I've been looking into getting a knife for utility use as well as possible last minute self defense. I work in a studio a lot so cutting crap open and tailoring it is a big deal for me, but I also work all over the Seattle area which isn't exactly warm and cozy at night. I've thought about it, checked some knives out, tried to understand the laws, and I'm still uncertain if the knife I would like to carry would be legal (concealed or clipped to my belt). The knife I'm fairly fixed on is the cold steel counter tac 2. Counter Tac : Tactical Knives (Fixed Blades)
It fits under the 3 1/2" limit, has a small hand guard to make it safer to hold as well as use, and I've always been impressed with cold steel's products. Is this legal to carry on my person? Concealed/clipped to my belt? And what counts as concealed?