- Nov 14, 2011
Those in the know please advise. What are the current restrictions on fixed blades and folders, blade length, opening mechanisms, carry options. Thank You for the education...
It should be the law here that all campervans have toilets, because Kiwis are really sick of
Seems like you are a man of good common sense. I do the same thing. I carry a 4" folder on a daily basis, completely concealed in the right front pocket of my trousers. My choice is the Cold Steel "Voyager". I live in Massachusetts, which has strict laws against carrying anything that can be considered to be a weapon. I have carried 4" folders concealed since I was 17 years of age. I am almost 53 years old now and never had a problem with police concerning this. Concealed means concealed. The less police see, the better. Best wishes to you!I always have at least one, usually 2 folding knives on me, often an AO. I find the thing is to not be giving a uniform the reason to be asking why your carrying a knife.
I have black pocket clips and deep carry clips that help keep my EDC'ers inconspicuous.
I usually have a very sharp folder in a zipped vest pocket, along with a few business cards for knife sharpening as I do this for people with my Wicked Edge. My 'reason' for having that sharp knife in my pocket is as an example of my work. All true.
As to whether thats a 'legitimate' reason, well, that can go any way they want it to.
It's easy to say, 'oh thats my work knife officer', because it is, but if it's my Barrage 581 I can see the officer getting all excited. 'Cos he just doesn't understand what is and isn't a 'flick knife'.
It's about being inconspicuous and sensible, about playing the odds. I dont walk around with an Extra Large Espada sticking out of my pocket even though the knife is perfectly legal. It attracts attention and just looks like something that would excite the local constabulary.
'Why are you carrying this pirates pocket sword then sonny?"
"That's my paua knife officer, I was going diving this arvo". Yeh, right.
Having said all that, I live in small town rural NZ, so it's a bit easier for me than city dwellers.
I brought a huntsman from there and it didn't get confiscated. https://au.elementalknives.com/products/huntsman-randomized-hyper-beast?variant=29957928257Could I Import a m9 bayonet from USA, And not get it confiscated by customs? It's from here https://au.elementalknives.com/collections/m9-bayonet/products/m9-lore?variant=28460583553