Being disabled, I'd be wary of carrying a knife--I wouldn't be able to handle it proficiently (no matter how much training and practice) and it wouldn't take much effort for a bad guy to take it from and use it against me. : |
Surely you aren't saying the odds between the two are the same. Or even in the same ballpark. Because they aren't.^ This is actually precisely the reason why I posted what I posted about the "competitive and non-cooperative" framework for drills and the "force-on-force" type of physical integrated-combatives training. It's also why I listed some of the tools that are used to allow for this type of training, with the ability to elicit some level of visceral fear-response.
A lot of folks see the neatly defined skills drills performed with (a) non-competitive and cooperative training partner(s) and assume that's the realities of physical combatives (weapons disarms are probably the hallmark of this type of work -
I think it's also worth pointing out that *any* type of training - including that in defensive firearms - also has this same problem.
Just as you were told by someone with a lot of hand-to-hand experience about the realities of that kind of engagements, students who take the time to talk to their firearms instructors will also hear tales of their brothers/sisters-in-arms who were just as well -or even better- trained and who "did everything right," but nevertheless perished or were injured.
The disconnect between "drills" and "reality" is that in the latter, the other party has a say in the outcome. Force-on-force and other competitive/non-cooperative training is perhaps the best bridge that we have between the two.
Training will definitely give you an advantage but nothing guarantees you won't get hit, hurt, or killed just like empty hands fighting where in a situation a trained mma fighter will most likely be the victor over a tough street thug but the trained fighter may still get a few lumps or scrapes only the stakes are higher with blades.Yeah, not a bad idea to learn how to use a knife, but trust me, you can have all the high dollar training you want and when the guy you're fighting has a knife as well, you're most likely getting cut up. I've been told by more than one guy with much more experience with actual hand to hand combat that anyone who says they can train you to win knife fights is just stealing your money. Sure, some training can mitigate some situations, but it's just way to impossible to predict movement when a matter of missing by an inch means the big artery on your wrist just got opened up or you now have only one eye ball.
Surely you aren't saying the odds between the two are the same. Or even in the same ballpark. Because they aren't.
True enough.No, no, that is not what I was suggesting, at all. It was not what I wrote, and furthermore, it was never my intent to imply that it was.
My intent with the firearms training comparison was just as I wrote the words: only to highlight that in the vast majority of our training, we are not giving the other half of the equation its necessary due. That, specifically, in the real-world, our opponent(s) always get(s) a say.
With competitive and non-cooperative drills, we start to approach that end of the curve, and with Force-on-Force type training, we get even closer to the asymptote.
But even so, it still never saves us from being unlucky.
As @10mmLife noted and @KI4WTF reiterated, the best we can all hope for is to simply not be there for that fight at all.
I just found the exact same knife and sheath for $20.00 less on Amazon.They feel great in the hand and the blade is really short. It's more of a cutting/slicing blade. The shorter blade has less of a chance of getting snagged on clothing and less chance of getting torqued out of your hand like a fulcrum if pushed from the side where a long blade can be moved a lot easier in a struggle.
So Although I’m still waiting for my revolver holster I got my Ka-Bar TDI and really like it and yeah the holster is ok but is there other types that are out that are better??Training will definitely give you an advantage but nothing guarantees you won't get hit, hurt, or killed just like empty hands fighting where in a situation a trained mma fighter will most likely be the victor over a tough street thug but the trained fighter may still get a few lumps or scrapes only the stakes are higher with blades.
Serious training with blades teaches you distance, protecting your vitals, and limb destruction where your goal is not to go for a kill but to disable the threat which is done by attacking the threats hands and limbs with quick slashes while the threat is attacking.
Fighting for you life with a blade is more successful when you're defending your life against an attacker.
The threads article was about using your knife as a secondary backup to someone trying to take your gun which I agree is a better strategy than struggling for control.
The best advise for anyone is to avoid knife fights and any type of physical altercations and let go of egos no matter the training and only engage when all other options are off the table.