One of the very first weapons that I learned in my combat classes in college was how to wield a frying pan. It was dubbed “clown fighting” because of the ridiculousness you feel using a frying pan as a weapon. However, any chef worth their weight in hummus can tell you just how deadly these seemingly useless pans can be.
I received an e-mail from MACE reminding me that June is Knife Fighting Awareness Month, and felt that it was my duty to pass along a good set of information to my readers about this deadly weapon and how your characters can wield it. Here are some tips, and enjoy writing that knife fight scene!
You’ve all seen this weapon in use on more than one occasion if you’ve ever watched a fantasy or Medieval set movie. The broadsword is the most famous for being the weapon of the knights in that shining armor. You’ve seen them used in The Lord of the Rings trilogy, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, Rob Roy, Braveheart….