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The Logic of Steel is not about the art of knife fighting. Its sole purpose is to capture the cold, hard, logical nature of edged-weapon encounters as experienced by author James LaFond and more than 90 other people. This analysis of more than 250 knife fights is told from the perspective of the attackers, eyewitnesses and victims. The action is broken down by weapon typeThe Logic of Steel is not about the art of knife fighting. Its sole purpose is to capture the cold, hard, logical nature of edged-weapon encounters as experienced by author James LaFond and more than 90 other people. This analysis of more than 250 knife fights is told from the perspective of the attackers, eyewitnesses and victims. The action is broken down by weapon type and use patterns. The circumstances, motivations and mechanics of real-world blade and shank encounters are illuminated through the use of gripping (and sometimes comical) first-person accounts, photographs and hard statistics. The author also examines the psychology, injury patterns and legal ramifications of knife fighting, as well as providing invaluable tips on preventing clinches and groundfighting from escalating into a knife fight, surviving unarmed against a blade-armed assailant, "dressing for success" against a knife fight, spotting a knifer and predicting his behavior before it's too late, assessing when it is in your best interest to run for your life instead of fighting a knife-wielding opponent and much more....

Title : Logic of Steel: A Fighter's View of Blade and Shank Encounters
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ISBN : 9781581601305
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 248 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Logic of Steel: A Fighter's View of Blade and Shank Encounters Reviews

  • Jeff
    2019-04-24 19:54

    I bought this book shortly after moving to Oakland, CA. I was thinking a lot about personal defense at the time. The neighborhood I live in is not far from some of the sketchier areas of Oakland. My daily commute took me through some of them. I had had an almost violent encounter in Seattle a year or so before moving down--a stranger tried to pick a fight over an imagined slight. This book presents and analyzes real knife fights from the Baltimore area. The author has no bias from any formalized knife fighting system. The book distills the data into how to read an attacker (how are they likely to attack you from how they stand), how effective knives are, and even tips on how to get away from an assailant (don't run down stairs).This book was instrumental in my decision about carrying a knife for self-defense. My personal conclusion was that a knife is not useful for stopping an attacker without using lethal force. The other half of this is the legal ramifications--knives are often treated more harshly than guns by the courts. I feel much more confident in my daily life knowing what to expect and a little bit of what I can do in the event that someone pulls a knife on me. This is one of the most useful self-defense books I have ever encountered.