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Lessons from a Knife Fight •
1. What is the demographic of the combatants? Young males. Appear to be early 20’s.
2. What is the fight about? Unknown. But, due to the public nature it appears that some sort of status hierarchy is probably a latent issue. The victor doesn’t seem crazed or intent on murdering his opponent. There is no coup de grâce.
3. Do the combatants appear to be knowledgeable about how to fight with a knife? Yes. They are using pikal style grips and fighting in a knife forward-point primary style. Though there is no obvious sophisticated guard or tactics. However, the victor does appear to know to target the trapezius, upper chest and head.
4. If you were a tourist witnessing this fight, what does this tell you about your environment? You are in a knife culture. A weapons based environment and honor appears to be important. Mind your manners. Arm yourself if you can. Avoid gatherings of young men.
5. What vital area was hit and how long did it take for the fighter to lose consciousness? It appears to have possibly been the subclavian artery. It took 10 seconds to go down.
6. How many people came to his aid to administer first aid? Zero.
7. How do you treat this wound on the scene? If possible pack the wound with hemostatic gauze and utilize a pressure dressing. Medevac ASAP. •