I have counted and in the last five hours I have been knifed 250 times. This is getting out of hand, there is nothing to counter knifing.
There is a distance between us and the panic knifers - they tank and lunge through bullets. I just watched a video the guy pumps in 3 striker bullets to the guys face and he lunges upwards to the guy and just owns him.
@OP, have faith in BO2/Iron Wolf, there was a knife suggestion thread for treyarchs game which im already looking forward too.
I have like 10 knife kills myself this prestige (lvl 70 almost) and I deserved every one bar one free commando. I use tactical layout, knifing annoys me but it's a fair trade off for tactical layout faster drop, as long as the game is running smoothly it's not a big problem imo.