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90941, RE: Fighting off wolves
Posted by l_clausewitz, Thu Jun-07-12 05:50 AM
>The problem with an ax is that while you
>raise your arms to slash you are
>vulnerable.

This isn't necessarily true against a human. It's quite easy to hold the butt of the axe out so that it can be thrust or swung around to fend off attacks from the front (and deliver short-range counterattacks). This can even be quite effective against a single wolf.

As you say, though, wolf hunting methods are all about pack coordination, and I agree that a potential human victim who's down to nothing more than hand-to-hand weapons (which also implies a pack of wolves so extremely hungry and desperate that they'd actually attack a human) is probably toast anyway.