This youtube video will shed light on the age old question: Who would win in a knife vs bat fight?
My choice was always the bat, and this video confirms it.
As you can see, the robber had no chance in front of the mighty bat.
If it was a blade of equal length to a bat, then blade obviously wins. But if you have a regular knife up against a bat, bat wins because of it's superior reaching capability
Edit: Oh no, I'm gonna fall down the "watching robberies in progress videos on youtube" rabbit whole. GOD DAMNIT
The answer has always been both. Bat + Knife = Sword.
Such a combo probably equals closer to a spear or a bayonet. Or if Dead Rising 2 has any say, a shotgun shaped like a bat that shoots knives.
In terms of combining the actual two items, you are right. Combining the functionality, however, yields the cutting potential of a blade with the length and swinging potential of the bat = sword. :D
Bat only wins if it lands a lucky first blow or the guy with the knife is defensive. Otherwise, all the knife guy has to do is basically hug the guy with the bat and stab his guts out. You can't swing a bat effectively at someone within arms reach. But you sure can stab them.
Although in Hotline Miami I've managed to overcome bat-wielding guys by using a knife, I can't help feeling they had the advantage in that particular circumstance. Basically, any dumb fuck can swing a bat, but throwing a knife in a dude's face while he's running towards you? Tricky.
We're talking about brute force over precision instruments here, and vice versa. It's like debating a pneumatic drill versus a chisel.
Use your keyboard!
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