Do you carry a knife?

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Do you carry a knife?

Postby truzoom » Sun Sep 11, 2005 11:01 pm

Sorry that this isn't a MRE-related topic, but just curious.

I personally don't, but I'm thinking about starting to keep my cheap plastic swat-tactical replica on my person from now on. Not really for defense, but it seems like a knife has a lot of practical uses, and I sometimes go riding around at night (bicycle), so I figure it may not be bad to have.

My knife sorta looks like this. I might as well get the real thing seeing as how its only ~$40.

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As far as I know, there aren't any laws that prohibit carrying around a folding knife..should I still be concerned?

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Postby GigaBuist » Sun Sep 11, 2005 11:33 pm

Laws depend on your state. Some are pretty strict, some not so much. Mine, Michigan, has limitations on blade length but it's under a section that says its only illegal if you plan on comitting a crime against another with it, or something of that nature. Assault with a little knife, not a big deal apparently, but an assault with anything longer than 3.5" and you're in 5 year felony range.

I carry a knife on me every day. For me it's a 4.5" folder from CRKT.

Its pretty rare for me to need a knife, but some tasks are much easier when you've always got one on your belt. Good habbit to get into, IMHO.

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Postby DIRTYDAVE » Mon Sep 12, 2005 12:05 am

I hate having to carry anything other than a wallet, a very small condensed wallet at that...only two credit cards, checkcard, driver's license and that is it, no photos or any other crap and my keys. So to answer your question, NO, I do not carry a knife. That is what my brother is for! LOL! He is my boss at work, so when I need a knife I call him>>>LOL!
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Postby dermeister025 » Mon Sep 12, 2005 1:47 am

I don't know if there's been a day since before high school that i've left the house without one of my handy pocketknives. They're an incredibly handy device, i use mine more often than i can count! The specific knife varies (i have lots of em!) but it's usually a buck or an old timer.

At work i make plenty of use of my olfa utility knife for everything from opening boxes to cutting the jacket off cables or "modifying" plastic panels and carpeting. Lovely part about that knife is i just get to snap or replace the blade when it gets dull rather than pulling out the whetstone, big time saver!

Out in the bush is where i get serious about my knives, after all my life or someone else's could depend on it. There i generally have my Ka-Bar or Becker Combat/Utility 7. I also favor Mora's for a smaller fixed blade, that laminated swedish steel takes an edge like nothin else!

Now i've made myself sound like a knife nut! But it's probably justified lol. Careful getting me started on guns or flashlights too :wink:
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Postby kyle » Mon Sep 12, 2005 12:16 pm

Since you ask,Leatherman on my belt,Browning three blade in my pocket,switchblade in my boot.Everyday!
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Postby truzoom » Mon Sep 12, 2005 1:27 pm

kyle wrote:Since you ask,Leatherman on my belt,Browning three blade in my pocket,switchblade in my boot.Everyday!


Yikes, I hope you don't have to go through a metal detector as part of your daily routine!

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Postby kman » Mon Sep 12, 2005 7:36 pm

I carry a little Victorinox Swiss Army knife in my pocket every day - one of these:

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I'm always wanting something with a bigger knife blade (like truzoom posted) but this little bugger I carry around has always been so darned handy - a knife to cut, a file/screwdrive blade that has taken apart and repaired countless things, some tweezers, and a toothpick.

I just had my last one confiscated in the Las Vegas airport (it made it through Charlotte and San Jose but the screener in LV spotted it in my carry-on right away). So I picked up a new one at Wal-mart tonight ($9) and I'm back in business!

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Postby truzoom » Mon Sep 12, 2005 9:04 pm

kman, are they supposed to mail it back to you? sounds like a load of poo if they can confiscate the most harmless things.

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Postby kman » Mon Sep 12, 2005 9:15 pm

No, they aren't going to mail it back to me. The guy said they ship all the confiscated stuff back to the federal government and who knows what they do with it. I suppose they dump it all out on a big warehouse floor and invite the press in and to take pictures while they pat themselves on their backs for how they've once again saved society from the threat of my 1" pocket knife.

The guy did give me the option of going back out of security and doing whatever I wanted with it - I could mail it back home, leave it with a friend, etc. But it was only $9 so I wasn't too worried.

Between their confiscating of tweezers and strip searching old ladies and three year olds (I saw all this on this one trip), I feel a whole lot safer flying.

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Postby DIRTYDAVE » Mon Sep 12, 2005 10:18 pm

kman wrote:I carry a little Victorinox Swiss Army knife in my pocket every day - one of these:

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kman, that is a load of crap. This is the pic of the knife that was confiscated by the airport security that you tried carrying on.... :shock: You all may recognize this is the infamous Gurka knife, more like a machete, that the Gurkas used with great skill for beheadings, etc, in Vietnam. Shame Shame Shame kman... :twisted:

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