First I don't live in California (just read the whole BS on outlawing non-magnetic knives) What I'm looking for is a folder that won't tweak metal detectors. The whole issue of non magnetic/ metallic knives mystifies me, so I don't know where to start or what to look for. I feel that I must justify to you my reasons for wanting one, just so you don't think I'm trying to sneak one on a plane, courtroom etc. I'm not stupid I don't feel like spending a major part of my life in jail.(I hear they don't let you take your knife collection to jail with you!!) I live in a Canadian city which has a major University and College, Therefore alot of crazy drunk kids in bars at night. Over the past few months some of these kids have been pulling knives on each other (some kid got his throat slit in a fight for a cab!) Only about 3 incidents but enough that it is percieved as a crime wave of stabbings (love the media spin on it!)I work in bars on a regular basis as a live sound technician and frequent these bars on a regular social basis, meeting bands, club owners etc, trying to get more work. I am also a knife nut. Never without my Benchmade striker or Boker top lock or my my Leatherman. Well most of these bars in town, in reaction to media accusations, have started equipping the doorstaff with hand held metal detectors! See my delema. When I'm working I require a good knife for cutting cable, tape, etc. When I'm not working I'd still like one "just in case" Cause guaranteed it will be some drunk teenage idiot that knows the doorstaff and gets a knife in the bar. Now we are not talking high tech metal detectors or highly trained staff using them. Most of these guys just wave the detector at your chest and legs!? And they are not very sensitve detectors, they don't pick up pocket change, lighters, keys etc. Okay this is getting pretty long winded. If you know of a knife that will suit my situation (under $175) or if you can give me some info on the whole non magnetic deal, that would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for your time.