Open carry fixed blades.

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  1. Trevillian

    Trevillian Trigger Trash Charter Member Supporting Member

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    Forewarning: I am "profiling/judging" individuals as I see them. I DO NOT care about the "don't judge if you don't know" bs. Everyone forms opinions based on first impressions, appearances, and actions. It's rational to do so, every interaction or passing instance everyone is getting a "read" on everyone else.

    Anyway.

    Just got back from a trip to the beer store. Made me decide to finally post about something I've noticed.

    Open carry of fixed blades has been legal around here for a while to my knowledge.

    But here in the last year or two I've noticed it has become more prevalent.

    No I don't care at all. You do you. But it seems to be mostly among those "trashy" types. White boys with low hanging pants. Gold embroidery, embellishments, etc. On them.

    Used to be the only ones open carrying fixed blade knives you could tell were hunters, fishermen, hikers, farmers and such. But that has always been a rare occurrence in public generally.

    But I've noticed the previously mentioned group starting to open carry fixed blades. The individuals who are all "game" without having any. The type who are always quiet when alone but who get obnoxious in groups.

    The individuals have started carrying pawnshop/flea market knives when alone. I've still never seen one in a group of two or more doing this. Nor do they ever seen to have anything even name brand. Not even a morakniv or a buck.

    I'm really just curious about if I missed something new in the laws. Maybe missed something new in my locale's culture?

    Again it doesn't bother me as it is nothing unlawful plus I don't care if it was (if it's not harming anyone, idk what you do personally) I'm mostly just curious if anyone else has noticed this trend in their locale's. Or if anyone may know why this seems to be gaining more popularity.

    Just to head off the "judging people is wrong" crowd. I consider myself a complete socially awkward loner of a mountain country boy. The "mountain in-crowd" shun me just as much as the "mountain rednecks" do. I prefer to keep my own company.

    Aka I've always been/will be strange in my own right and finally realized I'm good with that years ago:cool:.

    Just wondering what you've noticed/experienced.
     
  2. Jayne

    Jayne Member Charter Member Supporting Member

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    Is it what the cool kids are doing on TV now?
     
  3. Ikarus1

    Ikarus1 Avtomat Krishna-kov

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    Walking Dead influence. A knife is cheaper than a Python or even a Glock.
     
  4. CZfool68

    CZfool68 Int'l Man of Mystery Charter Member Supporting Member

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    I open carry a knife and a gun quite often in the woods or around the firepit. When I head into civilization I conceal. Then again, my Fatboy belts hold up my pants and I never was much for going with fads.
     
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    BatteryOaksBilly A SHOOTER Benefactor Life Member Supporting Member

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  6. Cowboy

    Cowboy Glances can deceive

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    I once found a guy on the side of the road that was all twisted up like he had been hit by a car. Apparently there was some music festival in kannapolis area off of Odell school rd and it was and old guy that was so wasted he had just fallen. Open carrying a knife I walked over kicked him a couple times and called 911 cause I thought he was dead. It took a sternum rub with a small flashlight to get him moving.
     
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    Catfish E Pluribus Mendacium Charter Member Supporting Member

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    I have not noticed a trend here in CLT
     
  8. J R Green

    J R Green Member Charter Life Member

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    I thought Knives were illegal in Charlotte.:p
     
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    A couple of my Hispanic Friends carry a fixed blade knives, really cheap knives, about a 4 inch blade. They use them a lot at work and they just keep them on their belt outside of work too. To me, those two knuckleheads are as redneck as me. Laws...….. Just so it's not concealed, I think it's OK. One of them has a bazillion knives...…. it's ridiculous. Every last one of them - made in China - el cheapo knives. I keep trying to talking him into just having 2 or 3 good knives and be done with it...… but it's his choice.

    If you don't know a person..... judge as you wish. It might keep you out of a bad situation. Sometimes you can judge a book by a cover, sometimes you can't.... you just don't know until you get to know a person.
     
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  10. georgel

    georgel Behind Every Blade of Grass

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  11. bigfelipe

    bigfelipe I go my own way... Charter Life Member

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    I haven't noticed around here. Being pretty much any fixed blade is illegal to conceal, I rarely carry a fixed blade unless it's in the woods. I worry about it being covered by my shirt or jacket. I don't have an issue with open knife carry or open gun carry. Wouldn't be surprised if it's the same crowd...
     
  12. fishgutzy

    fishgutzy Senior Member Supporting Member

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    I'd like to OC a Dundee.
    Sons of Anarchy popularized fixed blazes too.
    Me? Na. I'll carry a Buck110 on the belt but not a Buck fixed blade unless I take up hunting.

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  13. chiefjason

    chiefjason Vendor and Leather Hack Vendor

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    Probably see more OC guns than knives around here. Quite possible they are carrying a knife because they can't carry a gun, age or charges.
     
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  14. RedneckFur

    RedneckFur Smith & Wesson is a religion of peace.

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    I haven't seen anyone open carry a fixed blade knife in quite some time. I haven't even seen anyone open carry a cased folder in ages. In the era of pocket clips, It seems most dudes keep their knife hanging inside their pocket.

    Now when I go to walmart, I will see someone open carry a pistol now and then. Seems the most common combo I see is a Ruger LCP 380 in a cheap nylon uncle mike holster. I've seen 3 or 4 dudes rocking that combo so far.
     
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