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#1 tedbo

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Posted 10 March 2012 - 02:28 PM

I think this has been covered but want to be certain. I am close to getting my Rat 3 and I want the clip point blade. I think it is legal. Anyone know better?
I am trying to get over some flu-like funk and my head still hurts.
Thanks,guys.

#2 Mike

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Posted 10 March 2012 - 06:44 PM

Why would it not be legal?

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Posted 10 March 2012 - 07:05 PM

Clip point is most traditional blade shape there is.

At any rate, there is no blade shape that is illegal in TN, only the length of it.

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Posted 11 March 2012 - 08:10 PM

I think this has been covered but want to be certain. I am close to getting my Rat 3 and I want the clip point blade. I think it is legal. Anyone know better?
I am trying to get over some flu-like funk and my head still hurts.
Thanks,guys.



Are you asking about the legality of the length of the blade or the fact that it is a clip point?
As already said on this thread the clip point is the most popular type of blade in the world

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Posted 11 March 2012 - 08:56 PM

What is the max blade length that is legal?

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Posted 11 March 2012 - 09:13 PM

What is the max blade length that is legal?


4"

#7 gregintenn

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 04:47 PM

So what makes machettes o.k.?

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 05:49 PM

Can you carry a machete on your person in public?

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 05:54 PM

Can you carry a machete on your person in public?



No.

Edited by Broomhead, 12 March 2012 - 05:55 PM.


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Posted 12 March 2012 - 06:00 PM

4" in the max legal to carry. You can own any length you want, you just can't carry it if it's over 4". Though I believe there is an exception incidental to hunting, etc.

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 11:22 PM

Four inches is what Tn considers a weapon, and therefore what I'm assuming you can carry. I carry a Ka-Bar when I'm hunting/camping and have never run into a problem (knock on wood.)

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 11:43 PM

Four inches is what Tn considers a weapon, and therefore what I'm assuming you can carry. I carry a Ka-Bar when I'm hunting/camping and have never run into a problem (knock on wood.)


"(a) It is a defense to the application of § 39-17-1307 (unlawful carrying/possession of weapon) if the possession or carrying was:
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(4) Incident to lawful hunting, trapping, fishing, camping, sport shooting or other lawful activity;"

If you can convince a cop you are lawfully doing any of those on Gay Street, I guess you could carry it there. :)

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 11:55 PM

If you can convince a cop you are lawfully doing any of those on Gay Street, I guess you could carry it there.


Ain't that always the case? The places you need a machette most are the places you can't have one.

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 01:06 AM

I swear I was just fishing down at Calhouns officer... I mean those things are scary big, thought that a machete would be necessary for, you know defense, just in case.

Edited by gjohnsoniv, 13 March 2012 - 01:08 AM.