Junior avatar courtesy of dialexSequimite wrote:I use knives. I collect experiences.
I'm an admirer of Spyderco's designs. Using them is like immersing yourself in music or studying a painting in a museum. I buy some "fine" art but my preference is for usable art.
Sadly, no. My Kopa spydie-drops better than my Native, because of the extra mass in the liners and the smoothness of the action. But it looks less threatening (http://spyderco.com/forums/showthread.php?t=26507). Of course, if security at a baseball game wants to seize it, I'm not going into the Stadium. :-)bh49 wrote:I think you will be safe with Kopa.
I have been thinking along the same lines. If you could get a light handle on a heavy blade (I'm thinking FRN, no liners), it might not spyder-drop--with sufficient tuning.Sleeping Robot wrote:Something with a light body and a small blade would be similar.
dmrllgr wrote:Some have suggested fixed blade knives, and I believe those should not be considered. Knife laws often do not make sense, and locally I could get in more trouble for carrying a fixed blade with a two inch blade compared to a three inch folding knife.
Dr. Snubnose wrote:[/B]
Don't know where you live dmrllgr...but fixed blades are very legal in some jurisdictions....some have no blade lenght restrictions either....
I think you really need to check your local laws on knife carry and possesion before you take anyone's advice...every state is different and you should make yourself aware of what the law is...Doc
Zatx.... You need to get out more....a Fixed blade doesn't have to be hanging down along the seams of your pants to be carried...there are many concealment type methods...and fixed blades come in all shapes and sizes....Once again I repeat check your state and local laws before taking anyone's advice. BTW Sheeple will run in fear of everything....the fact is if you have a need to draw a knife in Self Defense...the sheeple will be long gone....DocZatx wrote:Laws or not, walking around on the street with a fixed blade strapped to you draws attention in just about any town. Sheeple will run in fear.The only place I've not seen it get a second glance was in the middle of nowhere in Montana where everyone considers a blade a tool, and not a weapon.
dmrllgr wrote:The fact is he was looking for a knife that would be legal in almost any jurisdiction. While fixed blades may be legal in some jurisdictions, they are not legal in all jurisdictions. As far as my example, it holds true in Missouri.
Umm... a butterknife??? I'm all for charging an attempted rapist for anything they can find, but a butter knife?Dr. Snubnose wrote:- "Butterknife used by defendant in burglary and attempted
forcible sodomy was 'dangerous instrument'..." (1993)
Th232: In certain states anything that is used as a weapon by the alleged criminal during the commision of a crime can be considered a dangerous weapon....DocTh232 wrote:Umm... a butterknife??? I'm all for charging an attempted rapist for anything they can find, but a butter knife?
Uh oh... your laws are becoming more like ours!Dr. Snubnose wrote:Th232: In certain states anything that is used as a weapon by the alleged criminal during the commision of a crime can be considered a dangerous weapon....Doc