- Jan 18, 2012
Just something interesting I took from your comment twolfnm. In either case of the above fights using the Liberty Kukri you would be the one going to jail on possible murder charges (even in Nepal, Kukri are banned in the city) because you used an illegal fixed bladed knife in city limits.If it comes down to it, I view blades as being useful either for a surprise attack against an armed goblin or taking out an unarmed adversary face to face. Having just a little experience, and knowing guys with just a little more, going knife on knife or anything similar to that is not a good idea.
Here's an example of Knife Laws (Seattle, WA):
It is illegal for anyone to carry a dangerous knife in the city. According to Seattle Municipal Code section 12A.14.010, a dangerous knife means any fixed-blade knife and any other knife having a blade more than three and one-half inches (3 1/2″ in length.
Section 12A.14.080 states its unlawful for a person knowingly to carry concealed or unconcealed on his or her person any dangerous knife, or carry concealed on his or her person any deadly weapon other than a firearm .
Its also illegal to sell, manufacture, purchase, possess or carry a switchblade knife. Regarding juveniles, follow this link and check out Section D.
Section 12A.14.100 of the Seattle Municipal Code outlines the exemptions for dangerous knife:
The proscriptions of Section 12A.14.080 B relating to dangerous knives shall not apply to:
A. A licensed hunter or licensed fisherman actively engaged in hunting and fishing activity including education and travel related thereto; or
B. Any person immediately engaged in an activity related to a lawful occupation which commonly requires the use of such knife, provided such knife is carried unconcealed; provided further that a dangerous knife carried openly in a sheath suspended from the waist of the person is not concealed within the meaning of this subsection;
C. Any person carrying such knife in a secure wrapper or in a tool box while traveling from the place of purchase, from or to a place of repair, or from or to such persons home or place of business, or in moving from one (1) place of abode or business to another, or while in such persons place of abode or fixed place of business.
Knife use also is addressed in SMC Section 12A.14.075:
A person is guilty of unlawful use of weapons to intimidate another if he or she carries, exhibits, displays or draws a dangerous knife, any knife with a blade that is open for use or a deadly weapon other than a firearm in a manner, under circumstances, and at a time and place that either manifests an intent to intimidate another person or warrants alarm for the safety of other persons.
Of course you're just joking around and I'm glad you mentioned knife fighting is a bad idea in any situation for us amateurs.
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