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EDC knife for Boston recommendation

Discussion in 'Knives' started by WilsonCQB1911, Sep 17, 2015.

  1. WilsonCQB1911

    WilsonCQB1911 Loaded Pockets

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    I'm looking for an EDC blade geared towards self defense that meets Boston laws. My understanding is that 2.5" is the maximum legal blade length. I would prefer something that could be carried IWB but would also have multiple carry options such as pocket, etc.

    The Hideaway Knife looks nice, but I can't get them to respond to my emails. What else might be suitable?
     
  2. JHGM

    JHGM Dinosaur Supervisor

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    KaBar TDI...

    As long as a fixed is allowed...

    Blade length of 2 5/16.

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  3. Jeff McMullen

    Jeff McMullen Empty Pockets

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    I think the issue you are going to find w a blade that short is the corresponding handle length. The guys I know that carry a blade in Boston, Chicago or federal facilities have "normal" knives bobbed to 2.5". Delica, Youjimbo2 etc. I took a Delica and Endura down to 2.5 and really like them. Not my preferred knife but if I'm worrying about length restriction they do OK. The Spyderco Kahr collaboration is cool if you can find one. You'll pay more than you think you out but I dig them.

    Jeff
     
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  4. WilsonCQB1911

    WilsonCQB1911 Loaded Pockets

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    I do like the Yojimbo2 but it's too long. I don't know much about cutting down blades. Is there anyone that does this?
     
  5. Jeff McMullen

    Jeff McMullen Empty Pockets

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    Top of my head i don't. The guy I know hs one was done as a favor by Mike Janich.
    I have a new Yo2 on the way and plan to have a go at it.

    Jeff
     
  6. Jeff McMullen

    Jeff McMullen Empty Pockets

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    If you search google images for "chicago youjimbo" you can get an idea of what it looks like.
     
  7. WilsonCQB1911

    WilsonCQB1911 Loaded Pockets

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    This seems like a good option. I may go with this.
     
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  8. warrior01

    warrior01 Empty Pockets

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    Correct me if I'm wrong but in MA if you have a class a LTC blade length is not an issue.

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  9. evan9201

    evan9201 Loaded Pockets

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    It does not cover you for knives, only for firearms. This has been debated much because language pertaining to LTC's and knives are misleading in the statute. People have been busted for carrying switch blades with a LTC. MA has no state wide length limit but a handful of cities and towns have blade length ordinances, all are only fines.
     
  10. Mr. Gadget

    Mr. Gadget Loaded Pockets

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    I live in the Boston area and carry a Kershaw Cryo 2 which is about 3" give or take I have never had a problem with it. A buddy of mine has the same knife and has been stopped and they didn't say anything when the asked to see it.

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  11. wrath0r
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    wrath0r EDC Junkie!!!

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    A Spyderco Dragonfly2 will take care of you.
     
  12. Jimmy Stafford

    Jimmy Stafford Empty Pockets

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    If you can find the crkt ringer 2, I believe , it has a hawk bill blade with a similar handle as the hide away's and for around 20 bucks it makes a good LDK and is extremely light weight.


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  13. MakersMark177

    MakersMark177 Loaded Pockets

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    There is also the Spyderco Chicago if you can still find one 2.25 blade

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  14. Dadpool

    Dadpool Uber Prepared

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    The Spyderco Cat is my favorite small modern folder. Perfect blade length for this need, great handle ergonomics, and a marvelous deep carry clip.
     
  15. Slayer2003
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    Slayer2003 Loaded Pockets

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    Came here to say pretty much this. Lived here for about 5 years now, in the area for ~12, and any time they've noticed I'm carrying they do the palm check. If it's longer than their palm, there's an issue. Never had a complaint, and most of the time we end up talking about blades. Don't be a dink, be responsible, and enjoy Boston!
     
  16. Slayer2003
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    I've commented somewhere on here before about this being my favorite to carry, only because its so bright, and only the little thin nub sticks out. Then you pull out this dang wide thing, and no one expects the teeny blade hahaha.

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    In correlation to an ESEE Zancudo and a Spyderco Domino:
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