Many people, particularly women, have considered numerous strategies they would deploy if a stranger attacked them. A popular one involves using keys on the attacker as a weapon of defense. The technique is widely known as The Wolverine, wherein keys are placed between fingers and ready to jab an assailant.
It turns out how the technique is being done isn’t a great approach. Following the disappearance and death of Sarah Everard, discussions hinged on women’s safety have emerged. Many people are taking to social media to share valuable tips, and among the numerous shared, TikTok User Fae advice appears to be trending.
TikTok user Fae has proved the self-defense approach, wherein keys are placed between fingers to jab an assailant isn’t a great one.
@faesfxStay safe ##fyp ##saraheverard ##reclaimthesestreets
TikToker and Makeup artist Fae demonstrated how to hold a set of keys for protection. In a clip posted to TikTok, Fae proves having keys in a fist is more effective in defending oneself than holding keys between knuckles. Instead of making the wolverine approach, Fae insists her method dubbed the hammer method, will make a victim extend their arms to stab the attacker in the leg and more sensitive areas.
Fae demonstrated having keys in a fist is more effective than holding keys between knuckles.
Punching an attacker using the Wolverine approach can be hurting.
Fae, who practicalized her advice with her friend named Charly in one of the clips, shows how punching an attacker using the Wolverine approach can be hurting. She also shows how taking a long key, holding it in a fist wouldn’t wobble and be more effective.
Fae insists the hammer method will make a victim extend their arms to stab the attacker in sensitive areas.
Using a long key, holding it in a fist wouldn’t wobble and it will be more effective.
Since shared, the video has gone all viral, amassing over 2.5million views, over 500,000 likes, and over 18,000 shares. Many users found the advice very useful even though it was pointed out that they wished it was never a need in the first place. Accordingly, Fae shared a 2nd clip captioned: “Be mindful of what is legal in your country,” advising that people shouldn’t use pepper sprays, knives among others.
@faesfxBe mindful of what is legal in your country. Model @charlymarion12 ##reclaimthesestreets ##fyp ##saraheverard
Fae practicalized ‘the wolverine’ method with her friend named Charly.
She also tried the hammer method, and it turned out to be very effective.
Nonetheless, the idea of ‘I’ll use my keys’ is generally associated with safety. Many people are scared of carrying more serious self-defense devices because they fear they’ll be turned against them. On the other hand, if you don’t have a longer key, more minor house keys are also recommended. They might not seriously harm the attacker as the long ones, but they can help you get away.