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Stabbing as a suicidal method? Pretty rare, I`d say, at least nowadays.

In the past such a way was nothing that uncommon, though.

"To fall on your own sword".

Most common example may be Varus, or the ritual suicide of japanese Samurais. In Ancient Rome, to kill yourself with your own sword was deemed a honourable way to kill yourself.

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Iv seen it twice in my career, 6 self induced stabs to the abdominal and about 5 years later one to the chest just narrowing missing anything important, and the kicker it was the same person......

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