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Knife carry laws in PA?
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Emoticon;26313 Wrote:
jahwarrior72;26196 Wrote:Well, I've already had a balisong taken from me (Scranton PD), and had to go to court to get it back, so that's one bridge I've already crossed. I also had a lengthy "discussion" with half of the Lackawanna County Sheriff's department about it, when I checked it in before a GAL conference. One bitch was convinced they were banned by federal law, though I think she just wanted to keep it for herself. No way I was letting go of a Benchmade that easily.

Eventually, they thanked me for the info, and let me go on my way, with my knife.

I wouldn't let the PD walk off with one that easy either. Yeah I don't get it, because of TV and movies balisongs and switchblades have become the "assault rifles" of the knife world, even though it's just as easy if not easier to end someone with a fixed blade of equal length. Huh

I agree the laws are almost as stupid as gun laws. I like to carry fixed blades for the exact reason you stated. I have seen someone lose a pinkie when he stabbed his friend and the knife closed. Cut it off just like a pair of garden shears.
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mpan72;26585 Wrote:
Emoticon;26313 Wrote:I wouldn't let the PD walk off with one that easy either. Yeah I don't get it, because of TV and movies balisongs and switchblades have become the "assault rifles" of the knife world, even though it's just as easy if not easier to end someone with a fixed blade of equal length. Huh

I agree the laws are almost as stupid as gun laws. I like to carry fixed blades for the exact reason you stated. I have seen someone lose a pinkie when he stabbed his friend and the knife closed. Cut it off just like a pair of garden shears.
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mpan72;26585 Wrote:
Emoticon;26313 Wrote:I wouldn't let the PD walk off with one that easy either. Yeah I don't get it, because of TV and movies balisongs and switchblades have become the "assault rifles" of the knife world, even though it's just as easy if not easier to end someone with a fixed blade of equal length. Huh

I agree the laws are almost as stupid as gun laws. I like to carry fixed blades for the exact reason you stated. I have seen someone lose a pinkie when he stabbed his friend and the knife closed. Cut it off just like a pair of garden shears.

Heh, I cut myself pretty bad by accident once with my current carry folder because of my own stupid fault in a similar manner. I was waiting for my wife outside a store in a mall cleaning dirt from under my fingernails. When she came out of the store, without looking I folded my assist knife with one hand while talking to her and about to clip it back on to my belt. In folding it, however, about 1/8th" of an inch of my thumb was hanging over the blade well, and since I keep my knife razor sharp after I closed the knife I suddenly noticed blood running down my hand and saw I had just clipped off the last 1/8th inch of my thumb right at the end of my nail perfectly cleanly as if I had put my finger in a cigar cutter. I promptly wrapped my thumb in a napkin I had in my pocket and kept it there until it stopped bleeding, so I didn't leave a blood trail through the mall and scare the sheeple lol. It did bleed like crazy though for about 15 or 20 minutes, but it's all healed and grown back now like it never happened Tongue. Moral of the story, just because you can close your knife one handed doesn't mean you always should lol.
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Also the UK bans all locking blades for some stupid reason, so they are limited to the swiss army style folders that like to collapse and injure the user. I'm sure the number of ER visits requiring stitches went up in the name of their anti-knife public safety law. Just another group of big government people trying to protect others from themselves.
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A proper folder with a good lock won't close on you. I've abused some folders way past what's remotely reasonable and never had one fail.

That being said I've seen plenty of knives fail. Cheap liner locks are a big culprit. If you carry a liner lock take a good hard look at the liner where it meets the blade tang. Thin metal? Good contact with the blade while open, or not?

If you carry a knife you should understand its strengths and weaknesses as well as its limits. A $35 "name brand" knife might look good on paper and work great for cleaning your fingernails or opening mail but what is it really built for?
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So would it be illegal to keep something like a machete or KaBar stored in my truck?
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headcase;26677 Wrote:
mpan72;26585 Wrote:I agree the laws are almost as stupid as gun laws. I like to carry fixed blades for the exact reason you stated. I have seen someone lose a pinkie when he stabbed his friend and the knife closed. Cut it off just like a pair of garden shears.
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Rwb1500;26711 Wrote:A proper folder with a good lock won't close on you. I've abused some folders way past what's remotely reasonable and never had one fail.

That being said I've seen plenty of knives fail. Cheap liner locks are a big culprit. If you carry a liner lock take a good hard look at the liner where it meets the blade tang. Thin metal? Good contact with the blade while open, or not?

If you carry a knife you should understand its strengths and weaknesses as well as its limits. A $35 "name brand" knife might look good on paper and work great for cleaning your fingernails or opening mail but what is it really built for?

It was a small Buck. Not designed for stabbing people. Great for general cutting.Big Grin
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