Support BladeForums! Paid memberships don't see ads! hi all, I'm planning a two week camping/backpacking trip next May in the Olympic National Forest and possibly Mt Rainier. I've read a lot about Washingtons knife laws, and it appears I can legally open carry anything but if someone becomes triggered by seeing a knife being open carried in a sheath, they could call police and I could potentially get hit with some kindof menacing charge. "It is also illegal to carry or display a dagger, sword, knife, or other cutting or stabbing instrument in a manner or under circumstances that would cause alarm or show an intent to intimidate another. In 1994, in State v. Spencer, the Supreme Court of Washington held that there must be a sufficient basis for the alarm, such that a reasonable person would be alarmed. Also in 1994, the Court held, in State v. Byrd, that because the display of a weapon in a manner that caused reasonable fear or alarm could be done without intent, a violation of the statute did not require intent. This means that one does not have to intend to cause alarm or fear in order to be guilty of a crime under the statute." and "It is illegal to conceal carry a dirk, dagger, or other dangerous weapon. It is legal to open carry any type of weapon, so long as it is not carried in a way that may cause others alarm." from https://knifeup.com/washington-knife-laws/ It would be remote/dispersed camping and hiking. Seems a lot of issues with open carry of anything has to do within city limits. The knife I would be carrying would be a TOPS kukuri or a Benchmade Arvensis I don't want to be paranoid, but has anyone had a problem with Washington state when camping and hiking?