Defensive Blade Use of the Day: Don’t bring a knife to a swordfight

Actually the knife that would-be robbers pulled on Jewad Hiyitt looked to be more of a machete, though it was still smaller than the sword that the cashier used to chase the men from his store.

Fr0m CBSPittsburgh :

“Police say they were called to the Perry Market on Perrysville Avenue after it was robbed just before 10 p.m.

They say two males wearing masks went into the store, one of whom went behind the counter and demanded money while armed with a foot-long knife.

However, the cashier was more prepared than the robber, pulling out a large sword, scaring off the suspect. He’s then seen on surveillance footage running out of the store.

“I use this one when I see him with the sword, to make him afraid,” said store owner Jewad Hayitt.

The other suspect was held by a customer, but was able to get free and also run out of the store.

“The other one, he came to attack me from here,” said Hayitt. “I attack him like that, I touch his sword and it falls, or something like that.”

Hayitt said the thieves could have easily been shot, since he also has a gun.”

I admit to not carrying my CCW as often as I should. There are any number of reasons, mostly revolving my short attention span combined with my role as Mr. Mom to two young children.  That being said, if I had gun available I would not be drawing a blade.

As a wise man once said, “If you find yourself in a fair fight, your planning and tactics suck”.



  1. I_Like_Pie says:

    Crocodile Dundee would be proud

  2. Sam L. says:

    Seeing a guy coming at you with a scimitar (or a falchion) like that is a strong inducement to RUN.

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Defensive Blade Use of the Day: Don’t bring a knife to a swordfight

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