wow, glad to hear everything went well. no one, not even the BG's, were injured. what a success
pretty cool you spotted the jack before they made contact. i think things could've gone different if you weren't smart/quick enough to get that first shove in there. good job, man
Yeah, I'm pretty happy with the way it ended. I've been thinking how the situation could have been avoided alltogether, but like I said, I had to be there, and they were very ballsy, I think they were used to people (especially white Westerners) just bending over and giving up without putting up a fight. I'm not the first person I would pick as a target, especially with bare hands and only two of them.
But like I said, I did change my pattern, and after that incident I would take a friend to watch my six whenever my business compelled me to go to the city centre. A friend who was packing - I didn't and still don't have a license. My enployer was against that, as gunslinging could have damaged "relations with the community." I gave up that career, eventually...
The waved folder clipped to back pocket worked fine. But nevertheless I've changed my method of carrying my primary SD blade to right jacket pocket, and I favour fixed blades. No fumbling, just keep hand in pocket until/if the need arises. Then just yank and shank.
Thank God there's been no need for that.
This happened in Kenya. Street crime can be very violent, so I was lucky. Well, planning ahead, prepared AND lucky.
I spent time in South Africa as well, but that was the good part - Western Cape - no trouble at all.
And some of them won't ask politely.
Sorry for getting too off-topic, but I always thought of the African continent as part of the "West". Some parts of western Africa are further west than mainland western Europe.
Confusion arrises when people interpret cultural terms, such as the poster above you using the term "westerners", as somehow referring to location using strict geographic locations.
IOW you can't simply draw a line on the Earth, like a line of longitude, and use that to determine who is and is not a "westerner"
I'm sure it's been said,but if I did,I sure wouldn't be discussing it on a public forum.
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I've almost had to many times in the service of the emperor, George W. Bush. Usually just producing the knife is deterrant enough when it comes to the Haji.
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The term used by the locals in East Africa is mzungu. It translates roughly as "European", meaning a white person.
Asians, Arabs, Chinese and Indians are not mzungu. So the title is both racial and cultural. Hence my term "White Westerner". It's not to be taken in any political sense, although the locals may have had a different term for mzungus from Sov Bloc.
I have never used a knife against someone but while I was in college I worked as a bouncer in a large beer joint and a guy pulled a knife on another customer. I was close by and I blindsided him with a metal frame chair and then kicked the shit out of him. Later, we had him arrested for assault with a deadly weapon.
Mmmm... A douchebag gets his come-uppance. Happy ends always make me feel fuzzy and warm inside. Thx for sharing!I was close by and I blindsided him with a metal frame chair and then kicked the shit out of him.
I used a knife to kill a snake that was heading to the front door once. Not sure if it was poisonous, but I didn't want it in my house regardless. It was of a decent size too, and I have cats so I didn't take any chances and just slashed it a few times. Ended up breaking the tip off my knife as when I slashed the knife bit the concrete a little. But it was a good kill, right through the snake.
Great story about the dad that defended a girl from the pit bull far up on this thread- he is a brave man- that took guts! dogs tear up a lot of kids. and hard to believe- but I think they kill about 15-20 people every year in the US.
Not on a human but I've used knives to fend off attacking animals in the wild.
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