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Old September 16th, 2017, 01:08 PM #1
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CS Espada And Concealed Carry?

Yes, I know Maryland has no law on concealed carry for folding knives, but I've got what has to be the largest folder made: the CS Espada Extra-Large. It has a wave-opening feature which means it opens when pulled from one's pocket and it has a 7.5-inch blade. I pulled it out of my pocket once after warning my friends and it still caused havoc.

My question is, will this knife cause any legal problems? How much discretion is given to cops to determine what is and what isn't a weapon?

Am I clear to carry such a knife? They do have leather sheaths for it.

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Old September 16th, 2017, 01:54 PM #2
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Now THAT's a knife!
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Old September 16th, 2017, 02:48 PM #3
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Yes, you MAY conceal that. How well you CAN is a different question .
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Old September 16th, 2017, 09:17 PM #5
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Actually, it's quite concealable. I carry nothing else in my right pocket so the blade doesn't get scratched. The blade is 7.5-inches and gripping it at the bottom of the handle gives one even more reach with it. It's a great knife if you live in a piss-pot state like Maryland. I've got the fancy version.
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Holy crap. I like that pig sticker & just looked it up to buy one. I've bought AR15's cheaper than that thing. $450-$600 depending on model? Wow. Bit much for my EDC blade, or any day carry for that matter.
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Holy crap. I like that pig sticker & just looked it up to buy one. I've bought AR15's cheaper than that thing. $450-$600 depending on model? Wow. Bit much for my EDC blade, or any day carry for that matter.
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Holy crap. I like that pig sticker & just looked it up to buy one. I've bought AR15's cheaper than that thing. $450-$600 depending on model? Wow. Bit much for my EDC blade, or any day carry for that matter.
Cold Steel (no relation) has a number of large knives that are very popular. When they first began with folding knives that had 6-inch blades, other knife companies berated them because they saw no use for such large folders. They called them sensationalistic. The knives also used to be made with AUS8 blades, which kept the cost down. Now, though they still have AUS8 offerings, they're using an exceptionally high grade CTS-XHP stainless that holds an incredible edge, but costs more. The Rajah, Espada, Ti-Lite and others come in very large blade lengths (and smaller models). CS's heart treat also is exceptional.

The Espada's wave feature opens the blade as you pull it out of your pocket. I always warn people beforehand so they don't suffer a heart attack when I do it. The son of a friend of mine took a video of me doing it, then put it on his Facebook page. "Espada" is Spanish for "sword" and the thing is a sword.
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Holy crap. I like that pig sticker & just looked it up to buy one. I've bought AR15's cheaper than that thing. $450-$600 depending on model? Wow. Bit much for my EDC blade, or any day carry for that matter.
If you still want to buy one, i think I know where mine is. I haven't used or carried it in ages. Pretty certain I didn't spend that kind of money either, that would have been really reckless.
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Holy crap. I like that pig sticker & just looked it up to buy one. I've bought AR15's cheaper than that thing. $450-$600 depending on model? Wow. Bit much for my EDC blade, or any day carry for that matter.
It's fairly easy to find on the interned for way less than the price range you listed. There is also an all black DLC coated G-10 handled version that can be had for even less.

I'm usually a Spyderco only guy, but I find this knife extremely tempting.
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