Category: Knives and Related Topics

Here you will find articles on knives, and other bladed tools and techniques for their use and well as state knife laws that all knife owners need to know.

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Testing The Cheapest Pocketknife on Amazon ($5.94)

If you have been reading this blog for a while then you know that I like a bargain, well, that and the fact that I wanted to do a review for you all of the cheapest priced assisted opening pocket knife that I could find on Amazon. So I went into Amazon.com and did a search for “pocket knives” and then sorted the results by price… lowest to highest… and then ordered the cheapest pocket...

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Wisconsin Knife Laws – A Guide For Knife Carriers In 2019

Even for a legal expert trained in understanding weapon laws, Wisconsin knife laws are often difficult to understand. The primary reason for the confusion stems from the ambiguous wording of statutes that lead to protracted legal battles inside civil and criminal courts. Legislative leaders in Wisconsin have made an effort to clear up the ambiguous language by passing laws defining the meaning of a number of knives, as well as clarify the intent of unclear...

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Missouri Knife Laws – A Guide For Knife Carriers in 2019

As one of the leaders in preserving constitutionally guaranteed rights, the Show-Me State not only recognizes the right of residents and visitors to bear arms, but the state also preserves the rights of residents and citizens to own and bear all types of knives. The Missouri Constitution closely resembles the language written into the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution. 23. Right to keep and bear arms-exception “That the right of every citizen to...

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Illinois Knife Laws – A Guide for Knife Carriers in 2019

You probably have heard about the ratcheting up of violence on the streets of Chicago. The nightly news has covered the stories of street violence (mostly gang related) extensively, as well as nationally recognized publications such as USA Today and the Wall Street Journal. Has the publicity coincided with a push for more weapon control legislation by the Illinois legislature? The answer is no, which is good news for outdoor recreational enthusiasts that use a...

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Michigan Knife Laws – A Guide for Knife Carriers in 2019

Knife laws in Michigan can create confusion, as an urban area such as Detroit and Lansing pass statutes that are much more restrictive than the knife laws passed at the state level. The major cities in Michigan have followed the legal lead set by San Francisco and New York City. However, Michigan knife laws typically protect the right of citizens to bear arms, as clearly written into the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution....

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Les Stroud SK Mountain Ultimate Survival Knife Review

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 the “Sax Fifth Ave” types who come up with various marketing tools to separate us...

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Tennessee Knife Laws – A Guide for Knife Carriers in 2019

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. [ Note: Out of all of the pocket knives available on Amazon.com this one is my favorite everyday carry knife – click here to see what it is on Amazon.com. I love this knife! It’s built like a tank and holds an edge better than any...

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

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 times the trend really started with the Victorinox and Wenger tools as far back as...

State Knife Laws

State Knife Laws

I’ve been working diligently for months 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 a lawyer at all, so before relying on this information also consult with a real lawyer or...

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Colorado Knife Laws – A Guide for Knife Carriers in 2019

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 carry, whether open or concealed. [ Note: Out of all of the pocket knives available on...

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Maryland Knife Laws – A Guide for Knife Carriers in 2019

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 knife laws back into focus. It is the prohibition on the possession of switchblade knives,...

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Knife Laws in Maine – A Guide for Knife Carriers in 2019

Maine has some of the most picturesque landscapes in the United States. It only makes sense that the state most known for lobster would allow permit possession of most types of knives. Indeed, it is legal to own all types of knives in the Pine Tree State including switchblades and automatic knives. [ Note: Out of all of the pocket knives available on Amazon.com this one is my favorite everyday carry knife – click here...

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California Knife Laws – A Guide for Knife Carriers in 2019

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. [ Note: Out of all of the pocket knives available on Amazon.com this one is my favorite everyday carry knife – click here to see what it is on...

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Indiana Knife Laws – A Guide for Knife Carriers in 2019

It is not surprising that Indiana is touted as one of the best states for knife enthusiasts to live. Unlike most states, switchblades are legal to own and carry in the Hoosier State. However, like many states, Indiana recently overturned a knife ban that began in the 1950s. The historic ban on switchblades arguably began in 1954 when Representative James Delaney of New York authored the first bill submitted to Congress banning the sale of...

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New York State Knife Laws – A Guide for Knife Carriers in 2019

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 discussion about knives in New York revolves around switchblades and the distinction between a folding...

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Hawaii Knife Laws – A Guide for Knife Carriers in 2019

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 mainland states. As an example, one cannot own balisongs, butterfly knives or switchblades – a...