Category: Knives and Related Topics

Maryland knife laws

Maryland Knife Laws: A Simple Cheat Sheet With All You Need To Know

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 Simple Cheat Sheet With All You Need To Know

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...

California knife laws

California Knife Laws: A Simple Cheat Sheet With All You Need To Know

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...

Indiana knife laws

Indiana Knife Laws: A Simple Cheat Sheet With All You Need To Know

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 Simple Cheat Sheet With All You Need To Know

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...

Hawaii knife laws

Hawaii Knife Laws: A Simple Cheat Sheet With All You Need To Know

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...

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New Hampshire Knife Laws: A Simple Cheat Sheet With All You Need To Know

New Hampshire is one of the original thirteen colonies. Only three years after the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth, the first settlers inhabited present-day Portsmouth. When New Hampshire adopted its own constitution in January of 1776, that founding history of leadership and independence was underscored. While the state motto of “Live Free or Die” was not officially adopted until 1945, it is arguably the most well-known state motto and undoubtedly rings true – particularly as it...

Oregon knife laws

Oregon Knife Laws: A Simple Cheat Sheet With All You Need To Know

While Oregon doesn’t top the list as the most knife-friendly state, it is certainly less restrictive than most. The difference between Oregon’s knife laws and most other states is that Oregon relies on court decisions, rather in codified statutes. This information is not as readily available and consequently many find Oregon’s knife laws confusing. [ Note: Out of all of the pocket knives available on Amazon.com this one is my favorite everyday carry knife – click here...

the best survival knife in the world

Best Survival Knife for Under $100

Best, this word always brings to mind the 80’s ninjitsu and various karate/TKD/dance kick-boxing martial arts superstars. Best is at subjective and a useless measurement of anything. This said, I and many others, have done enough recorded testing to be able to give you a short list of good survival knives. In fact, I believe quite strongly that as long as you do not want a knife that can be an axe, pry bar, fighting...

CRKT Folding Knives – Kommer Free Range Folding Knife Review

CRKT Folding Knives – Kommer Free Range Folding Knife Review

From the many manuals I have collected over the years, a truly solid hunting knife/ skinning knife is many things. Here are a few quotes from some of my favorites. “Use a knife with a blade at least four inches long, a guard, and a large handle. A small knife can turn sideways in your hand when it hits bone. A butcher’s skinning knife is ideal.” “A sharp knife will actually reduce bad cuts and...

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Morakniv Companion Review – It’s A Great Knife For A Great Price!

Choosing a knife for purposes of survival, bushcrafting or simple camping is a bit of a chore. The Morakniv Companion is an amazing choice regardless of your location on this ball of dirt and water which we live. It comes in stainless steel and carbon steel versions, this review and article are using the carbon steel version! (Disclaimer, I do use the HD (heavy-duty) models as well, and the Craft-line models, this is simply one of a line of...

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Best Folding Knives For Self-Defense

Using a knife for self-defense is difficult at best and deadly to the wielder in the worse case. Training is essential, and not your friendly TKO/Americanized karate instructor either. I firmly recommend if you decide to carry a knife for self-defense get training from someone who has experience using one. Personally, the recommendation for bladed defense will always be the same until something truly better is invented. Escrima, Arnis or Kali are hands down the...