GUN Knife Crew, I need some help!

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  1. 2C4L

    2C4L New Member

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    Hey guys, I'm a knife newbie, and I got a couple questions.

    I'm looking for a knife for daily use, to carry on my person when I'm out, but I don't even know where to start, or if there's any laws that stop me from doing so in California. Namely Berkeley and San Francisco area. I'm looking for something not too long, not too short, and above all, safe to carry. Certainly wouldn't want it to unfold in my pocket, or anything like that.

    Any tips for a guy like me? Thanks much! :wiggle:
     
  2. lobstradomus

    lobstradomus New Member

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    If I were you the first thing I would check is the municipal codes to see if its even legal to carry in your area. If it is, there is still a significant amount of state law to try and decipher, similar to our assault weapons laws. Do you want assisted opening? Are you going to be carrying in schools?
     
  3. zameil

    zameil OT Supporter

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    Put one of these in your pocket and if you don't cut yourself within a week go for a normal run of the mill pocket knife with a locking blade.
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  4. 2L Bunny

    2L Bunny "It's only a Rabbit"

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    For once I wasn't the first to post this. IMO it's one of the best knifes out there, especially when you consider price. But it may not work for you. I carry (2) daily.
     
  5. bigdamray

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    Benchmade!!
     
  6. Dr. Fuckface

    Dr. Fuckface Wheelguns: when it absolutely, positively has to g

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    I'm not knife crew, but let me add: unless you're good at sharpening your knives yourself, get two daily carries. That way, when you turn one in to be sharpened, you still have a carry blade. :)

    Edit: this is my daily carry knife, a CRKT M16
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    The assisted open feature is the fastest I've seen short of a full automatic. It's nowhere near as nice as the benchmade, but that's the point: I cut cardboard with it, dig at things with the tip, use it as a screwdriver if I dont' have one handy, etc. And I don't worry about it because it only cost $19 :dunno:
     
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  7. espkh602

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    Try SOG too. I have their Trident, and its really nice. The assisted opening is sweet and its tough as hell. Hasn't failed me yet.
     
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    P07r0457 New Member

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    I daily-carry a Benchmade Presidio Axis w/Serration. Love it. Forget the assisted open knives. I can manually "flick" my axis open faster than you can an assisted-open... And mine closes much easier, as well.
     
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    Look at it this way: If you carry a knife concealed, it is a felony when you get caught. And especially in Berk/SF, there are going to be a crap load of other laws to follow.
     
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    If you don't want to drop a lot of cash, the Kershaw knives with the thumb assist are a great deal. The onion, leek, chive are all good.

    I daily carry a Benchmade, but before that I had a Kershaw Blackout for years and loved it. Only $70.
     
  11. 2L Bunny

    2L Bunny "It's only a Rabbit"

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    You can get Griptilians for $50 and up.
     
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    My understanding is that if the knife is in your pocket, attached with the clip so that the clip is visible on the outside of the pocket, then it is not concealed.

    Kali does have a restriction on blade length, however -- I believe it is 4.5". The Presidio that I have is 4.3".

    Can anyone confirm?
     
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    From what I understand, if it is a folder you can carry it concealed so long as it is actually folded and under like 4.5" in terms of blade length. You are not allowed to carry a fixed blade concealed, but if it is in a sheath on your belt you can rock a fucking sword if you want to.

    For having some of the worst gun laws in the country, CA's knife laws are NOT too bad. I just moved to the Bay from Denver (where you would think knife laws would resemble our gun laws) and it is actually a lot easier to carry out here. Except my University doesn't allow knives in the Residence Halls, which provides an issue...oh well.
     
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    I switch out between a Kershaw Blur, Kershaw whirlwind, and Benchmade 9550. The kershaws are good because they are nice and cheap, assisted open, and are damn tough. The BM is a badass knife, but it's too purty for me to really want to get into serious cutting with.
     
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    kershaws blade is too small and dulls very quickly. Benchmade presidio is perfect.
     
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    It takes 5 minutes to sharpen a blade, what's the problem?

    I've sharpened my blur 3 times in the 1.5 years I've carried it. I carried it literally everyday for a year of that.

    The blur was only 55 bucks with tax, its one of my all time favorite knives (and i've got a shit ton :o)
     
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    lobstradomus New Member

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    I have never read anything about a length limit on knives other than K-12 schools: 2.5", colleges/uni (fixed blade: ) 2.5", switchblades: 2"
    Other than that there is no state law regarding folding knives and a length limit. Check your local ordinances though, I think LA has a length limit and a few other cities do, SF might as well.
     
  18. SickOfItAll

    SickOfItAll The Bartender

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    Whatever you get, don't get a tanto point. You want a spearpoint.
     
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    Emfuser Nuclear Moderator Super Moderator

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    Another for Benchmade.

    I carry a 942S.
     
  20. GearHead

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    I have both and I like the tanto more. :dunno:
     
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    twistid Banged By Super Models Moderator

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    my kershaw is as sharp, as the day i got it... what are you cutting???
     
  22. P07r0457

    P07r0457 New Member

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    I cut lots of stuff. My knives get put thru hell and a little more. Benchmade is the only folder under $300 that has lasted me. I also love my Strider BT if I need something even more "burly".
     
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    I've got a Spyderco Endura
    Ugly, but functional.
     
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    What do you guys think of Emerson Knives?
     
  25. 2L Bunny

    2L Bunny "It's only a Rabbit"

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    Good shit, I used to carry an Emerson Benchmade years ago. I've just gotten use to axis locks. Although I do want to buy a waved Emerson to play with.
     

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