- Jan 12, 2020
Quite a nice little overview of the sort of equipment a traveler could use, provided you understand Scottish
The medium sized one (as shown, not the historical example). First off, from a utility standpoint, food-prep, gutting an animal, skinning it and preparing the skin, it's the only one that is versatile enough, not too small or too large.Okay, in the interests of having an actual topic - hopefully without channeling a stupid Twitter feed - if your character could only have one of those knives, which would it be? and why...
Now I think on it, I'd rather focus on a blade's limitations. That comment about an axe clued me. In terms of telling stories, a weapon's deficiencies offer more interesting opportunites, whether it be knife, sword, or whatever. Especially the dreaded Whatever.
But if one party has a literal sword, they could slash and jab out of the range of the knife users grapplingAs to defense, it's the best size for fighting...don't buy into longer/heavier/pointier is better. Knife fighting is NOT about slashing and jabbing at range.
At that range you wouldn't try to aim down the barrel though would you? Be more like an old west draw? possibly while stepping backwards if possible?That's how it really is. They say the vast majority of gunfights happen within 3'. Anywho, sorry for the off-topic.