Like a Sword Fight, but with knives! Ideal for settings where swords would feel out of place, but where the writer still feels the need for a climactic duel between two equally matched opponents Examples:
- Leon and Krauser have one in a harrowing Press X To Not Die sequence in Resident Evil 4.
- In Baccano!, Firo has to duel Maiza before he can be accepted into the Martillo family.
- Riddick gets into these a lot.
- Quite a few throughout the Dune novels.
- Snow Crash gives us a fight between Raven, who uses glass knives, and Uncle Enzo, who has a straight razor.
- Umineko No Naku Koro Ni has a magical knife fight.
- Michael Jackson's music video for Beat It.
- I'mma cut you (swish-swish) in a Knife Fight (Knife Fight), Knife Fight (Knife Fight), Knife Fight! Knife Fight!
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