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Open Carry of a Fixed Blade?

Discussion in 'Knives & Other Discussion' started by The Somnambulist, Oct 26, 2010.

  1. The Somnambulist

    The Somnambulist Portland Member

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    Just wondering if this is legal in Oregon. I've been thinking about open-carrying just to piss off the sensitive types.
     
  2. Dr.Z

    Dr.Z Vancouver/Metro Member

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    Why would you want to "just piss off" people? Sounds like an idiotic reason to OC a Knife to me, if you don't mind me saying so.
    :nuts::thumbdown:
    Are you looking for a fight, or???
     
  3. WhyteCheddar

    WhyteCheddar East of Moscow by the Willamette Well-Known Member

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    Read ORS 166.240
    Your best bet is going straight to the source.
     
  4. fromotoc

    fromotoc Downtown Portland, OR Member

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    If you're going for shock value then carry a sword.
     
  5. The Somnambulist

    The Somnambulist Portland Member

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    Not looking for a fight, It would just be nice to assert that right.

    It probably wouldn't be feasible with my lifestyle anyway (work dress code, etc) I was just wondering more than anything.
     
  6. The Somnambulist

    The Somnambulist Portland Member

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    Thanks, ORS 166.240 only restricts concealed carry. Looks like it is legal as long as there is no intent to use it in an unlawful manner, according to 166.220
     
  7. wolfwistle

    wolfwistle lebanon Member

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    How many times do you use a knife compaired to how many times you use a handgun?Alot of us "NWFA" feel it's are right to open carry handgun .How could we be against open carrying knife .
     
  8. C&H

    C&H SW Portland Member

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    I'm against stupidity.
    Doing something specifically to provoke someone else, with a weapon involved? STUPID. Does anyone disagree?
    Backpedaling later and making it seem to be about asserting a right is bogus, because the opening question was about whether the right existed - but at least it shows some recognition of the problem.
     
  9. Martini_Up

    Martini_Up NW USA Well-Known Member

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    when it's done just to piss off the sensitive types...
     
  10. wwkii

    wwkii gilchrist oregon Active Member

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    i may upset some people with this comment but here it is . i think that tactically speaking open carry is not a good idea . for one you are laying all your cards on the table and taking away the element of surprise . now say you are in a store open carrying and a guy wants to rob it or harm someone but he hasnt pulled a gun yet . he sees yours and either shoots you in the head or forces you to disarm. i know most will say the fight is on but until there is a gun pointed at your head andyou are about to die you just dont know what your gonna do for sure . now there are exceptions like living somewhere that dosent allow conceled carry . then that is your only option i would have to open carry. but just to do it out of shock value is a really stupid idea . for another do you really like talking to the cops because some liberal dogooder calls them on you thinking there is a crime about to happen . i understand our rights but if you want to be tactical then i say hide your gun till you need it then show it to them. oh i forgot to talk about the open carrying of a large fixed blade knife . i dont see the point unless your hunting or want to look like a felon that cant carry a gun concealed or open
     
  11. lfromsalem

    lfromsalem Salem, OR Member

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    I think we are talkin knifes.

    To the OP, if you want to open carry a knife, do it. I for one still see knifes as more tool than weapon.
     
  12. spengo

    spengo GLORIOUS CASCADIA Active Member

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    My folder is sort of open carried, the clip and top of the knife are clearly visible outside my pocket. I don't know if I'd open carry just to piss people off but considering how vague the definition of "dirk or dagger" is I can understand why some people who want to carry fixed blades would choose to open carry.

    0/10 You should troll harder next time.
     
  13. wwkii

    wwkii gilchrist oregon Active Member

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    what is that suposed to mean
     
  14. claypigeon

    claypigeon Salem Member

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    :thumbup:
     
  15. SVT-ROY

    SVT-ROY Tigard Resident Beretta guru

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    I open carry my s

    og seal, or seal pup elite often.
     
  16. Skang

    Skang WA Well-Known Member

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    I don't know about open carry.

    "Hey!" "Look at me!" "I carry Knife on me!" "Don't Screw with me!" "I am BadAss" lol
     
  17. parallax

    parallax eugene, or-gun Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Hey ,if your gonna do it go big or go home.
    How about 2 samauri swords in an X pattern strapped to your back.
    that outta piss alot of people off.. Heeeeeeee:thumbup:
     
  18. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    Sounds like someone just got out of Junior high to me
     
  19. Will_Power

    Will_Power OR via OK Active Member

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    I don't really care what you guys think, cuz I got my real deal EDC riiiiight he-yaahh:

    highlander.jpg

    There can be only one!
     
  20. silentslammer

    silentslammer east oregun Member

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    Forgive my ignorance of laws that should have never been, but can a citizen in Oregon carry a knife concealed with or without some sort of permit? I have a concealed handgun permit but as I gather doesnt cover anything but a handgun. I was wondering if theres any way I can carry my 3.5" Heckler and koch switchblade in my front pocket or does it have to be open and displayed? Does Oregon have a general conceal weapon permit that allows other weapons concealed? I always carry a small 2" blade on my key chain and to tell the truth I dont know if thats legal:laugh:. Is there a limit of length? This is so silly having to ask about a piece of sharpened steel and whether or not I can carry it:laugh:. I can carry a pocket rocket(Glock) on my waist, but not sure about a simple knife? :laugh: Such inconsistancy of the law prioritizing the lethalness of weapons.School me, please. Thanks