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10th November 2006, 09:46
Does anyone own a hideaway knife? http://www.hideawayknife.com/main.php
It looks like a good design, but without holding one it's hard to tell how it would feel.
15th November 2006, 08:20
I'd hate to have to explain this knife to a jury. It might be perceived that you were looking for trouble by carrying it. I think I'd have a better chance of explaining my little CRKT M16-11 which I carry daily and use to open packages, remove staples, etc.
15th November 2006, 10:17
I'd hate to have to explain this knife to a jury. It might be perceived that you were looking for trouble by carrying it.
I have heard the same thing said about someone carrying a custom 1911. Might an unscrupulous prosecutor try? Sure. But if your attorney is worth what you are paying him he should blow the argument out of the water easily. The simple fact is "justified" is justified. If you were legally correct in what you did, the tools will make little difference in a criminal trial.
NYCMedic, to answer your original question, I can't speak to the "feel", that would be an individual thing.
I can tell you that Frontsight's HAK is good to go.
Only part of the story is posted on that website. That knife was born out of an internet forum much like this one. It went through some trial and error before the final knife came to be. It was originally intended to be a "one off custom" for Frontsight(the screen name of the designer). However, FS became deluged with "make me one too" requests and a business was born.
15th November 2006, 13:20
Thanks for the info. I'll let you know what I think of it when it comes. As far as the jury goes, "What do you mean weapon? That tiny thing is a light weight tool that I keep handy to open things, cut the odd bandage, and whatever. I never imagined that I would have to use it to defend myself in a lovely, liberal, no gun city like NY!" I will worry about that if G-d forbid the time ever comes. As my martial arts instructor would say, "better judged by 12 than carried by 6!"
15th November 2006, 15:35
"What do you mean weapon? That tiny thing is a light weight tool that I keep handy to open things, cut the odd bandage, and whatever. I never imagined that I would have to use it to defend myself in a lovely liberal no gun city like NY!"
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