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Old 05-12-2014, 03:41 AM   #41
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I'm hard on my knives as well. Check out the Kershaw Blur, that thing can take some abuse. That blade will not rust either, which is a huge plus in my book. You can find them for around $40-$50 online, so not something you'll cry about if you lose it.

Oh, and did I mention the best part? It's made in America!!!
this one of the last ones i bought at Lowes for $9.95. i like it alot.

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Well reading through this thread some arguments escalated quickly!

To the question, I guess it depends on WHERE in Florida you live as there is a demographic and political change throughout the state.

I currently am living in the panhandle and I see people OC fixed blade knives all the time. Don't think they were longer than 4 inches though, but some had to be close. It is something that I can't recall seeing as often in either Texas or Oklahoma, although it did still happen. To be honest I don't know what the law is about carrying a concealed knife in Florida is but I always carry a Leatherman Wave on my belt and a ~3 inch Buck folder clipped in my front pocket.

My way of thinking is I don't know why I need anyone's damn permission to carry a freakin tool. I grew up carrying knives all the time, and that wasn't all that long ago being I'm in my early 20's. Heck, Back when I was in high school the rednecks would carry knives clipped in their pockets at school and the police officers that worked the schools knew. It never became a problem and the police never said anything unless you had one in your possession and were dumb enough to get in a fight.

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The Four inch rule was in effect for all knives in NYC when I was a kid. We had folding tools and stuff all the time.
I have been buying different Kershaw's at my Big 5 over the last year. My worst nightmare is to buy a "TV market" Knife because while some of them are cool so many of them look cheap...

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I either carry a Buck 110 or a Gerber Wallowa. Neither knife is expensive but they both get the job done. If you break a Buck 110 send it in for a replacement. Don't grind your Buck for temporary use. Putting a grinder on a buck knife voids the warranty.

Here in NC the max blade length for a pocket folder is 3 1/2". The older police officers do know the knife laws. I am not sure younger officers are aware we have knife laws.

Here is a photo of a Gerber Wallowa.

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I have a Buck and a Case that I don't carry, but others including a 112 that I do pocket or belt carry. Have one here somewhere I know I posted it before...


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I wouldn't call pushing the tip of a knife through the scales/skin of a redfish abuse, it just flat out failed. **** happens, but I'd rather it not happen again.
Oh I know, I wasn't trying to say that that was abuse. I was just responding to how you said that you won't even hard use your SOG anymore.
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