HANDS OFF! Self Defense for Women - W.E. Fairbairn 1942

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HANDS OFF! Self Defense for Women - W.E. Fairbairn 1942

Postby Max C. » 22 May 2014 21:18

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Re: HANDS OFF! Self Defense for Women - W.E. Fairbairn 1942

Postby MEversbergII » 26 Jun 2014 15:08

Fairbairn seems to like that "matchbox" method; I think it is in all three of his works. I'm taking it to mean these are much sturdier than modern match boxes? I could be wrong but unless it was quite full I don't think modern ones would do much except turn a solid fist into something with give.

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The people scattered gold-dust before my horses feet;
But now I am a great king, the people hound my track
With poison in my wine-cup, and daggers at my back.

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Re: HANDS OFF! Self Defense for Women - W.E. Fairbairn 1942

Postby Phil C » 26 Jun 2014 15:51

Old matches were made of very thin wood. Even when cardboard became the norm brass covers were commonly to slip over the box to stop it being squashed
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Re: HANDS OFF! Self Defense for Women - W.E. Fairbairn 1942

Postby MEversbergII » 26 Jun 2014 16:37

Hm. I wonder how good of a fist load that would make. Brass, sure, maybe if it was strong. Then again, if you're doing multiple punches in succession the give probably doesn't matter so much.

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The people scattered gold-dust before my horses feet;
But now I am a great king, the people hound my track
With poison in my wine-cup, and daggers at my back.

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