Gun store Shooting Locations It is currently Sun Jun 20, 2021 10:59 am


Rules Brads Guns Rainier Arms McCallen Killer Innovations Fessleman Firearms
WGO Chat Room Rehv Arms Vantage Reloading
Gear Fortis WCA 2A Ind. Pintos WAC
Calendar




Reply to topic  [ 76 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
 Knife Laws in Washington 
Author Message
User avatar

Location: Issaquah
Joined: Sun May 31, 2020
Posts: 1033
Yeah, "furtively" is the question. To avoid being "furtive" do I need to take extra steps to make sure the knife is visible? Or is it good enough not to intentionally conceal it, and how would I prove that lack of intent?

I find the most comfortable way to carry the knife is to attach it horizontally to my belt in the front. That way it's not interfering with my strong side hip where I sometimes have a holster, and also with the knife horizontal I don't need to adjust it when sitting.

But with it horizontal even an untucked t-shirt conceals it.

If I put it vertical it is more visible, but it can't be appendix since the knife handle would jam into my stomach if I sit. So it's got to go all the way to my weak side hip, cross draw style, like a sword in the movies.

Which means when drawing the knife there's a risk of slashing my weak side arm if I'm not careful, the blade will sweep an outstretched arm and come out with the cutting edge facing the underside of my outstretched arm.

And as I use it as a utility knife several times a day I'm often drawing while my weak side is holding whatever I plan on cutting open. One day I'm gonna slash myself if I cross draw from weak side hip like that while clutching the box I intend to cut open.

So I really would like to carry it horizontal on my appendix where it's more comfortable when sitting and where drawing pulls it away from my weak side with the cutting edge facing down.

But that seems to be illegal, at least if my t-shirt is untucked (99% of the time") or I have a sweater or coat hanging lower than my belt


Tue Dec 22, 2020 3:08 am
Profile
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Reply to topic   [ 76 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum



Rent Me Pintos NRA SAF CCKRBA
Aldersons e-arms.com


Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group
Designed by ST Software for PTF.
[ Time : 0.780s | 18 Queries | GZIP : Off ]