In most place in the old days, walking around with knives was not a big deal, the deal was if you will use it and how and to what. Most hunters during the tradition era, a knife was like life to them. To Knife Up an animal or even skinning needed this important equipment regardless of its size and shape. Knives are one of the equipment discovered during the Stone Age period. They were obtained from stones during then but due to evolution of man, knives have also evolved as they are made from steel. Also its uses have evolved. Cutting is also an important aspect of life, does not matter whether you are cutting vegetables in the kitchen to using swords or daggers as a means of defense.
Most people use knives in war. Most performed movies have portrayed knives as a source of defense. Militia people have gone to the extent of making guns with pointed ends of guns. In cities where violence is witnessed, some law violators can afford knives to scare people. In a case I recently witnessed of a gang of three armed men with knives threatening people with knives as they get money from them. When confronted with police men, it’s easy for them to hide the knives and walk away as if nothing had happened but in the real sense they were using knives as weapons to scare people.
Getting jabbed by a knife can be very dangerous. Being knifed in the stomach can reach your liver or any delicate organ in your body hence malfunctioning of your body system. Other injuries obtained from knives can be fatal as they lead to death especially if a knife reaches delicate body organs or arteries of the body making one to bleed to death.
Looking at the recent case in Libya during the over throwing of colonel Muammar Gaddafi, the militia men who captured him had knives which they used to torture him with. This is trying to show that up to this century a knife is still an important weapon that should not be mishandled. In fact gangs using knives can be dangerous than any other weapon. One can be shot in the muscle and sustain the injury until he recovers if it does not go to the delicate part of the body but for a knife cut on any muscle can lead to death whether the body part is delicate or not. Muscles are highly supplied with blood hence much blood is lost when one has an injury in the muscle. This can lead to over bleeding to death. This is a common way of attacking body build personal that ensure security at most party joints and bars.
But who do we blame for this pain inflicted by the knife? It’s a very important equipment yet very dangerous when mishandled or not used in the correct manner. Blame is to the exposure of movies that show people using knives as weapon to inflict pain on other or instilling fear in people so as to rob them. As we learn from this and that’s why in the streets, most law violators have knives in their pockets ready to jump on an individual as either a way of defense or a way of protection. Also there is variety of knives, from long daggers and swords to small pen and pocket knives making it a dangerous weapon.