enough, little has ever been written about the history or practical use of a
knife for close-in fighting. And in those nations or racial groups in which a
bladed weapon is often used, little has actually been done in teaching its use.
The knife has been considered merely a weapon characteristic of that particular
area and race each individual used it as he saw fit.
fencing instructors have lately tried to lay down programs for the training of
individuals in knife work, but most of
them visualize a situation from the fencer's viewpoint, where two men approach
each other from a distance with drawn knives. Thus they have tried to develop a
system of knife "fencing" instead of close-in knife fighting.