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Knives for edc

Discussion in 'Defensive Carry & Self Defense' started by thefrontsight, Jun 21, 2016.

  1. thefrontsight

    thefrontsight Clark county washington Member

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    What are you carrying for knives? Does anyone carry a fixed blade?
     
  2. AndyinEverson

    AndyinEverson Everson, Wa. Well-Known Member

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    I will carry a fixed blade every once in a while.
    Here are some of my EDC's.
    None of the four pictured are fancy , but all are sharp and useful
    from the bottom up:
    Case two blade trapper with carbon steel blades.
    Camillus "Demo knife" , that followed me home from the army. ( stainless )
    Camillus TL-29 model , carbon steel.
    And the top knife is a custom made one . Carbon steel with a overall length of 7 inches and a 3 inch blade.
    Andy
     
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  3. etrain16

    etrain16 Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    No fixed blades. I carry a Benchmade Mini Griptilian and a Leatherman Juice S2
     
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  4. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    My knife(s)..... partially serrated and sharp, VERY sharp. ;)
     
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  5. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    I mostly carry a Mora fixed blade that I get the blanks on Amazon and make handles for.
    Nobody cares what folks carry around here,fixed or length doesn't matter.
     
  6. thefrontsight

    thefrontsight Clark county washington Member

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    I'd love to be able to carry a fixed blade but I'm not super familiar with oregon and Washington law about it
     
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  7. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    Perfectly fine as long as everyone can see it
    BUT you have to go city by city for length. Cities can have their own knife laws in WA unlike gun laws being state set
     
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  8. Joe13

    Joe13 NW of Vancouver Opinionated & Blunt Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    If you EVER go into Vancouver City proper - NO fixed blades of any size period!

    That's why I carry a 3.25" folder. Every city I can find in the area it will be legal.

    Vancouver allows fixed blades in tool boxes or with hunting gear on your way to the boonies etc but that's about it.
     
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  9. AndyinEverson

    AndyinEverson Everson, Wa. Well-Known Member

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    City by city or at the Officer's discretion. All of which is a really big PITA.
    I am not really into anyone saying what I can carry or how , but Washington could use a "standard" regarding knife carrying laws / rules.
    I have not been hassled by carrying any of my fixed blades either openly or with a shirt or jacket covering most of the scabbard , but maybe I've just been lucky...
    Andy
     
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  10. AndyinEverson

    AndyinEverson Everson, Wa. Well-Known Member

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    Good to know Joe , thanks.
    Andy
     
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  11. Joe13

    Joe13 NW of Vancouver Opinionated & Blunt Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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  12. AndyinEverson

    AndyinEverson Everson, Wa. Well-Known Member

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    Very useful link thanks again Joe.
    Anymore thanks from me and you should get a cape , 'cause you would be super LOL
    Andy
     
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    2506 Seattle Well-Known Member

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    I carry an Uncle Henry 897UH. It's probably older than most of the members here. And sharper.;)
     
  14. Joe13

    Joe13 NW of Vancouver Opinionated & Blunt Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Met a car salesman that recognized my maxpidition bag and was so excited that he went to the back and brought out his bag (I was in the service area for a part). The very first thing he showed me was a 10-12" fixed blade kukuri that was strapped to the back of it.

    I politely asked him to step over to a corner with me (as there were many people there) and let him know that Vancouver City has a corn cob up the wrong hole about fixed blade knives and he may want to verify that and consider an alternative.


    Also my wife still is in disbelief about the fact that I carry a fixed blade around the house and have to switch it out to a folder when we leave the house 'just in case' we end up in Vancouver (the handle and blade length are identical). Although I can carry the same pistol in the house and anywhere I want to drive within 6 hours of my house.
     
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  15. AndyinEverson

    AndyinEverson Everson, Wa. Well-Known Member

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    2506,
    I have one of those.
    My dad really liked a good three bladed stockman pattern pocketknife.
    They always bring back good memories when I see 'em.
    Andy
     
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    AndyinEverson Everson, Wa. Well-Known Member

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    I hear ya Joe ... Some laws don't make a damn bit of sense.
    Andy
     
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    CoastRange57 Western Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I carry a 3 inch folder with a seat belt cutter and glass punch on it, in my left front pocket. I also carry a 2 inch folder in the front belt area.

    I have fixed blade 8 inch knives in sheaths in the left door pockets of both my vehicles, and another one in a rear side pocket in my Explorer. Plus 2 more in back packs. Estate and garage sales are great for getting these.
     
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  18. clearconscience

    clearconscience Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    What are the laws on assisted opening folders?
    I thought they were illegal.
    However I carry one 24/7.
    It's a benchmade drop point half serrated. Getting a little beat up though. I use it for work a lot.
     
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    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    Assisted open knives are restricted to EMT and such in WA.
    Just sayin CC:eek:
    :D
     
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    clearconscience Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Man!
    That's BS!
    I carry a first aid kit and I'm CPR/AED certified?! Does that count?

    Some laws are really stupid.
     
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