In a self-defense situation, you use whatever means comes to hand.
Neighbors say the homeowner knew Durant and that he had been drinking when he picked the lock to break into the mobile home. They say he started hitting the home owner once he got inside, which led to her stabbing him.Police are still investigating because they really want to charge somebody with something.
"That's a shock," said one neighbor, because nothing like that had happened around her before.
If you are reading this, then you live in the Real World™ where there is real violent crime. (If Warren Buffett's neighborhood isn't immune to crime, why do you think yours is?)
Self-defense is a human right.