Here's how you win unarmed against the knife. You go to the local watering hole. You see the thirty motorcycles parked out front. You see all the dudes in leather and denim milling about. You hear the Lynyrd Skynyrd music playing. Now, here is the technique -- ready -- here goes:
1) stay in your car.
2) Drive to a Bennigans, Applebees, or Ruby Tuesdays in the middle class part of town. (Look for caucasians, Honda Accords, chinos, and polo shirts.)
3) Go eat, drink in moderation, and be merry.
4) Have your designated driver take you home before 11 p.m.
5) Turn on the evening news and be glad that you weren't at the biker bar where that dude got stabbed or at the strip club where that other dude will get stabbed in the parking lot when he walks to the car at 1:30 a.m.
That'll be $39.95 everybody.