This is a discussion on Those Big, Bad, Black Knifes within the Defensive Knives & Other Weapons forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; It will always amuse me, that unconscious, wide-eyed, step back-lean back that everyone does whenever I deploy one of my "big scary" knives (mostly your ...
It will always amuse me, that unconscious, wide-eyed, step back-lean back that everyone does whenever I deploy one of my "big scary" knives (mostly your basic spydercos, endura, delica, etc). I finally got a small Spyderco "Spin" model to take out for mundane tasks in view of others. Nobody has the instinctual need to "get away" from that one yet.
People are funny.
I am kinda surprised there was no "911" call! Next time we want a video clip! LMAO!!!
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Nice. I love it when a woman has a weapon.
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I wear longish shirts to hide my OTB carry gun,and have carried big knives around and even a small Gerber machete a few times.The best thing to do is have a small folder clipped in your pocket so you dont hand someone that big ass knife,and they see your gun.
I carry this small knife for this reason. Everyone freaks if I use my Strider GB in public.
Your story reminds me of this year's block party. My 14 yo daughter comes up to me and asks me for my knife as someone needed to cut open some food packages. I handed her my ZT350 and she walked over to the table and flicked it open like a pro and handed it, handle first, to one of the neighborhood moms. You should have seen her face! Priceless!
I can only imagine what a kind of responses a glimpse of your 1911 would have elicited from the group.
2923.12 Carrying concealed weapons.
(A) No person shall knowingly carry or have, concealed on the person’s person or concealed ready at hand, any of the following:
(1) A deadly weapon other than a handgun;
(2) A handgun other than a dangerous ordnance;
(3) A dangerous ordnance.
I would never try this in the city,but i like to head into my hometown of Ellijay for the Apple Festival.I feel like im in the country again (compared to Atlanta),and i open carry a fixed knife bigger than 6".Cops have seen it and not said anything.
I have heard of an incident at a dinner for a certain organization that shall remain nameless. Someone happened to have need of a knife and announced it from the speakers podium. I am told it sounded like the tap dancers from "Riverdance" as all the auto and assist opening knives were brought out. Caused a good laugh for all.
I guess most of us have a story. I think the best is from the jewelery store. I had just bought a watch and the girl was trying to cut the price tag off for me. She was using really inventive tools like a pair of pliers, small screwdriver and finally a letter opener. I asked if she wanted me to cut it for her and she said sure. As she was engrossed in her continued efforts, I pulled out my CRKT M16 and opened it. I used two hands but it still makes a solid thunk, she never noticed. Then I said 'Here, I'll get it' she looked up and saw the knife. I wish I would have had video on. She froze, eyes as big as saucers and even started to shake.
Well it only took a second to cut the string and the knife was back in my pocket by the time she had taken her next breath. I leaned over to my wife and whispered "Better not show her the new gun". We were friends with the owners family so there really was no issue. We all got a giggle our of her reaction.
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(A) “Deadly weapon” means any instrument, device, or thing capable of inflicting death, and designed or specially adapted for use as a weapon, or possessed, carried, or used as a weapon.
I hear you on the interpretation issue. I don't want to be a test case, but if you look at the ORC definition of a "deadly weapon" it seems to be dependent on the intent of the user.
I understand that we are operating in a gray area, but unless I attack someone with it, my TDI is no more a weapon than a box cutter. In fact a box cutter recently led to the deaths of thousands of people, but I bet a Ka-Bar TDI has never been used in the commission of a crime. I use mine every day to open packages, cut string, and fix various things.
I understand, and respect, your interpretation of the relevant parts of the ORC, but I will continue to carry my Ka-Bar daily with the belief that I am doing so in full compliance with Ohio law.
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