The human body is fairly well armored for protection from stabs that come from above.
Ever since man first realized that sticks and stones could hurt, they have used anything they could find as a weapon.
There are choices to be made, but don’t rely on Hollywood movies when estimating what using them means.
There are many things to like about bows, as they are lightweight, accurate and can shoot a fair distance.
With practice, one can become extremely accurate with one and even learn to shoot it rather rapidly.
Knives have a great psychological impact on an adversary.