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    The depth of this guy's insight and the validity of his advice is staggering. It truly touches the soul...

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    Haha his answer to everything is violence?....effective.
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    Entertaining and worth the read! Not what you would expect so don't miss it. By the way I think the 10mm is an effective tool as well.

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    Funny, but not strictly true. When slot a guy with a knife you don't do a simply lateral cut, assuming you are going for the throat rather than the cardiovascular cavity or the liver. The arteries are deep in the neck and to do it right you have to saw through the tissue and cartilage protecting the windpipe.

    Otherwise a good funny read. ;D
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    If you ever get a chance to watch the Director's cut of Lord Of The Rings and watch the making of, there's a story about something Christopher Lee (Saruman) makes a comment about. When he's to be stabbed in the back by Grima, they wanted him to make a moaning sound. He corrected them by saying something along the lines of, "When a person really gets stabbed in the back he makes a gasping sound." Christopher Lee served in the Special Operations Executive (SOE) in WWII and some of the people on set had heard rumors.

    Good stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MickeyC View Post
    Funny, but not strictly true. When slot a guy with a knife you don't do a simply lateral cut, assuming you are going for the throat rather than the cardiovascular cavity or the liver. The arteries are deep in the neck and to do it right you have to saw through the tissue and cartilage protecting the windpipe.

    Otherwise a good funny read. ;D
    The well-equipped assassin uses a kerambit for such things. Point-in, pull back with the shoulder. No sawing necessary.

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    I'm not a huge fan of the Karambit style knives though I can respect the options they give the user. I will argue though that it isn't as easy as you've suggested. We've done live tissue testing and you'd be amazed at how resilient skin, flesh, cartiledge, and tendons can be.

    Obviously it wasn't live HUMAN tissue.

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    The well-equipped assassin uses a kerambit for such things. Point-in, pull back with the shoulder. No sawing necessary.
    Not quite so easy in practice plus you really need to be behind the target otherwise the mechanics are against you. With a good 6" or 7" blade and a sawing action, either inside out or outside in, you cut everything within two or three secconds. Pull the forehead back to lift the chin up and back or if in front, cup your free hand under the chin and push it up and back then have at it. From the front however it's often easier to go for the chest cavity but you still have to push the chin up and back to prevent vocal noise.

    The other option is a side stroke with a Kukri. The weight and curve of the blade usually enables decapitation provided your target doesn't fall back away from the blow. Most times though you aren't going to have a dedicated tool, so the sawing style usually guarantees the result.

    Alternatively go in sideways under or through the rib cage, cutting through the liver and into the chest cavity. Go in on an angle so the tip will bounce off a rib, rather than get stuck in the bone. A seven inch blade will even let you reach the heart. Usually the chest cavity will fill with blood within a few secconds and it's game over. If you get the heart, same deal. In, twist and slice.

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    I'm afraid that thirty years of practicing Indonesian martial arts has prejudiced me toward the traditional methods <g>.

    Not that I've ever actually had to test them...

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    I'm not a ninja but I know my anatomy. The carotid is the key not the larynx. Cutting only one carotid artery will produce unconsciousness very quickly and death shortly thereafter. Cutting the larynx doesn't do much unless the severed jugular pours enough blood down his trachea to drown him. The carotid is under such pressure it is more likely to drown you or a bystander with his mouth open than the victim. The carotid is pretty superficial and lies between the larynx and the sternocleidomastiod muscle (big front neck muscles). A short 2 inch blade between these structures will get the desired result, but you have to be a pretty good shot. Of course cutting both carotids will lead to faster incapacitation and decapitation faster yet.

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