A fighting weapon of choice only for the dense as a tub of lead, the sadistic fuck, the deeply insane, and the poor bastard with no better options.
This doesn't mean that I wouldn't use one if I had to. Or that I want to face some fucker armed with one. But there's much better activities to use such a thing for, and much better weapons to fulfill my combat needs.
That said, history is rife with poor bastards with no other options. So let's use this one. Grab a knife. Leave the panda."
- excerpt from "Assassination and Desperation: an intro to knife."