework, you might have the answer. If you aren't then don't play stupid with your life. Either way, there is a "cost" to your actions.

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    Well if a pair of hoods ask you to pay a toll for fixing a hole in your shoe on "their" rock and ask you for your briefcase while pulling out a mean looking butterfly knife, you should agree to do so. Then, start hitting them with a bat and when they run away shout "YOU FORGOT THE BRIEFCASE!". Then go on a crazy vigilante rampage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KidSpatula View Post
    Well if a pair of hoods ask you to pay a toll for fixing a hole in your shoe on "their" rock and ask you for your briefcase while pulling out a mean looking butterfly knife, you should agree to do so. Then, start hitting them with a bat and when they run away shout "YOU FORGOT THE BRIEFCASE!". Then go on a crazy vigilante rampage.
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