Thread: Garrison Fighting Knives
11/05/2010 7:15pm, #11
Limb manipulation in Knife Combat should be secondary to slash/counter slash and stick. A knife like this misses the point completely. Not to mention the fact using this knife as personal tool seems ridiculous.
11/05/2010 9:26pm, #12
My whole mindset when it comes to edged weapons is thus:
1. Any edged weapon is better than none
2. If you're going to rely on edged weapons (any style/design), you need to train.
3. If you think knives are retarded; you should still train in their usage/defense.
4. If you're going to carry one...might as well carry 2-3.
5. If you're from the "School of #3", I really need to share some pics and real-life anecdotes of why you are the actual retard and that you need to give a lot of respect to any edged weapon.
That thing looks like a fishing tool "gone bad"---however; until you have seen whatever form/style of fighting that it was designed around (or its actual designed application), I'd withhold immediate judgment on it.
PS> If I saw you with something like that; I too would think that you were either
a) A Klingon
b) "That guy"
11/05/2010 10:10pm, #13
Klingon warriors have been using those to devastating effect for centuries.
In the real world however...
11/05/2010 10:39pm, #14
11/06/2010 3:43am, #15
Would be pretty easy to test out either buy the trainer or get hold of a y shaped peice of wood and see if you can get more hits on a guy than with a normal shaped knife.
I think that would become a cut yourself knife though.
I did have a google look and couldn't see any sparring just phil elmore doing really slow drills
11/06/2010 10:09am, #16
Things I've used a knife as while deployed:
Stake to help me get my footing back
Among other things
Oddly enough, I've cut plenty of things with multiple knives, but not a single one of them was a person
Knives are tools, first and foremost. This "knife" is not practical for anything."No. Listen to me because I know what I'm talking about here." -- Hannibal
11/06/2010 11:44am, #17
or maybe i'm wrong and i should feel lucky that more than one military guy has chimed in about knives on this thread.....
11/06/2010 3:22pm, #18
11/06/2010 4:41pm, #19
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"Circumcising the wrist, removing his weapon hand."
And... right. What does he think the thing is, a lightsaber? I don't think this thing has the mass or is anywhere near sharp enough to sever the bones of the wrist just by pivoting around it like that. Additionally, a more conventional fighting knife can be used to do everything he shows in this video with the exception of actually catching a wrist on the blade. Of course doing that requires those nice big telegraphed movements we all love so much.
My biggest problem with it is this: It looks like blade on blade contact to the outer edges would channel a blade directly into your hand. Other problems are the chisel grind and the fact that it must be horrible tip heavy due to its shape. The chisel grind issue is a bit of an antiquated one, I admit. It used to be that a chisel grind was the mark of a low-quality knife and that stigma has never left me, despite manufacturers like Emerson using chisel grinds. But whatever. I certainly won't be buying it.
11/06/2010 11:43pm, #20