Credit Card Knives:

Boker Plus Credit Card Knife: A unique design from Massachusetts knifemaker John Kubasek. With its compact dimensions, slim profile, and removable pocket clip, this piece offers a variety of carry options. Fits perfectly in the credit card compartment of your wallet, can be carried via clip in the pocket of your shirt, or on a ball chain (included) around your neck. This extremely lightweight knife also features a reliable and sturdy frame lock mechanism, titanium liner and black-coated 440C stainless steel blade. The finger coils and handle end provide a surprisingly ergonomical and comfortable grip. The perfect everyday companion! Warning: Credit card knives may not be legal in some states.

 

Specs

Boker Plus

Blade: 440C stainless steel

Handle: Stainless steel

Titanium liner

Removable pocket clip

Blade length: 2.25 in (5.7 cm)

Closed length: 2.8 in (7.1)

Overall length: 5 in (12.7 cm)

Weight: 1.1 oz (31 g)

Included (2) Ball chains – 1 original, 1 extra

Available: https://www.bokerusa.com/pocketknives/boker-plus/tactical-knives/credit-card-knife-black-01bo011 US$39.95 (Dec 2017)

See Also:

http://www.theultralighthiker.com/small-thin-pocket-knives/

http://www.iainsinclair.com/en/cardsharp4-natural.html

Below: the Cardsharp Knife:

PS: You can’t carry anything at all for personal defence in Victoria. To do so carries a 14 year penalty. Year before last I spent months fighting being caught at the airport on my way to NZ with a fruit knife ie a pocket knife with a blade less than 50 cm – even though I was also carrying fruit! One of the above, which had been a gift, and which I had completely forgotten was in my wallet.

They were seriously going to charge me with carrying a ‘prohibited weapon’ ie akin to a machine gun or a bazooka. A young ‘lady’ cop was the problem, one who, as I said to her, could not tell the difference between the bad guys she did not have the courage to pursue and a retired farmer who had never hurt anyone and was therefore ‘easy game’ for her litigation.

I employed a specialist lawyer who demanded a copy of the law she was wanting to charge me under. She could not find it, but still wanted to make a nuisance of herself. I went to the Firearms Officer and transferred all the guns into Della’s name because as soon as she charged me they would cancel my Firearms Licence. This cost me over $300 (for which reason I still have not transferred them back).

The Firearms Officer contacted her supervising sergeant who managed to persuade her that there were other more dangerous felons she should pursue, but not before I had to upgrade my firearms security to a safe costing over $1,000, even though (as I told him – and he agreed) there was nothing illegal about me having loaded firearms leaning up against the wall when I was home – and they had been quite safe in my old storage cabinet for 35 years. They never returned my confiscated fruit knife. Nonetheless a very stressful three months, and considerable costs. If it had not been for the intervention of the Firearms Officer I would have lost all respect for the police. I don’t have a lot now though.

Conclusions: While such knives are beautiful, ingenious and very very useful – I would not recommend carrying one in the State of Victoria – though they might in fact be legal. Anyway, don’t try to take one through Airport Security – though I confess mine must have gone through Security at least half a dozen times before it was detected!.

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