6 thoughts on “In Defense Of Teenage Knife Fighting”

  1. Tucker Carlson was on fire last night over this issue.

    I’m reminded of the old saying: “Good fencing makes for good neighbors.” Although I’m not sure it was in reference to swordsmanship.

  2. Firearm injuries have higher mortality (they will kill you) but knife wounds have MUCH greater morbidity (they will cause permanent, life-changing disabilities).

  3. I was stabbed when I was 14 when someone brought a knife to a fist fight. I managed to disarm him (and keep his knife, though he was immediately rescued by spectators who were expecting a different outcome) but I still had a puncture wound I had to explain to my mom when I got home (I fell down on a piece glass…). And so, the first of many tetanus shots.

  4. There’s children on the streets using guns and knives
    They’re taking drugs and each other’s lives
    Killing each other with knives and forks
    And calling each other names like dork
    At the end of your life, you’re lucky if you die
    Sometimes I wonder why we would even try….

    I saw a man lying on the street half dead
    With knives and forks sticking out of his leg
    And he said, “Can somebody
    Get the knife and fork out of my leg, please”
    “Can somebody please remove
    These cutleries from my knees”

    – “Think About It”, Flight of the Conchords, Episode 3

    1. Hate to say this but removing a knife or any type of piercing object can be worse than leaving it in place, because it can open up the wound enough to cause bleed out internally. Best to stabilize them and the piercing object(s) and get them to an ER ASAP. One of the biggest mistakes Steve Irwin made was removing the ray stinger from his chest. This might have shortened his life from a few hours to mere minutes. Perhaps he could have survived long enough with the stinger in place holding up his BP until he could have been medivac’d by helicopter to an ER.

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