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Old 09-11-2014, 12:32   #31
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Re: Is it ok to bring a machete aboard?

i want the full set-i have the lil eye poking fish counting gaff, i want the cute lil wrist chopping machete, and the precious small hatchet set.......
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Re: Is it ok to bring a machete aboard?

I've still got a half dozen exploding arrows in a size I can't use with the crossbow. What's your draw length and spline.
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Machetes, or pangas, are excellent for lopping the heads off big fish. And they are widely used for that purpose.

Cocotap looks cool, but I don't think I'd try to use it to chop up a 40 lb. wahoo or cut a fouled line with it.

Use Corrosion X on your steel.
Will TSA let you on a plane with the Cocotap?
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Does Ireland really arrest people for carrying a pocket knife? Is carrying a Swiss Army knife illegal in Ireland?

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Only if they are equipped with the tiny nose-hair tweezers. Very scary indeed.
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Machetes, or pangas, are excellent for lopping the heads off big fish. And they are widely used for that purpose.

Cocotap looks cool, but I don't think I'd try to use it to chop up a 40 lb. wahoo or cut a fouled line with it.

Use Corrosion X on your steel.
A bit off topic but funny... I had never heard of a cocotap so I just did a quick google images search for one... amazing how many pics of ladies underwear come up
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The Guards (police) are not going to search you on the street for no reason but if you bring out a pocket knife in public you could be fined/arrested. Keep in mind that the Guards do not carry any weapons.
My father carried his pistol & 22 riffle to Flint High School and kept them in his locker as a member of the school's marksman team. Every boy carried a small folding knife. You used it to pare apples and clean you finger nails (no particular order). Nobody would think of harming anyone - it was what was expected in any pocket. The teacher might expect a young man to produce any number of small tools or frogs on demand. I remember, "does anyone have a screwdriver" and several would appear. We have all gone nuts.
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My father carried his pistol & 22 riffle to Flint High School and kept them in his locker as a member of the school's marksman team. Every boy carried a small folding knife. You used it to pare apples and clean you finger nails (no particular order). Nobody would think of harming anyone - it was what was expected in any pocket. The teacher might expect a young man to produce any number of small tools or frogs on demand. I remember, "does anyone have a screwdriver" and several would appear. We have all gone nuts.
So true, at recess we would all go out and play mumblypeg with our jack knives or in some cases, hunting knives.


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How else can you put the lime in the coconut
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I prefer my hatchet, it's a lot easier to control and I still have 7 fingers...
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So true, at recess we would all go out and play mumblypeg with our jack knives or in some cases, hunting knives.


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I grew up in rural Mississippi. In deer and duck season, we would go hunting in the morning before school, and drive straight to school, and then head back out to the fields, straight from school. There would always be dozens of trucks with rifles and shotguns in the back window racks. And, nobody massacred anybody.

Our society has changed a lot since then, and in most ways, not for the better. But, we're here now and there is no putting the crazy genie back in the bottle.
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Capt Goodlander had a good article on this in Cruising World recently....he carries a machete and a poker. Other lines of defense too. Many covered on the forums. It is a good read.
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It's the difference between being citizens with leaders, or subjects with rulers.

If you don't want to make the important choices about your own freedom, someone else is always around to make those choices for you. but there's a difference.

Well said, Canibul. Unfortunately, there is a rampant trend in "civilized" countries around the world to punish the "many" based upon the actions of the "few". There is no logic or reason for the argument, simply the desire by those in power to panic the herd by fear into submission and compliance for their own good. In the end, it's probably what the herd wanted all along since when they follow the dictates of their leaders . . . they no longer have to think. Good luck and good sailing.
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Re: Is it ok to bring a machete aboard?

Ok, so I enjoy the freedom of not having to worry if any one of the thousands of people I am near each day (in Australia) is carrying a knife.

I believe that freedom from fear is a right too.

Each of us has a different idea of freedom.
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Most places . . . no problem . . . . but in parts of Australia and UK it could be. Take a look at this, for instance:Victoria Police - New Weapons Laws
Those laws are targeted at young people and came in because too many young people were carrying knives, etc, when they went out 'partying' and too many were presenting at casualty missing the odd limb or two... samurai swords were the weapon of choice at one time.

AS a result it is now illegal to own a samurai sword in Victoria unless you are a licenced collector... the ownership of machetes is not illegal as they have a legitimate use.... so sez the Victorian government.

http://www.bronzemoonoutdoors.com.au...-shop/machetes
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