Got a nice knife? Let's see it.

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by Sniper X, Dec 22, 2008.

  1. Sniper X

    Sniper X De Oppresso Liber

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    Not kidding here, but isn't it a felony to carry a knife in Cali? I heard they even made that a conceiled weapon arrest.
  2. McNeal

    McNeal Long timer

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    I just recently found out that it's illegal to carry any knife concealed in Boulder County, Colorado. Elsewhere in Colorado the law allows one to carry a knife that's less then 3.5". The knife laws in Colorado are more confusing than the gun laws.
  3. Sniper X

    Sniper X De Oppresso Liber

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    That is so weird. I remember reading the knife laws here in NM which AREN'T enforced unless you are a gang banger, and thinking they were also more severe than the gun laws. I seem to remember you were still guilty of carrying a concealed weapon if it was a knife if you HAD a CCW for a gun! "Hey sir, you are under arrest for that knife. Your gun is OK but that knife is dangerous!"
  4. lochridge

    lochridge Been here awhile

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    this was what i was told on the subject:
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    Summary of Cal carry laws:

    A fixed blade must be worn openly on the waist, no concealment. No length restrictions by the state, local laws may regulate length. Neck knives aren't specifically illegal, but since they're not carried on the waist, can at least get you into an interesting conversation with an LEO. Pocket carry Barkies, with those nice pocket carry sheaths from KSF, are illegal - they have to be carried in the open.

    Folding knives have no size or concealment restrictions, so long as they are not carried in an opened configuration. Locking folders are fine - just don't carry locked open and concealed (duh!), which technically makes it a fixed blade in the eyes of the law. Local regs may restrict further.

    "Daggers" and switchblades are generally illegal (exception for very small switchblades). "Assisted" folders are a grey area, and tend to be lumped with switchblades by most LEOs.
  5. tslewisz

    tslewisz Long timer

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    Holy CRAP! You don't have a knife? Want me to FedEx you a SAK?!
  6. lochridge

    lochridge Been here awhile

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    nope, but i am also not there yet.
    this trip is a little way away. i am just trying to get my ducks in a row.
  7. Norsman

    Norsman ...a GSophile

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    Look at survive knives, blind horse knives, ESEE.
  8. Dirtysouth

    Dirtysouth Stud fee waived for noobs

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    Esee is the brand I recommend the most, but Tops has a new knife that was designed by one of Esee's survival instructor, that I will be picking up at some point. It's called the C.U.B.

    For something in your price range that is more along the lines of a semi-custom, I would go with Blindhorse Knives. They're less tactical or utilty, and more toward woodscraft or hunting.
  9. Jayrod1318

    Jayrod1318 Poster

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    Thanks for the blind horse recommend, I really like what I'm seeing there.
  10. DirtyOldMan

    DirtyOldMan Long timer

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    Indeed. The man can absolutely explain stuff well. :clap
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    Jayrod1318 Poster

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  12. PS-RagE

    PS-RagE Been here awhile

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    New knife pic! What could it be?


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    5" 29 Knives weehawk with carbon fibre inlay:

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    Honestly, I have lots of other knives but always seem to photograph the balis. :D
  13. ct-ktm

    ct-ktm Long timer

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    Cool throwing knives..
  14. Juanjo_NY

    Juanjo_NY Made in Argentina

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    my two favorite knifes. [​IMG]

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  15. mrmurph

    mrmurph Been here awhile

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    Those 29s are gorgeous ! and SPENDY !

  16. Roadracer_Al

    Roadracer_Al louder, louder, louder!

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    That "Knife of Alaska" is a nice-looking piece.

    I was in Alaska & Western Canada recently, and saw a number of knife shops, but they mostly carried either collector-quality (i.e. fossil mammoth ivory handles, etc) or nasty tourist-quality town-branded junk. I didn't find any user-grade work.

    I did see a nicely built user-grade Scandanavian-style knife in a hardware store, but I'm not a huge fan of that style.

    Too bad. I'd have enjoyed bringing home a useful trophy from that trip. I think I've already lost my only other souvenir -- a ball cap.
  17. PS-RagE

    PS-RagE Been here awhile

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  18. GP640

    GP640 Long timer

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    So, I've noticed the location of the owner of the Balisongs and I gotta ask,
    How did you manage to come by them? I always had them on my can't order/sell list
    when I managed a cutlery shop.
  19. ivantheterrible

    ivantheterrible Been here awhile

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    i have a time sensitive question that I'm hoping y'all knife known folks can help me with. What's a good child's knife? my son is 8 and attending a camp that encourages the campers to bring knives. they need to either be fixed blade or locking, so the obvious swiss army or boy scout knife is out, unless they make a model that I'm not aware of. any help will be appreciated.
  20. Smithy

    Smithy Avoiding the Skid-Demon

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    Get him a Mora. Cheap, solid gear, no problem if he loses it, and it will punch above its weight as he grows into it.

    My buddy John sells 'em... http://www.survivalresources.com/store/product.php?productid=16294&page=1