Do you carry a pocket knife? Mine's just a little knife, only about five inches long when opened, from the end of the handle to the tip of the blade. But it's sharp, it's always in my pocket and I use it often.
I'm a knife aficionado that collects just certain ones that intrigue me.
The photo shows 3 knives. The smallest one is my pocket knife and is called an Eagle Eye Pillbuster and dates back to the civil war. The razor type blade could be opened by using the seam of your pants and just one hand. The larger 2 bladed knife I used as a demonstration teach boating classes. Having a knife on board when you are in the process of going thru a lock is required should a line snag. The stiletto is the letter opener in my desk. They all are sharp and kept that way.
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Post by martycanuck on Jul 23, 2020 20:04:56 GMT -5
I don’t carry a pocket knife as I almost never, and I mean never, need one. But I will admit I am a fan of a nice little knife. I have a pretty good one up at our cottage where I am more likely to have use for it.
Carrying a knife (or indeed, any 'bladed article') is illegal in the UK, unless you have a good reason. I have never been searched by the police, but as an engineer who was opening boxes on a daily basis, I reckon I could argue my point. The blade must be less than 4" and must not be locking.
As my job took me all over the UK and Europe, flying was almost a weekly occurrence. The 9/11 hijackers used similar 'box-cutter' knives to overpower the pilots once they had got into the cockpits, so you would have thought that airport security would have got me every time.
Nope. The score was Malcolm about 267, Security 1. Just the once, I was stopped at Schipol airport. I happily handed it over, they cost about $2. Asked why I "thought I could get away with it?", I replied that I had carried it for years, didn't really think about it, and have never been stopped at any airport before.
With a very smug expression on her face, the security officer said "Well, I don't know about other airports, but we will always stop you at Schipol". I replied "You didn't last week, twice last month and once the month before". Her face dropped. Two minutes later I was locked in a very small room giving a formal interview.
Welcome to Britain, if you don't like the weather, just wait a minute, some more will be along soon.
On a side note my nephew makes knives and takes orders if anyone is interested. Custom Knives His website / Facebook page has a lot of pictures and videos of his knives. A lot of them are a work of art.