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Here you will find articles on knives, and other bladed tools and techniques for their use and well as state knife laws that all knife owners need to know.

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

best folding knife for self-defense

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. […]