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Discussion in 'Keychain Tools' started by lightboy, Dec 5, 2006.

  1. lightboy

    lightboy Empty Pockets

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    Just curious.. Anyone EDC a kubaton on their keychains? Just received a few aluminum ones (in black & silver) from J & L Self Defense Products for my EDC setup.. Pretty nice, only $5 each.. can't wait to try'em out! :lolhammer:
     
  2. Deaths Head

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    I often times carry a version of a pocket stick.
     
  3. redflare

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    If I am not mistaken, certain states like Califronia, restrict their posession. Make sure to check with your local laws.
     
  4. Emanuel

    Emanuel Loaded Pockets

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    I carry a slightly modified koppo stick that I made myself out of "natural" canvass micarta.
     
  5. LowWorm

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  6. traveler

    traveler Loaded Pockets

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    I must admit I am not current with the Cali Penal Code. I guess it does'nt matter, since I don't carry a kubotan on my keychain.

    I carry a Rick Hinderer Titanium fob on my keychain!
     
  7. KSH62474

    KSH62474 Loaded Pockets

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    Redflare, can you please tell me where you found this info? I have been looking all over the laws and i haven't been able to find a single thing on pocket sticks, or kubatons. I heard someone else say this as well but i've never really seen the hard evidence. A quote or site would help. Thanks
     
  8. Deaths Head

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    Not too worried about the laws.  My pocket sticks usually doubles in function so that I can call it a bottle opener or something.
     
  9. Lunal_Tic

    Lunal_Tic Empty Pockets

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    Not sure about CA but in TX it would fall under this: Texas Penal Code 46.01-46.05  Pay particular attention to this: "an instrument that is specially designed, made, or adapted for the purpose of inflicting serious bodily injury or death by striking a person with the instrument", the "adapted" part covers just about everything.

    -LT
     
  10. oregonshooter

    oregonshooter Loaded Pockets

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    What no pics?

    I carry an ASP defender on my keys so I have peppersray with me. I have a flashlight or knife I can use as a kubotan also, but the pepperspray I would not carry if it were not for the Deefender.

    I make kubotans every now and then in aluminum and delrin, but don't carry them myself. Got too much stuff on me already. :)

    I'm looking to start making some titanium ones as soon as I find material. Might carry that instead of the Defender and drop the PS since blazed Ti is too cool for school. :)
     
  11. RGNY

    RGNY Empty Pockets

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    i had a pointed aluminum one on my keys. very use for patdowns and searches (LEO), as well as cuffing compliance.

    also a big fan of the Comtech Stinger. seems like the natural evolution of the kubotan.
     
  12. Deaths Head

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    Man, what a silly law. That would make everything from toothpics to pom-poms illegal if used for self-defense.



    edit: fixed quote
     
  13. Sharpdogs

    Sharpdogs Uber Prepared

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    I used to. Now I carry a comtech stinger, fits in the pocket better. For kubatons I usually just carry a Streamlight Baton Lite or one of my Inovas as an improvised kubaton.
     
  14. RyanMalpiede

    RyanMalpiede Loaded Pockets

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  15. lightboy

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    I've also checked up on California penal codes and haven't been able to find anything restricting kubaton keychains.. I have found where it says billy clubs or saps are prohibited though.. anyway, just FYI.. By the way, I haven't been able to post my pics of my kubatons but there are some pictured on the J & L website I listed at the start of this thread :)
     
  16. CanDo

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  17. SpyderNoir_JHA

    SpyderNoir_JHA Loaded Pockets

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    And that is tantamount to saying that the act of self-defense using anything other than one's body is illegal. Scary stuff.
     
  18. sandbasser

    sandbasser Loaded Pockets

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    At a recent LA Computer Fair in Pomona, CA, I asked a couple of police officers about 'civilians' carrying batons (of any kind - collapsing or not) and they said it was a felony. This was right after Mr Snoop Dog was busted at John Wayne Airport in Orange County CA for having one in his carry on computer case - oddly enough, neither officer that I talked to knew anything about that bust; but, they did 'know' that batons were illegal.
     
  19. lcranston

    lcranston Loaded Pockets

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    It is a good thing Florida has a concealed weapons permit and not a firearms permit. Most things are legal as long as concealed if you have a permit.
     
  20. Stutoffee

    Stutoffee Loaded Pockets

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    I carry a transparent Comtech Stinger, too. Fits on my keys & the keys still fit in my pocket easily. I often had to carry my kubaton-ized keyring rather than pocket it &, inevitably, when I put it down on countertops of shops, supermarkets & banks I tended NOT to pick it up again!
    Cue panicky run back to shop/supermarket/bank when I reach my car & realize Ive left my keys behind!! (I carry the small spare car key in my wallet, now!)
    I may go Kubaton again, but the legalities in the UK are rather worrying (although I carry a Sting 1A & Buck Strider, so theyd "throw the key away" if they arrested me!) so I considered buying a AAA 2 cell Mini-maglite & using that as a Kubaton.