A knife fight or duel is a fight in which each combatant is armed with a knife. It is similar to a swordfight, except that knives are much shorter than swords, resulting in the combatants engaging at closer ranges.
There are many martial and military systems of knife fighting, which are usually distinguished by region and culture of origin. Proponents of knife fighting systems utilize sparring and drills to hone their skills. This practice is rooted in historical effectiveness where knife fights were more common.
Knife fighting is also emerging and quickly growing as a sport known as knife fencing where simulated knives are used to strike scoring zones for points.
The following knife fighting handbooks and how-to's detail how to engage in a knife fight, disarm an attacker who is armed with a knife and various stances and methods of combat.
Covering many different angles and areas of this dangerous art, these handbooks provide the reader with a comprehensive understanding of knife fighting.
This paper describes tests to determine the energy range and characteristics of stabbing actions that might be directed against stab resistant body armour by an assailant. The energy and velocity that can be achieved in stabbing actions has been determined for a number of sample populations.
This is the complete US army training manual on bayonet combat. Through training, the fighting skill of a soldier is developed to the highest point.
Read all about the bio-mechanics of knife stab attacks using high-tech equipment in this comprehensive document. A six–camera Vicon motion analysis system was used to measure velocity, and derive energy and momentum during the approach phase of the attack and a specially developed force–measuring knife was used to measure three–dimensional forces and torque during the impact phase.
Emphasizing the practice aspect of bayonet, knife and stick fighting, this rare volume also provides short courses in unarmed combat and knife throwing.
This how–to is an introduction to tomahawk fighting. It covers such topics as: selecting a tomahawk, stances, advantages, disadvantages, different strikes, defense and more.
In this book, you'll find knife fighting techniques that were developed by inmates of the Folsom Prison. These are techniques that were done for survival, and are now made available to people outside the prison cells.
This extremely well written handbook is a must for anyone interested in the properties of iron and steel. Even more invaluable for anyone planning on making their own blades. This handbook is written in easy to understand laymen terms and illustrated throughout.
Learn everything there is to know about historical swordsmanship in this detailed compilation of sixteenth, seventeenth, and eighteenth century fencing techniques. Including complete information on the Rapier and Dagger, Two hand Sword, or Broadsword and Handbuckler and provides information on various combination's.
This manual details tried and tested methods of knife fighting from one of the most qualified and experienced knife fighters in the world. He has gained a black belt at the prestigious Kodokan Jui–Jitsu University and served as Chief Instructor in Close Combat Fighting to the Shanghai Municipal Police, British Commandos and the Office of Strategic Services, U.S.A.