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    I had occasion to OC a fixed blade dive knife and a pistol around my area. Funny I got more comments than when I carried just a pistol. Has anybody else tried it?

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    longwatch wrote:
    I had occasion to OC a fixed blade dive knife and a pistol around my area. Funny I got more comments than when I carried just a pistol. Has anybody else tried it?
    In hunting season I do...and on the beach before/after diving...but usually on the beach I'm carrying a speargun as opposed to a .45 (but I do have these really cool powerhead deals, one in .223 and one in .30-06, that I normally have with me in those situations).

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    Thats cool, but I should clarify that I was trying to get at doing it in a non hunting/fishing/outdoorsman situation.

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    Nawsir...haven't done that. I occasionally carry a fixed blade, but nothing as big as what I think you're after.

    Were you doing it out of boredom or because something needed cutting? (Just curious, doesn't matter to me...I could care less if people carried swords around if it made them happy and they didn't hit me with them...)

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    I thought it would be useful for self defense, same answer as for why I open carry a handgun.

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    There was another topic about carrying a knife.

    I do quite often, I don't have it in front of me, but I believe that I have to "OC" because of the way the laws are written.

    I take it with me on hiking and camping trips.

    I do get more comments based on the knife than I do my gun.

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    I OC a SOG Contour on occasion.
    The kydex sheath needed to be modified, it wouldn't secure the knife and the belt attachment needed some work as well.


    With a little heat the knife is now secure and the belt attachment allows me to carry the knife in a position in whichI can access it with both hands.


    "The Second Amendment similarly appears to contain an express limitation on the government's authority. If the Second Amendment is read to confer a personal right to 'keep and bear arms,' a colorable argument exists that the Federal Government's regulatory scheme, at least as it pertains to possession of firearms, runs afoul of that amendment's protections" (U.S. v. Printz, 1997) ~Clarence Thomas (SPJ)

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    I've done it once or twice and I think it's a great idea. Kabar, full size in my case.

    Blade never jam or need reloading. They're also great because you only focus on your target and don't care what's beyond it

    Perfect for crowded situations. I usually carry a good folder due to size though...

    I wish http://leg1.state.va.us/000/cod/18.2-308.HTM were more clear on what a "dirk" is so carrying a small, fixed concealed wouldn't be such a big deal ....

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    VA code you listed doesn't list Daggers which usually refers to double edge so IMHO Dirk refers to a double edged blade.


    In the United States, dirk is a term used in the knife laws of several states. While it generally means any double-edged knife, the legal meaning may vary from state to state.




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    I'm with you. I agree with both of the definitions you put forth, but there are police and prosecutors out there who may not and that ends up being what matters. The definitions are little too nebulous and the issue is too esoteric for us to build case law around.

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    Not really wanting to be the test case but I like carrying my fixed blade and will continue to do so.

    I believe it is protected the same as my firearm (JMHO).
    "The Second Amendment similarly appears to contain an express limitation on the government's authority. If the Second Amendment is read to confer a personal right to 'keep and bear arms,' a colorable argument exists that the Federal Government's regulatory scheme, at least as it pertains to possession of firearms, runs afoul of that amendment's protections" (U.S. v. Printz, 1997) ~Clarence Thomas (SPJ)

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