Pocket Knives

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  1. RiverDog

    RiverDog Well-Known Member

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    A knife I've been GASsing for, but do not need (sound familiar?), is the CRKT CEO. Pretty cool design, no? It's a pocket katana!

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    msc_ Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    I’ve got the GaS for one of these: Olamic Busker
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    I have always had a thing for knives.
    I used to throw knives and hatchets regularly.
    Been a couple three decades.....

    I used to carry a boot dagger too as I regularly went to some pretty rough places during my work day, often not leaving till after dark in the fall / winter.
    Got scared off it for fear of being on the wrong side of the law.
    the tool pouch I had on me had enough to cover me in a pinch.

    I got the knife GAS now too.
    I just might

    www.amazon.com/Kershaw-Knives-9000857-Starter-Value/dp/B01BAJKA1I
     
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    My dad bought us some Wusthof Classics as a wedding gift, at the time I didn't really think it was a good gift because I could barely cook. However, I've become the chef of the house over the past decade of marriage and they do really make it so much more enjoyable to cook nice meals.

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    This is getting a a bit off-topic, since they're not pocket knives, but I agree that a good kitchen knife is a tool of joy. I've got some good Wüsthof knives, but a few years back I discovered Chinese cleavers (AKA "vegetable cleavers") and I'm a big fan. I could do pretty much everything I need in the kitchen with just two knives: a Chinese cleaver and a paring knife.
     
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    Admittedly, it's been quite some time since I lived in CA but, in most states, the knife length laws are for concealed knives. If you openly carry a knife on your belt, in plain view, there is no restriction on length. I like to carry a fixed blade knife that has a 5" blade. You would not believe the jailhouse lawyers that try to tell me that it is illegal. It's not. At least in most states.
     
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    If you know that you are going to encounter a dog, carry a spray bottle with ammonia. I will guarantee you that it will be more effective and less likely to affect you when you spray.


    Nothing wrong at all with a good ol' Kabar. It's been in more wars than any other knives.
     
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    That is what I carry in the woods.
    My EDC is a Benchmade 4400 Casbah
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    I just bought my daughter a Buck 722
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    The Benchmade is an auto opener,so not legal in most States.
    Both knives are S30V steel blades,and USA made.
     
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  9. guitaro

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    Thanks for the info. I was just reading the state laws and you may be correct. It sounds like you can go up to 3 inch blade for pocketknife and it can't have any auto-opening mechanism but it doesn't say anything about limits on an unconcealed knife. I think a belt knife is probably the way to go because it would be a heck of a lot faster to get out and not have to mess with opening. The main downside is I see quite a few other hikers and it might be taken as a bit extreme, but there are dangers on the trails including those I've already mentioned, and also there are quite a few areas with tagging on the signs, the paved portions of the trails, and even right on the tree trunks so not everyone out there is looking for exercise or a nature lover. And in the very unlikely chance of a bear or mountain lion encounter, I wouldn't love my chances, but I'd like them a lot better with easy access to a 6 inch blade than fiddling in my pocket for a 3 inch one.
     
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    guitaro Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Nice knives. Pretty sure that benchmade is illegal in california. Pocket knives can't open with spring, gravity, flip of the wrist, etc. If they can be opened with one hand it states they have to have resistance and require force by using your thumb.
     
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    I bet it is illegal in CA,what isn't? lol
    Colorado changed their law in 2017 allowing auto openers.

    I live about 15 min from the Spyderco factory.
    I plan on a visit when I get some cash together.
     
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    Weed surprisingly.
     
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    I think that here in Seattle you can have a blade of any length, as long as it is compostable and vegan.
     
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    The unfortunate thing is that some of the jailhouse lawyers you may run into around here are wearing blue polyester, and although ultimately you may be right and they may be wrong, it could cost you quite a bit of time and money to prove it. Saying further might be political.

    Actually, here in NY, our "gravity knife" law did get overturned as unconstitutionally vague, because it basically came down to "if the officer on the scene considers it to be a gravity knife, then it is". There was a case in which a cop took something like five tries to get a knife to open, and upon finally managing it, he proudly proclaimed, "Aha! An illegal gravity knife!" but the court, sensibly enough, said that the standard of what was or wasn't a gravity knife could not depend on the dexterity or lack thereof of a random cop, so the statute got tossed.
     
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