I’ve blogged about knives and their use in the martial arts category. At Wim Demeer’s site I just found Danny Inosanto teaching some cops exactly how dangerous it is to approach anyone with a knife.
It must be stressed, these encounters are for training purposes – but are totally unrehearsed. Knives are easier to conceal about one’s person than guns, and easier to access and deploy.
Some countries in Europe have banned any kind of knife carry. Some authorities in England have even proposed mandating that all kitchen knives be made without a point! Lot’s of luck guys.