This just goes to prove once again the 21foot rule,
in close-quarters, such as a train or most indoor environments,
a knife is much more effective than a gun or even a sword.
Silent, unlimited ammo, and can be very bloody, inducing fear into opponent,
often when used properly can bypass armour,
or even shear through certain varieties.
Vietnam vet told me the quickest kill,
is to go for the cerebellum or brain-stem,
the bodily-function motor-center of the brain,
easily accessed through the soft part of the jaw.
In large group environments,
where blood-induced fear is beneficial,
a few sliced neck arteries can really help,
though make sure it's a weak target,
as someone who's arteries are open,
is still capable of being a threat.
To retrieve a knife from flesh,
twist for the flesh to release,
and pull at the same time.
Always be aware of your next move.
The handgun is largely a fear-tactic,
and is idealized in american movies.
When it's largely a niche weapon.
Rifles are useful in long-range,
and automatic weapons for massacres,
though even they need to reload.
I'm most reminded of zombie-movies,
where people run out of ammo,
and promptly get eaten.
A sword would be,
Knives can be used for many things,
including food preparation and gardening.
edit on 3/2/11 by lowki because: brain-stem
edit on 3/2/11 by lowki because: large-groups fear