goodboy_mentor wrote:Which is the most effective edged weapon for self defense or home defense? Please share your opinions with proper reasoning.
In my opinion, Katar(push dagger) is the most effective edged weapon for self defense, close combat or home defense because of the following reasons -
1. Going by the laws of physics, it can give the most powerful blow into your target, because the pointed edge is fully aligned with the direction of your forearm delivering the thrust(push).
2. You can use it in the shortest possible time. Just pull it out and instinctively punch it in the target. No need to waste your time swinging your arm around to gather momentum to give a slicing blow like with knife or a Khukri or short Kirpan. Think of a boxer giving a quick surprise blow to his opponent. The attack with a Katar will be something similar.
3. If required, you can also give powerful slicing blows or movements
4. It can be reasonably concealed
What is the second preferred edged weapon? It is Gandasa. Mentioned the reasons in the post represented by this link - viewtopic.php?t=23931#p236966 For those who do not know what is Gandasa or how does it look like, it's images are given in the posts represented by these links https://www.indiansforguns.com/viewtopi ... 68#p221999 and https://www.indiansforguns.com/viewtopi ... 68#p222053
Unless ones a trained boxer or martial artist a punchs not that instinctive in a fight I would think. Risk of fracture. A Katara not that easily available off the shelf gbm. A large and light blade perhaps which is not to cumbersome to yield effectively. Something like a machete, an "agricultural tool", large enough to maintain some distance, light enough to weild effectively and easily available too.