Budget fixed blade knife under 4" long

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  • General Zod

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    So from the ordinances you posted, it sounds like "If you carry a knife, we'll decide what your intent was and you'll take the fall if we want you to, no matter what the truth is". So here's the question - are you going solo on this trip, or is someone who knows you going as well?

    I ask because I use a cane (bum knee), but the cane I use has a solid brass horse harness hame as the end you hold, and that thing will crush a skull should I ever need it to. One of these would allow you to avoid the danger of being at the whim of the local PD whether you're in violation of the law or not, and give you a good self-defense tool that'll put distance between you and an attacker.

    And if you're traveling solo, it'll avoid someone asking "Since when do you use a cane?"

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    Well, for instance, this place I'm supposed to go for work says:

    Honestly, that's just plain offensive. I'm probably just bringing my multi-tool which I used daily with my cameras and such, but I don't really want that stolen from me by the police, either.

    Seems sooo ridiculous.

    Per the language of the policy, the operative language is dangerous knife, or razor by anyone with the intent, ..., to use it unlawfully against another is not allowed.

    Self defense is or is not your original intent but unless statutorily it is illegal, you’re good.
     
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    Per the language of the policy, the operative language is dangerous knife, or razor by anyone with the intent, ..., to use it unlawfully against another is not allowed.

    Self defense is or is not your original intent but unless statutorily it is illegal, you’re good.

    Yeah, but let's look at that language. "Dangerous knife". I've never seen a knife that didn't have some capacity to be dangerous if misused. And I've had a few that were, in fact, dangerous to use. Gotta watch out for the cheap ones.

    "By anyone with the intent"...which means "intent" will be assigned to you by the DA's office should some sort of incident occur.
     

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    Yeah, but let's look at that language. "Dangerous knife". I've never seen a knife that didn't have some capacity to be dangerous if misused. And I've had a few that were, in fact, dangerous to use. Gotta watch out for the cheap ones.

    "By anyone with the intent"...which means "intent" will be assigned to you by the DA's office should some sort of incident occur.

    The policy is not inclusive of a decision arrived at through due process but defines the criteria by which said objects are determined the be in violation.
     

    Glenn B

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    Well, for instance, this place I'm supposed to go for work says:

    Honestly, that's just plain offensive. I'm probably just bringing my multi-tool which I used daily with my cameras and such, but I don't really want that stolen from me by the police, either.

    Seems sooo ridiculous.
    Your quotes were from the NYPD FAQ on knives in NYC. You might also want to purchase some pepper spray once you get there.

     
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    Kershaw makes one similar to this one. Both are 3-4” blades. I have this old Timer. Great knife.

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    wakosama

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    Your 'criteria' for the fixed blade knife sees vague. But, I have never had a problem with a Mora knife failing any task I needed, and they come in various sizes, and are inexpensive and prevalent enough to be less provocative than most.
     

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    Your 'criteria' for the fixed blade knife sees vague. But, I have never had a problem with a Mora knife failing any task I needed, and they come in various sizes, and are inexpensive and prevalent enough to be less provocative than most.
    I've got a 4" Mora, have looked at finding a 3.5" one, but I was trying to see if I could find something that I would want even more, and that would pass the smell test if something goes wrong.

    My current thought is to just get a second Leatherman since I wouldn't want to lose the one I've carried for 20 years, since I can legitimately say with a clean conscience that as a photographer it is a daily use tool. If I can justify a fixed blade that will conceal well, I may do that as well.
     

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