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Old October 24, 2008, 12:40 AM   #1
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Home defense with a knife.

Well here's a hypothetical question for ya: You wake up late at night because somthing went bump in the night, and all ya have to defend yourself is a hunting knife and the other person the house either isn't at home, or they are still very much asleep, what da ya do?
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Old October 24, 2008, 12:50 AM   #2
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Go back to sleep... happens every night at my house... (im a real light sleeper)
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Old October 24, 2008, 12:52 AM   #3
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Call 911 and hide
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Old October 24, 2008, 02:52 AM   #4
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Bail out the window and run like a wild man! You should always dial 911... If you can't for whatever reason and you have a wife and kids like me, then a knife may be your only hope. I'll die fighting with a knife before I let my family get hurt. Without the knife I'd have to use my fists. That said, I don't plan on dying! Hopefully it doesn't ever happen.
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Old October 24, 2008, 05:23 AM   #5
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be very quiet and wait.

id rather have a baseball bat.
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Old October 24, 2008, 05:55 AM   #6
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Try to anticipate where the unfortunate prick is going, wait behind a doorway. Surprising how even if you get someone in the forearm how useless that arm becomes. If they've got a gun and drop it, you just got a gun and a knife for the fight. Kyle
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Old October 24, 2008, 08:21 AM   #7
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ANOTHER "what if" thread???

To be armed with only a knife for HD is stupid, and, "You just can't fix stupid."
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Old October 24, 2008, 08:44 AM   #8
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Don't you just love 'em?

If all you have is a knife, make sure your bed is tall enough or your closet big enough for you to hide. Maybe the scary bad men will only rob you blind instead of taking your knife from you and hacking you to bits.

Good luck with that.
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Old October 24, 2008, 08:47 AM   #9
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Well here's a hypothetical question for ya: You wake up late at night because somthing went bump in the night, and all ya have to defend yourself is a hunting knife and the other person the house either isn't at home, or they are still very much asleep, what da ya do?
YA take YA butt to the hospital...because YA probably just got YA butt handed to YA.
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Old October 24, 2008, 09:16 AM   #10
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First make sure the bump is something you have to defend against. I have a son that used to sleepwalk. And then don't get me started on wooden frame houses!

But if push comes to shove...

First off, +1 on this
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To be armed with only a knife for HD is stupid
Second, most kitchens have much larger knives than any hunting knife.

Third, +1 on the baseball bat. As long as you're not facing an armed burglar you're better of with the longer reach of the bat. Knives are intimidating but only if you know how to use them. And still you have to get way too close for comfort!

And fourth, with the price of a new Rem. 870 Express under $300 and a currently running $30 mail-in rebate, there's really no reason not to be prepared. A shotgun makes for a great security blanket. :-)
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Old October 24, 2008, 09:40 AM   #11
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Watch the Lifetime Movie Network - in every flic, a woman hears a noise and gets the big butcher knife from the wooden bloc in the kitchen. Then she prowls around the house and is killed.
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Old October 24, 2008, 09:46 AM   #12
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Hide under bed and slash feet as they walk by if you knife is as sharp as mine they will be lucky to still have a foot to stand on. When they fall slash at everything else.
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Old October 24, 2008, 09:50 AM   #13
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knives are very short range weapons that require substantial skill to utilize effectively for SD.

a baseball bat is a better choice IMO.
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Old October 24, 2008, 10:45 AM   #14
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As I learned them, the rules of a knife fight are:

#1. Bring a gun.
#2. Bring friends..., with more guns.

I've been training with knives for ~6 months now and I simply cannot envision a time when I will feel confident defending myself with a knife, even against an unarmed attacker with rudimentary empty-hands fighting skills.

That being said, if a knife is the only thing I have to protect my wife/kids, I guess the die will have been cast and I'll do what I need to do. However, I don't have any rosy illusions/delusions as to how it might turn out.
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Old October 24, 2008, 10:58 AM   #15
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I won't play into this "WHAT IF" as I have guns... No knife on the bed table.
I won't be without a gun by my bedside no matter where I am sleeping...
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Old October 24, 2008, 11:27 AM   #16
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Im gona suggest against the baseball bat... Ever tried swinging one in close quarters? Even if you use it to keep the perp at a distance, getting around it or taking one isnt that hard...
If I had a knife, there is nothing I want more than to go up against a guy with a bat... If he has a knife, chances are im getting cut up pretty bad, but a bat? Game over for him... You just have to be willing to close the distance, which is hard when confronted with such bodily harm.

Though a bat may have a more psychological impact than my small SD knives, I'd trust me life to skill with a knife than the hope of scaring someone away...
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Old October 24, 2008, 11:35 AM   #17
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Don't you just love 'em?
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