when not to carry a knife ?
When not to carry a knife that’s the question and i’m here to answer it. There are plenty of reasons to not be carrying a knife ranging from law to situation in this post i’ll be underlining a few reasons not to be carrying a knife around.
law: This reason is fairly general because some knives are illegal in situations where other knives are perfectly legal to carry. In some situations carrying any type of blade is illegal. Sometimes these laws are situational a specific time or place when not to carry a knife and other times these laws are regional. Though these laws aren’t enforced too religiously anywhere i’ve been before at best you receive a small fine at worst officers can confiscate your blade and give you a rather large fine. so always do your research before assuming that’s it’s ok to go walking around with it in pocket.
airports: a prime example of when not to carry a knife is inside airports It goes without saying but i’m going to be all inclusive here and say it anyway. Carrying any sort of blade in an airport is a good way of finding trouble if you’re planning on flying make sure where you plan on traveling to, is carry friendly and that you’ve put all the blades you plan on traveling with on your stowaway bag. before you enter the airport check your pocket, check your wallet in case you’re carrying a Sinclair cardsharp type knife or credit card multitool and finally check your carry on bag for anything you may have accidentally slipped in while you weren’t paying attention. the tsa is well known for confiscating knives from people heck it doesn’t even have to be a knife just something that looks remotely threatening and they’ll confiscate it so don’t get caught with anything even remotely threatening when they’re around.
festivals: When there are festivities going on expect and increased police presence and festivals are some what a no fly zone for carrying a knife. So try not to be carrying while you’re walking around at some fair in some places it’s illegal to be carrying a knife of any kind at an event. So check your local laws for details on that odds are you won’t need it anyway so just leave it in your vehicle
weddings: while there’s no law against it you’ll want to not be carrying a knife around during a special ceremony. You’ll most likely be dressed for the occasion and having a pocket clip and the hilt or tip of your folding knife poking out of your pocket will be unseemly. Plus it’s a wedding you definitely won’t need your blade for the ceremony.
Concerts: in this scenario you’re in a large stadium or arena to listen to live music and nothing else. Just like with the festival scenario expect beefed up security to be present and looking out for anything potentially dangerous. Like the wedding scenario you’ definitely won’t need it you’re there for one purpose to listen to some live music so leave your blade in your vehicle.
night clubs: usually small and enclosed area with loud music and large amounts of people. if someone were so inclined they could do allot of damage here, with even a small knife. these types of thoughts are fairly morbid for my tastes but that’s how bouncers think they’re there to make sure everyone is safe and having a good time. They have a very low tolerance for anything that might be considered an effective weapon. In this scenario you’re most likely there to engage with members of the opposite sex, dance ,drink and have a good time you definitely won’t be needing your blade with you. so leave it at home or in the designated drivers vehicle.
learning institutions: these places have very low to very high security depending where you are but carrying anything even resembling an effective weapon is unacceptable and you will be escorted off the premises. You may even face legal action. In recent years with the sharp rise of school shootings and stabbings there is virtually zero tolerance for carrying a knife of any kind or any size in a school where young children or teenagers are present. colleges and universities are more lenient on this but not much more so. Just leave it in your vehicle theres no real reason to be carrying a knife around in a school anyway.
To sum up: Generally avoid large crowds, organised events places where there are high concentration of children and places where carrying a blade really isn’t necessary for obvious reasons. Where large crowds and children are present large amounts of security and or private security are also present. Private security and police have low tolerance for anything that can be used as an effective weapon in these scenarios. So leave your blade in your vehicle or make sure it’s never seen out in the open at the event or found on your person.
have any strange stories of when not to carry a knife. Where you got some trouble or a strange reaction for carrying a knife post it in the comments below we’d love to hear it.