I came to this from Knuckledraggin.
Matthew brings up some very good points on blade work.
If it came down to brass tacks, could you kill someone with a blade?
Knife work is down & dirty. You will get bloody & it has a distinct smell.
Are you ready for it? Can you do it?
You best make up your mind & quick because practice time is a tick'n away.
Here are the links. Good reads with lots of pertinent info.
Read them more than once, that's how important they are.
To what extent are you willing...and capable of saving your life? If no gun were available could you ...would you...are readily capable of doing so with a knife.
Would you slit an attacker's throat?
Could you use a knife to filet three inches of forearm off of a rapist, a serial killer?Can you descend to that primal place of fight at bad breath distance and prevail?
Everything about fighting starts inside your head.
Gun, knife, or hands. It makes no difference.
The response that begins in your head flows to your hands