what knife are you carrying on friday?

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Re: what knife are you carrying on friday?

Postby ELB » Thu Aug 31, 2017 3:03 pm

I moved all my HHG recently, and a lot of things are still unpacked. But if I can find it, I will break out the fixed blade I inherited from my Dad. He brought it back from New Caledonia, where he was stationed for part of the time during WWII. It was made by a local New Caledonian using a GI truck spring for the blade and an antler from some kind of native deer. Also a leather sheath again from local cattle. It's probably close to 12" overall length, and really quite a solid knife. Double edge, symmetrical spear point, looks pretty good especially for having formed the blade by grinding it on a rock!
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Re: what knife are you carrying on friday?

Postby carlson1 » Thu Aug 31, 2017 3:31 pm

My Benchmade 154CM. It is my newest Benchmade and I love it. It is very light.
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Postby bmwrdr » Thu Aug 31, 2017 4:19 pm

Boker Turbine as usually.
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Re: what knife are you carrying on friday?

Postby cmgee67 » Thu Aug 31, 2017 4:28 pm

Same as always. Spyderco delica 4 and Great Eastern cutlery Scout.
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Re: what knife are you carrying on friday?

Postby Beiruty » Thu Aug 31, 2017 7:58 pm

Good now I can stick an AKM-74 bayonet under my tantal at all times
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Re: what knife are you carrying on friday?

Postby LDB415 » Thu Aug 31, 2017 8:21 pm

These, except for the two. Those have certain spots at home where I keep them.
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Re: what knife are you carrying on friday?

Postby imkopaka » Thu Aug 31, 2017 8:22 pm

You know, despite my desire to OC my handgun whenever and wherever I can, I feel no compulsion to carry either of my bayonets, my Ka-Bar, or my sword in public. My Kershaw folding knife is more than enough for use as a tool or last resort weapon, and as Hick's law states: as reaction choices increase, reaction time increases. I wouldn't want to carry a knife that can serve no purpose aside from being a weapon unless I was barred from carrying a gun.

Speaking of which, I haven't been able to look into this law closely yet. I know that I cannot carry a "location restricted knife" anywhere listed in TPC 46.03, but what of 30.06/30.07? Has any concession been made to the anti-gun businesses that would now like to keep out knives as well, or can I carry my bayonet in a 30.06/07 business without legal interference? Because if I HAD to disarm...grumble :grumble grumble...I suppose a BIG OL' knife would be better than going fisticuffs with someone. :boxing
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Re: what knife are you carrying on friday?

Postby C-dub » Thu Aug 31, 2017 8:46 pm

I've not been keeping up with this law. I've had one of these for about 30 years and only use it camping, but haven't thought about carrying it. Will it be legal tomorrow?
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Re: what knife are you carrying on friday?

Postby treadlightly » Thu Aug 31, 2017 9:30 pm

I think I know where I stand but I have never actually researched the legality of my everyday knife. I carry what I carry for primal reasons, not the pretty ballet of courtroom repartee.

My skills are hard to measure, because they are applied against unseen revetments, executed under cloak of defilade feared and misunderstood. My skills are the result of decades of secret indoctrination by mentors in dark colleges where the most gifted pupils have no identity and leave no forensic evidence.

Carry your K-Bar or your katana for defense of the mere physical. Your walks will be safe from dull-witted thugs.

But will you and your bank account be safe from that fat guy, over there where you weren't looking, with the coke-bottle glasses and the overloaded urban backpack, the one with a stick-on tattoo of an eight inch floppy disk reading, "Where no SAN has gone before?"

WIth a multitool and a beat-up laptop I am unstoppable. Save for the fact I do not hack for criminal purposes and I take pains in all my endeavors not to harm anyone, I am that fat apex digital predator nobody notices until it's too late.

This is the Internet. I am a nerd. I carry a Leatherman.

Seriously, it's delightful knife laws are eased. Crime is the problem, not nice metallurgy. I fondly remember the first time I went through a metal detector at the old Robert Mueller Airport in Austin. I pitched my Buck lockback in the little plastic tray, walked through the metal detector, and tucked my knife back in its belt pouch for the flight. No laws or regulations against having it on my person in the plane at that time. Of course, the new State laws can't extend freedom quite that far.

Add pliers and screwdriver bits to a lockback, though, and for me it's an assault weapon. You can't have my Leatherman.

From my cold, dead robotic manipulators, man. That's the only way anyone is getting my multitool.

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Re: what knife are you carrying on friday?

Postby puma guy » Thu Aug 31, 2017 9:47 pm

The same one I carry on Monday. It has a button lock 3-1/2" blade, has a decent size handle with checkered scales and a finger groove. I'm too old to get in a knife fight, but It serves me for utility purposes and would be better than my old Case Barlow if worse came to worse. Of course it's a PUMA.

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Re: what knife are you carrying on friday?

Postby nimravus01 » Thu Aug 31, 2017 10:25 pm

Most are focused on the size of the blade with the passing of the new law, but, don't forget that dirks, daggers, stilettos etc. are now legal. So break out your double edge blades. I see a few pictures above with some dagger types.


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Re: what knife are you carrying on friday?

Postby rentz » Fri Sep 01, 2017 9:05 am

LDB415 wrote:These, except for the two. Those have certain spots at home where I keep them.
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i see someone has a spyderco addiction :tiphat:


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Re: what knife are you carrying on friday?

Postby rentz » Fri Sep 01, 2017 9:08 am

i'm getting a mean hankerin to buy a Bowie knife now....not that i'd ever carry something that big, but knowing i can is good enough

and there have been several OTF opening blades i've really wanted but couldnt get because they were daggers which had been illegal in tx, so now i can get those


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