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#168303 - 03/01/09 05:03 PM Re: Legality of Ka-Bar knives in canada? [Re: Andrew_S]
scafool Offline
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Kind of like banning sticks and stones?
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#168307 - 03/01/09 05:52 PM Re: Legality of Ka-Bar knives in canada? [Re: scafool]
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Looking back, something still comes to mind...

Even though it is legal to carry, why would one need such a knife in an urban setting.

Here in Texas, if one takes and passes all the requirements for the Semi-Automatic Concealed Handgun License (CHL-SA) you are legal to cary ANYTHING that is legal to own as long as it stays concealed.

Having said that I see no true need to carry an M4 under a long overcoat, just as I seen no true need for my large fixed blade in town.

But that is me applying common sense.
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#168312 - 03/01/09 06:27 PM Re: Legality of Ka-Bar knives in canada? [Re: Desperado]
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Yup Desperado, I'd agree with that. I could understand keeping a big fixed blade knife in the car but actually carrying it on your person seems impractical and overkill.

In an urban setting, a decent folder is totally sufficient about 99% of the time. If you're a craftsman and fix stuff for a living then I could see how a good medium-sized utility fixed blade along the lines of a Mora would make sense. Kept in a toolbox with the rest of your tools I don't think it would cause any trouble at all. But why anyone would need anything bigger or more "tactical" than that is beyond me.

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#168345 - 03/02/09 02:06 AM Re: Legality of Ka-Bar knives in canada? [Re: Chris Kavanaugh]
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Becuase it feels good in the hand and the leather washer grip won't break even if you have to hammer on something with the pommel at -40?

That's just me, though. It is the right knife for Raven, that doesn't mean diddly squat for most folks. :P
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#168357 - 03/02/09 03:50 AM Re: Legality of Ka-Bar knives in canada? [Re: Tom_L]
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Originally Posted By: Tom_L


In an urban setting, a decent folder is totally sufficient about 99% of the time.


Over the years in a wilderness setting I have found that a decent folder is totally sufficient 99% of the time.

I also carry a fixed blade however I cannot recall the last time I used it while out hiking or camping. Many times I have been tempted to leave the fixed blade at home, but it is like insurance, you never need it until you really need it...

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#168373 - 03/02/09 06:12 AM Re: Legality of Ka-Bar knives in canada? [Re: ]
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Hmm, interesting. I've just been thinking about that again on my trek yesterday.

I carry both a folder and a fixed blade outdoors all the time. For my needs, I have never found a folder as good as a decent fixed blade. Especially as far as ergonomics. I do a lot of woodworking and no folder comes close to a Mora when you have to do some serious whittling. A somewhat bigger knife also has enough chopping power to fell small trees and branches for a lean-to. That's something no folder can match.

But I can understand how a "civilized" hiker who sleeps in a tent, cooks on a Coleman stove and never needs to do much woodworking could get away just fine with a strong folder.

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#168378 - 03/02/09 07:52 AM Re: Legality of Ka-Bar knives in canada? [Re: Tom_L]
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I completely agree with you, TomL!!!!
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#168386 - 03/02/09 12:34 PM Re: Legality of Ka-Bar knives in canada? [Re: wildman800]
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+1 Tom.
All of the hunting knives I usually carry are fairly small.
If I am going into the deep greenery I might take an axe, saw, machete or combination of those with me if I intend to stay a while.

I find the "Survival" knives pretty much useless. They are not really big enough for serious chopping and are too big for most other chores. I have also noticed that if they have serrations on the blade they are near the choil, exactly where I don't want them.
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