great series of posts Van!
Size…women claim it doesn’t matter….. they will also tell you if you don’t have at least 6 inches don’t bother calling. Size does matter!
A poorly placed 6 inch stab wound will be more damaging than a poorly placed 2 inch stab wound. All things being equal, bigger is better, just as stronger better, or fitter is better.
Killing a predatory beast with a blade is pretty much stuff of fantasy Ray. Just as knife on knife fights are pretty much wet dreams. They could happen, they do happen but it is obscure stuff.
You could get lucky and place a blade in the right spot when something is chewing on you. That may kill it…then again; I’ve placed bullets thru both lungs and the heart of some critters and watched them vanish full tilt into the bush. Takes complex organisms a while to lie down and be dead. Life is tougher than many think!
Killing is tough and so is surviving. Surviving is not one touch of doom or magic blades. Surviving is mindset!
Personally if I’m in a ruckus with a predatory species…ie wolf, bear, cat, I’m pretty much expecting to come out of it dead! I’m a vindictive #### and my goal will be take the critter with me! I have no illusions if I kill it I’m probably going to bleed out to or die of infection.
But that doesn’t mean I stop fighting!http://igorilla.com/gorilla/animal/2002 ... ouver.htmlhttp://neveryetmelted.com/2006/07/23/55 ... ith-knife/
I live where people die in encounters with wildlife. Cougars, grizzlies, and black bears have mauled and consumed people where I live. It is a reality of life,
##### happens, and if it happens to me I’ll drag it into a grave with me!