Suicide By Stabbing, What’s Your Thoughts?

March 2nd, 2012by Kuzgun

You see the heart symbolizes so much in both our society and various veins of creative writing. The human heart symbolizes; life, love, emotional anguish, and even endurance (e.g. the durability of the human heart is notoriously difficult to burn/destroy completely).

So an individual that has gone through a lot of emotional and or romantic pain would naturally choose to injure their chest/heart area of the body in order to send a message to the people they left behind, perhaps only one person in particular. Or to manifest a clue to other people about how another individual may have hurt them and kept it a secret from everyone else.

A quite unspoken about method though it seems to me,
one of the most romantic & painfull,
Technically it seems one of the most quickest & effective if one is successful with piercing through their heart, where talking within 2 minutes with no possible sub-concious interference as you might have with the helium method etc,
using this method of death I would probably choose my Tanto KA-BAR or of falling onto my beautiful Paul Chen Hanwei Shinobi Ninjato , letting gravity do most of the work

does anyone know of people who have tried or have been successful with this method? what are your opinions of the dagger through the heart?

 

Suicide through Stabbing, 1898 post mortem article

This case is that of a physician who had taken his life in a hotel. His body was found lying upon the left side, behind and across the doorway of the room, so that at first it was not possible to open the barred door.
The body was almost entirely covered with freshly coagulated blood, and clothed only with a shirt, which was saturated with blood, opened from the front, and thrown backward. Extensive blood-marks reached from the body to the bed, the covering of which was likewise saturated with blood, and beside which a large, open pocket-knife lay…. After cleansing the body six stab-wounds were recognized. Of these one was situated in the right side of the neck, the other five on the anterior surface of the chest. All of the wounds had a slit-like form, and showed throughout sharp, arched, separated edges, which on both sides joined to form acute angles and between which there was a collection of coagulated blood�. The uppermost [wound] was situated three fingers’ breadth below the middle of the left clavicle. It penetrated directly anteroposteriorly the second intercostal space and ended in the lung, which was tuberculous….That it was a case of suicide was demonstrated by the external circumstances and all the postmortem findings. It was clear that the deceased had produced the wounds while in bed, and that he had then attempted to arise and go to the door, where he fell…. [T]he opened and uninjured shirt, the symmetric disposition of the openings of the stab-wounds and of the course of the canal of the wounds, and the proximity of the wounds of the chest…were more indicative of suicide than of murder… The motive for committing the deed may have been the tuberculous disease.
Eduard Ritter von Hofmann, M.D., Atlas of Legal Medicine, Philadelphia, chromolithograph; Artist A. Schmitson
National Library of Medicine

 

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