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PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2016 7:37 pm    Post subject: My State Has Virtually Zero Knife Laws Reply with quote

I'm starting to get into knives, so I thought I would look up Idaho:

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No Knife Ban

Balisong knives are legal.
Switchblades, automatic knives, and other quick release knives are legal.
Bowie knives and other large knives are legal.
Throwing stars and throwing knives are legal.
Stilettos, dirks, and other stabbing knives are legal.
Disguised knives like belt knives, lipstick knives, cane knives, and key knives are legal.
Spring assisted ballistic knives are legal.
Pocket knives of any size are legal.

Age Restrictions on Possession

Need parental consent to possess a bowie or dirk if under 18.
Can not possess a bowie or dirk if under 12 unless your parents are with you.

There is no ban on the possession of any type of knife in Idaho. You can buy and own any knife you want. However, taking it outside of the house is a different situation…

Limits on Carry

It is legal to open carry any knife.
It is illegal to bring any knife (open or concealed) besides a 2.5″ pocket knife to school.
It is illegal to conceal carry any dirk, bowie, or dangerous weapon.
It is illegal to conceal carry a knife, even if you have a permit, when intoxicated.

Is That Switchblade Legal?

Since my Concealed Weapons License covers any dangerous weapon, I'm thinking about getting this: Gerber Covert Auto
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2016 8:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why a gerber and why folding (even if auto)? I would go with Top's, SOG or Spiderco
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2016 8:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SOG wants way too much money. I'm also thinking about Ka-Bar, but that would be fixed blade.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2016 8:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

you pay for the steel thats why. Gerber notoriously use poor steel (7Cr17MoV compared to 1095 High Carbon Steel). it won't retain an edge that well and it will tarnish


REally comes downto what you want it for... My EDC is a Spyderco and my main camping knives are spyderco & TOP's
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2016 8:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That knife uses S30V steel.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2016 8:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Idaho, the perfect state for jokes about bringing a knife to a gunfight in a bar.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2016 8:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a knock off of a buck knife that I'd like to convert to an automatic. I don't think I'd buy one though. I prefer the axis style lock.

Edit: your state has all the best laws.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2016 8:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

McSwartz wrote:
That knife uses S30V steel.

Ahh nice steel, Yer a SOG using CPM steel will be pricy but it will hold its edge and be strong
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2016 10:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Okay, I'll take your positive critique of S30V as a positive for that knife.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2016 10:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

it is, but it is pricy. One of my blades is from CTS-BD1 and it cost a bit but damn I can get a good edge on it (but thats why I take two... one for bulk work and one for prec work)
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2016 11:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do you know what a Gerber Multi-Plier 600 is made out of? All I can find out is that it's stainless steel. Is that even specific?
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2016 5:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I ended up buying an assisted-opening version of this knife.

EDIT: Buggers! The FAST version of this knife uses that type of steel you posted about earlier. The kind that's basically 440A with vanadium added. What a bunch of wankers!
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2016 5:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can whip a balisong around so fast all you see is a blur. In my college years, I had cuts all over my hands from practicing, but I got pretty good at it. I also busted myself in the nuts and the lips practicing with nunchaku. :lol:

Now I opt for simpler things that actually work.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2016 5:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bones McCracker wrote:
Now I opt for simpler things that actually work.


8O

It's probably illegal for me to even read that, well at least sitting here in England.


I think the upper limit on a knife blade for us is three inches.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2016 5:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

John-Boy wrote:
Bones McCracker wrote:
Now I opt for simpler things that actually work.


8O

It's probably illegal for me to even read that, well at least sitting here in England.

I think the upper limit on a knife blade for us is three inches.


3inch, non-lock folding are what is permitted as EDC with minimal questions.
There are types that are outright banned. The rest are if you can justify carrying
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2016 5:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you're really serious about self-defence, you should either be carrying mace or some kind of taser.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2016 6:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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If you're really serious about self-defence, you should either be carrying a Glock or some kind of Smith & Wesson.

Fixed.

Now, Naib, is this knife I've got a piece of garbage that I should get rid of, or is it worth keeping?
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2016 6:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Its not really bad steel, its at least designed for knives (cheap chinese attempt...)... just won't hold an edge as well & well... I wouldn't prize anything with it
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2016 6:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

John-Boy wrote:
Bones McCracker wrote:
Now I opt for simpler things that actually work.


8O

It's probably illegal for me to even read that, well at least sitting here in England.


I think the upper limit on a knife blade for us is three inches.

Karambit style knives (which I believe to be the most lethal knife design in history) are actually pretty small. That photo is something of a close- up, and that blade might not be 3 inches.

Edit: okay that one's a bit large (5 inch blade). It wasn't the close-up I thought it was. The blade on a karambit doesn't need to be more than an inch or two long to do its job.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2016 6:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

McSwartz wrote:
McGeekanot wrote:
If you're really serious about self-defence, you should either be carrying a Glock or some kind of Smith & Wesson.

Fixed.

Now, Naib, is this knife I've got a piece of garbage that I should get rid of, or is it worth keeping?
Nope.

All you'd be ensuring is either getting arrested or being shot dead by the authorities.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2016 7:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bones McCracker wrote:
I can whip a balisong around so fast all you see is a blur. In my college years, I had cuts all over my hands from practicing, but I got pretty good at it. I also busted myself in the nuts and the lips practicing with nunchaku .


Fixed it...
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2016 9:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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All you'd be ensuring is either getting arrested or being shot dead by the authorities.

Hit up one of the bajillion gun threads if you want to discuss this further.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2016 10:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

McSwartz wrote:
McGeekanot wrote:
All you'd be ensuring is either getting arrested or being shot dead by the authorities.

Hit up one of the bajillion gun threads if you want to discuss this further.


Nah, let's discuss this here.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2016 10:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Let's not. Naib has been helpful to me and I don't want to turn him into a debate opponent.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2016 10:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In any discussion, there needs a balance. A voice of rational.

While knives are desirable, especially so if you know how they're made but as practical tools of self-defence, not so much. No, guns aren't better either.
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