For this particular forum section, this may be the most important thread to date. Almost all of us carry knives. Most of us carry one for utility work, but many also view it as a sort of last line of defense. Yeah, it's not your pistol, but it's better than nothing. In my time in the Army, we were issued massive bayonets, and trained in it's use when mounted to a rifle, but recieved no formal training on it's use by itself. This bothered me. So I sought out formal training on my own. This has always been a low-traffic section, which saddens me and perplexes me, as most of us own multiple knives. Many are confident that they could defend themselves with one if needed, but in reality have no idea how. Guys with training, identify yourselves and contribute. Understand, here and now, that opinions are going to vary greatly, as everyone who participates has a different angle, background, etcetera. Different theories are gonna work for different people. Knives carry more of a stigma, legally, than even firearms. Depending on where you're from, that machete you tote legally may be grounds for arrest in another state, country, etcetera. Let's begin.