Re: techniquies in street fights
Oh a knifes deadly but only if you can get it to the target. A knife enhances the power of the strike but not the ability to get through to the target.
Take an opposite here and I'm not being flippant here but imagine this. You're doing whatever when someone jumps out and threatens you with a wooden spoon or even has a damn good go at gutting you with it as if it were a knife. That'd also have a psychological impact, you'd be wetting yourself and wondering what this nutter was on, giving him an opening that he wouldn't otherwise have.
Same with a knife but obviously for the opposite reason.