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Discussion in 'Carothers Performance Knives' started by Nathan the Machinist, Jul 17, 2017.
Cup of coffee, think it’s time to fry up some bacon and pancakes now.
Biscuits and gravy in progress here
Oh man! I sure miss my mom’s biscuits and gravy. I can’t come close
"Doughnut forsake me, oh my darlin'..."
Let's see how many people's heads I can get that song stuck in
I only see one correct thing in this photo
And after you partoke of it, the rest won't matter?
Didn't want to derail the K18 thread, but yes, correct...in fact it is worse than that here.
It is illegal to even carry a knife here (even an SAK) unless it is for work or recreation such as camping or hikes.
Fortunately my wife and I like to go bushwalking a lot
But for that reason, any big knife is pretty redundant here unless you live rural or on a large farm property ( But we're city goers...). Even where lawful, if you carried something larger than 8" camping or such and were around other people, you'd get a real funny look.
Australia is a beautiful country, but it is hard to collect here and even harder to find other knife lovers.
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Behold the Blade of Woe!
A tree somewhere along the AT (TN or NC) three years ago.
Ouch. Just out of curiosity, how long have these 'no carry' laws been around? I wonder if I was unknowingly breaking the laws when I visited a few decades ago? I've been in the habit of carrying a SAK in my pocket ever since I first got one as a kid.
As for not carrying anything longer than 8" even out in the bush... when I was in the cub scouts, at one point, I carried a Buck 119 on my belt AND a 24" Tramontina machete that was longer than my arm back then lol.
Also tried carrying a kukri in place of the machete for a bit while in the scouts. Eventually settled on the Large Camp Knife in the 9-10" blade range, as my do-all outdoors knife.
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I am not entirely sure but you well and truly could have been. I am nearly 30 and cannot remember a time where it was ok to carry a knife.
I think a SAK would be dependant on the person.
I work at a school and we went on an excursion to parliament house. A fellow teacher gave security his SAK that was on his keychain before entering and got it back no problem at the end of the day.
On the other hand, when I was a young punk smoking 'green tobacco' (also illegal) with a friend in this car, we got spotted and pulled up by a cop. The cop asked if there was anything else in the car that shouldnt be. My friend said he had a SAK his brother got him as a gift. He went to reach for it and the cop raised his voice and said something like "NO, I WILL GET IT", as if it were some murdery weapon and we were dangerous criminals. He then made us stand out of the car with our hands on the hood of his while we wrote us up... ridiculous. And that was having a knife inside a car...
My friend wasn't charged but he got a good earful and warning.
I carry a folder in a med kit in my boot though. A few years back I saw a car flip upside down and a lady trapped. I couldnt get her seatbelt off her and it took a while to free her. Never been without a knife now, but it is tucked away in my boot in my medkit, so I think it can be justified. So it is all so dependant on the reason, place and authority that pulls you up on it.
I'd love to carry and get use to a larger blade like you mentioned. All i have is an cheap beater which stayed at my parents as I got married. I used to use it to chop up the palm branches that fell off the tree, so it could fit in the bin. But otherwise, I just cant get much use out of a big blade, as fun as I think they'd be. My largest knife is my Utility fighter kept safely at my home in case of worse case scenario, but otherwise my cpk edc for bushwalks and dek for camping does the trick. I envy you guys who can edc knives. Then again my collection is refined and minimal because I dont get the fun of carrying/mixing up what I have on me nearly as much haha
I can't seem to find any reference to when they began implementing the 'no carry' laws there, but this was back in the 80s. I'll lay the blame on Macgyver . I've had a SAK since before the show ever aired, but I definitely made sure I always had one on me after that show debuted lol. I've used a SAK to 'Macgyver' stuff more times than I can recall.
I just figured out what you meant by "boot." LOL!
Spent two weeks touring Australia in 1996. I think it was more free then - at least it seemed that way, especially in the outback. Seemed to me like a land teeming with personal opportunity and personal freedom. Climbed Ayer's Rock (can't do that anymore) - it was beautiful. I knew they took away your guns since I was there - did not realize they banned personal knife ownership, too. I hope they still allow you to dive on the Great Barrier Reef - that was an all-time life experience for me. If someone hasn't done that yet, maybe want to do that before they ban that too in the name of environment. It's simply the most beautiful place I've ever seen, and I've been to a lot of places. In fact, there is so much natural beauty all over Australia - Australians are truly blest!
I thought the beer would be better - but it was kind of "meh." There were almost no microbreweries that I could find - maybe that has changed. Mostly big corporate brewers. Drank a lot of VB and Toohey's. Again . . . "meh." Didn't see one Foster's Lager the whole time, even though all the TV adverts in the US at the time touted "Foster's: Australian for beer." Marketing - LOL!
Loved the seafood. Fell in love with John Dory - which I never see here in the States. Wonderful fish! Tried Kangaroo, Croc and Emu . . . just OK - liked the Emu the best.
It was a wonderful two weeks in Sydney, Brisbane, Cairns, Alice Springs. I was surprised that I needed a visa to go there, so I had to visit the Australian embassy in DC before my trip. But I learned once I got there that Australia is very, VERY tough when it comes to immigration, and they take special care to prevent anyone from immigrating there against their laws. For many years I wanted to go back and visit places further south and west . . . Adelaide, Perth, maybe Melbourne. But Australia has changed and so have I, and I don't really feel like going back anymore. Maybe that will change someday, too! Still love the Australian people - and I don't think that will ever change.
Hidden lanyards are so cool!
Putting paracord thru the cool hidden lanyar hole is a pain in the anus.
Spend like 10 minutes trying to get the paracord thru the end of my FK2.
Oh, did I mention that I have a new CPK FK2?
Much easier if you pull the handle scales.