Originally Posted by SorrelHorse
The day someone tells me I can't take a knife on the trail is the day I quit going out on them.
A pen is only a tool for writing until you stab someone in the throat with it, then it's a weapon...
Completely off topic, but when I was working in the prison, there was an inmate that got stabbed in the head with a #2 pencil. It went between his scalp and his skull and got about 3 inches in before it broke. That was quite a fascinating day at work LOL.
Like someone else said, the laws regarding knives will vary depending on your state and where you were riding. Each state, town, county, agency, will have their own ordinances/laws about what you can carry and what you can't.
With all that said, I agree with Maura about that guy, he was just trying to make himself look like a big badass. All the cops around here couldn't give 2 squirts of duck poo if you carry a knife...so long as you aren't brandishing it as a weapon.