It also bent the combs-as someone said they were cheaply made.It would have been an embarrasment saying"Hang on Mate,just straightening out the Comb,so I can slash you with it".Bad Cut you had harrysgame,.Had a fight on a Bus one night.Got off and noticed blood on my Strides-found that he had slashed the inside of my Leg(mid way up my thigh).Never knew he did it-and the Scar is still there.
Most injuries came from glass...bottles or the pint mug, causing awful disfigurement, skinheads in pubs, disco's... The glass was there ready, getting drunk lads was quick to use the glass, it was always a worry when getting in a argument,
One of our lot got badly cut with a bottle.. Charlie V he was in the BBC Skinhead Documentary, in the interview they asked him how he got it, I was standing behind the camera while the interview was taking place, cant remember what he said, but i know it had a massive impact on him, Charlie V RIP was stabbed to death a few years later.
Around our way lads was getting glassed all the time, To me glassing someone was a awful cnuting thing to do, it was the shear violence of it.. the music going the noise of the smashed glass ..the blood/beer all over the place , girls screaming. Even now the thought makes my blood run cold.
I was chatting to some old Kilburn Skinheads last Christmas, I said i,am sure some of the stuff we witnessed left me somewhat traumatized for a few years. It was not so much the violence is was how some of the nutters behaved, that was 60s/70s NW London a fcuking crazy place.