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Also, when not seated, stabbing your attacker with a pen at night can result in them thinking they have been stabbed with a blade or shank and running off.

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BobJanuary 12, 2019 5:46 AM UTC

Just when you think the pen is mightier than the sword:

The only lesson I guess is that any defensive blow must be effective enough to delay or stop the second and successive ones.
DonJanuary 8, 2019 3:43 AM UTC

The "mini-Maglite" flashlight which uses 2 A batteries is exactly the size of the wooden stick you are demonstrating. $8.

They are very robust and even the government recommends flashlights in cars.