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Thread: Is it legal to carry kitchen knife?

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    I didn't see your location in your post, but 1st choice would be a legally concealed weapon (would depend on the laws in your jurisdiction and your legal history). Knife laws in most locales are very complicated and much discretion is given to the officer on the scene. Also, deploying a large knife from a backpack is a poor strategy in the midst of a violent attack...too many steps involved that can be easily interdicted. MUCH better off with a pocket folder that will unfold as part of the action of drawing it from the pocket. Along these lines:

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    If you are in dangerous areas, you should consider a different place to hang out. I would not want to have to use a knife for self defense. You are much too close for comfort.

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    I am of the view that a knife is too short a range weapon and you need to be trained to be able to use it.

    Your question.. As a chef.. if it is after or before work it is yr right to be carrying a few. A name card with your title shld clear this up easily. Kitchen knives as a weapon normally falls under the buy and throw away type and not the nice ones. LIke in the movies.. you throw it away!

    Nanchuks, batons may be classified as dangerous weapons to be carried around. some falls under the category of lethal weapon(s) adn you can be arrested for having it in public places. My personal favorite is a 28 inch cane which is used in a few martial arts (kali, escrima). AS my legs are getting weaker adn need a cane at times.. a walking stick with the right weight and balance is al excellent weapon that is with you legally.

    I did look into a bull whip to be specially made at 4ft long with a stout handle but didnt go thru with it. YOu may be wondering as to why I consider these weapons adn the reason is the place that I travel to is the eating places and hair saloons do get held by by robbers in the afternoon and early evening. Snatch thieves on motor bikes are quite common.

    Finally... anything can be used as a weapon if you know how to use it. using your own weapon that is not normally carried around does open the question of intent.

    Be safe.


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    In most locations it is against the law to carry any knife, including kitchen cutlery, with "the intend to go armed." What and when you can carry a knife varies greatly between areas but where I live about any knife is OK as long as you have a legitimate work related reason for needing it. Self-defense would not be considered an acceptable reason.

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    just walk with a cane or walking stick and know how to use it. In many places like here in NYC a cane is the only legal "weapon" you can carry. what police officer can definitively say you don't need a cane to walk.
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    What Noodle Soup says.
    AFAIK in Ontario there is no legal standards on a size of the fixed blade. So technically 350mm Yanagiba is completely legal to carry. However we are back to Noodle Soup's point. If the LEO stops you, you better have a nice story on why you have it. Otherwise I see trouble.
    However, for example, in Russia it used to be illegal to carry anything with the blade longer then 10cm. Not sure how about now days.
    And as somebody pointed out, it's a very poor choice for self defense. Pepper Spray will be your best option.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThEoRy View Post
    Am I the only one who feels the op is a little bottish?

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