here in Spain there's lots of knife nuts (just look at the thousands of members of Spanish knife, axe, and edged tool forums, hunting forums, etc. ) but due to our draconian and absurd laws most of us limit the carry, use and show of the blades to personal spaces, outdoor activities...SpyderEdgeForever wrote:That helps explain and clarify this a lot, SpyderScout, thank you.
Regarding France, yeah, infact, a Frenchman who is into knives (loves both their traditionals like Opinels and also Spyderco) told me that in France and Spain and even to a large extent in Italy, in those regions, a lot of local people have knives ingrained as part of their cultural identity, and so the knife will remain a part of them as long as they continue to exist as people, and, in a sense that makes their knife rights protected.
I also agree with you that what should be punished is the bad use or abuse of a knife against people and property, such as a murderer or a vandal, and just owning and carrying a particular knife should not be what is legislated against. Go against the abuse and misuse of the item, the ACTION of the person, NOT the item itself.
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