The long range weapon has a distinct advantage over the short range one, despite notoriously destructive blade. What good is a deadly blade if you can’t get to your target without being first lethally clubbed over your head?
Video from Brazil shows a street fight between a man with a metal tube and a man with a machete. The man with the metal tube had support from another guy but that one didn’t do much damage.
Between 0:14 and 0:17, the metal tube guy delivered a few bone crushing blows, effectively breaking the opponent’s arm and shoulder, but his machete wielding arm was still OK. Realizing he was in deep shit, the machete guy tried to flee but the tube guy kept swinging and with one blow knocked the machete out of the hand of his opponent. The machete guy figured that without his machete he stood no chance and stopped to pick it up – that was his fatal mistake. Literally.
As he bent over to pick the machete up, the tube guy clubbed him over the head with the tube, a blow which proved fatal. Albeit effectively knocked out, the tube guy delivered one more hip crushing blow to the pelvis, but at that time, the machete guy was no longer a threat. As a matter of fact, he was no longer alive – or at least pretty close to it.
It was just another lazy afternoon in Brazil