The Knife Hand - America's Weapon Of Mass Instruction

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you ever wonder why military people

point with their whole hand don't worry

i'll learn you it because today we're

talking about the most psychologically

damaging melee weapon of all time the

knife hand it is the most iconic hand

gesture inside of the american

healthcare system spanning across all

branches so where did it come from well

we don't know for sure it's believed

that it came into popularity during the

american civil war being that it was

fought with actual muskets and cannons

it created a literal fog of war this fog

made it hard to see where people were

pointing so troops would adapt pointing

with their entire hand to improve

visibility it's extremely common to see

pictures of military leaders from that

era posing with their knife hand sheath

a way of letting the world know i always