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Les Stroud SK Mountain Ultimate Survival Knife Review

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by Randw My recent gift/purchase of a Les Stroud SK Mountain, Ultimate Survival Knife by Camillus, gave me an opportunity to do a review on a product that at first glance seems rather contrived and panders to the “Survival/Prepper community” by its very design and nature.  These types of fluff/specialty items usually leave me feeling exploited and preyed upon by …

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Tennessee Knife Laws – A Guide for Knife Carriers

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If you are an outdoor enthusiast and/or works in a trade requiring the cutting of hard objects, you should learn about the laws governing knife ownership in the State of Tennessee. Like many other states, knife statutes in The Volunteer State remain vague enough to require interpretation by state courts. Unfortunately, the Tennessee court system has dragged its legal feet …

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What’s The Best Multi-Tool to Buy For EDC

In Knives and Related Topics by Jesse Mathewson7 Comments

When it comes to multi-tools there are dozens, hundreds of available choices. The best part is, they can all be very useful for a variety of reasons and in a variety of situations. However, for survival, prepping and or simply having, is there one that can work as the go-to, all around best approach? Rome had pocket multi-tools, however, modern …

State Knife Laws

I’ve been working diligently for weeks on producing pages with up to date knife laws for every U.S. State – below are the ones that I have so far. I will try to keep these up to date for each new year when new laws are enacted, however, keep in mind that I’m not your lawyer. Well, I’m not even …

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Colorado Knife Laws – A Guide for Knife Carriers

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Colorado conjures images of the Rocky Mountains, snow-capped ski slopes and wide-open space. Colorado is not the most restrictive state in terms of knife laws, but it is certainly not the most relaxed either. As a state that falls in the middle of being knife friendly and knife-restrictive, it is important to understand which knives are legal to own and …

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Maryland Knife Laws – A Guide for Knife Carriers

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Maryland’s knife laws have been under scrutiny lately. The Chesapeake State is not only in close proximity to the Washington, D.C., but it is the home to one of the most violent cities in America, Baltimore, which reported 98.6 violent crimes per 10,000 residents in 2018.[i] However, it is not just a surge in violent crimes that have brought Maryland’s …

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California Knife Laws – A Guide for Knife Carriers

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Knives laws in the Golden State are not as complicated as they initially seem. California is a big state and there is no state law preemption. Surprisingly, however, California is relatively relaxed in terms of ownership.  Broadly speaking, carrying knives whether open or concealed is legal in California. However, it is illegal to own many knives which are detailed below. …

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New York Knife Laws – A Guide for Knife Carriers

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Just like life in New York, with its skyscrapers, crowds and around-the-clock access to almost anything imaginable, knife laws in the Empire State are relatively confusing.  New York, like many states, outlaws ownership of knives that are adapted for use as a weapon. Additionally, ballistic knives, metal knuckle knives, cane swords, and throwing stars are also illegal to own. Much …

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Hawaii Knife Laws – A Guide for Knife Carriers

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Hawaii is one of the top tourist destinations in the world. The Aloha State is known for many things, including blue waters, volcanoes, and hibiscus flowers. As a tourist haven, one can expect that Hawaii would not be the most knife-friendly. However, open carry is legal in Hawaii. Additionally, there are relatively few restrictions on knife ownership compared to other …

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New Hampshire Knife Laws – A Guide for Knife Carriers

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New Hampshire is one of the original thirteen colonies. Only three years after the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth, the first settlers inhabited present-day Portsmouth. When New Hampshire adopted its own constitution in January of 1776, that founding history of leadership and independence was underscored. While the state motto of “Live Free or Die” was not officially adopted until 1945, it …