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DoubleWide
03-25-2012, 20:02
I can't find any laws regarding carrying of axes and hatchets. I'm not looking at tactical tomahawks, just hatchets and camp axes.

I really started out looking at large knives like the Junglas, but the states around me generally have a 5" max except when hunting. I know I can carry these large choppers CCW, but I figured the time I actually use it for a non-defense cutting, I might be in trouble.

Tiro Fijo
03-25-2012, 20:39
I'd say it's a good way to end up in the Psych Unit for an eval.

rilkil23
03-25-2012, 21:37
Tell me you will be wearing a viking helmet so I can complete my mental picture of the arrest. If I saw some guy walking toward my family with a tomahawk I would be ready to use deadly force. More power to you as you are an adult but them seems like a really bad idea to me. Don't mean to offend you just stating my opinion.

Warp
03-25-2012, 21:46
I can't find any laws regarding carrying of axes and hatchets. I'm not looking at tactical tomahawks, just hatchets and camp axes.

I really started out looking at large knives like the Junglas, but the states around me generally have a 5" max except when hunting. I know I can carry these large choppers CCW, but I figured the time I actually use it for a non-defense cutting, I might be in trouble.

...what state???

And yes, I figure using an axe will result in trouble.

DoubleWide
03-25-2012, 22:17
Iowa and Wisconsin

Think more going camping and running to the store than Viking warrior. More chopping wood than chopping off arms.

Z28ricer
03-25-2012, 22:18
Just put it in a sheath/pouch.

rilkil23
03-25-2012, 22:19
Iowa and Wisconsin

Think more going camping and running to the store than Viking warrior. More chopping wood than chopping off arms.

Good news as I really like my arms, reminded me of the Monty Python knight scene at the bridge.

RyanNREMTP
03-26-2012, 06:45
Tis but a scratch.

Lior
03-26-2012, 09:25
Have at you!

B.Reid
03-26-2012, 10:17
The 2nd amendment says the right to bear arms, this is not restricted to firearms. Swords, tomahawks and daggers were very popular arms in the 1700's.

MoneyMaker
03-26-2012, 10:50
Troll

Able 5
03-26-2012, 11:18
Try a smart carry

Oramac
03-26-2012, 11:19
I can't say for those states, but I know when I go camping and such here in MO we've always carried an axe/hatchet of some sort. Usually it's used to chop firewood or hammer in tent stakes and such. Never had any problems, even after talking to cops and forest rangers. Though I assume it would be different if you carried one in general, rather than while camping.

DScottHewitt
03-26-2012, 11:24
I can't find any laws regarding carrying of axes and hatchets. I'm not looking at tactical tomahawks, just hatchets and camp axes.

I really started out looking at large knives like the Junglas, but the states around me generally have a 5" max except when hunting. I know I can carry these large choppers CCW, but I figured the time I actually use it for a non-defense cutting, I might be in trouble.

http://budk.com/Gifts-and-Gadgets/Medieval-Arms/Medieval-War-Hammers-and-Clubs

http://budk.com/ProductImages/500/A05-BKTY0007.jpg

DScottHewitt
03-26-2012, 11:25
Tell me you will be wearing a viking helmet so I can complete my mental picture of the arrest. If I saw some guy walking toward my family with a tomahawk I would be ready to use deadly force. More power to you as you are an adult but them seems like a really bad idea to me. Don't mean to offend you just stating my opinion.

So, you would also shoot someone LEGALLY OPEN CARRYING who was coming in the direction of your family?!?!?

bear62
03-26-2012, 11:26
We have open carry in Colorado ........ and seeing a guy open carry a gun doesn't alarm me at all.

Now if someone someone sit down next to me in a Burger King carrying a ax .... especially if he looked like Jack Nicholson ..... I'd probably move to the other side of the room ... or maybe go out and sit in my truck ............:rofl::rofl::rofl:

DScottHewitt
03-26-2012, 11:28
I can't find any laws regarding carrying of axes and hatchets. I'm not looking at tactical tomahawks, just hatchets and camp axes.

I really started out looking at large knives like the Junglas, but the states around me generally have a 5" max except when hunting. I know I can carry these large choppers CCW, but I figured the time I actually use it for a non-defense cutting, I might be in trouble.

http://www.gerbergear.com/Apocalypse/Gear/Apocalypse-Kit_30-000601

http://www.gerbergear.com/var/gerber/storage/images/frontpage/apocalypse/gear/apocalypse-kit_30-000601/400205-66-eng-US/Apocalypse-Kit_fulljpg.jpg


of course, if you die on the highways during the emergency, some kid is gonna find your kit.....

CA Escapee
03-26-2012, 11:39
I'd say it's a good way to end up in the Psych Unit for an eval.

Don't do it on a Friday. The psych ward is probably closed for business on the weekends, the 72 hour eval would probably start on Monday. :rofl:

Bill

rilkil23
03-26-2012, 13:04
So, you would also shoot someone LEGALLY OPEN CARRYING who was coming in the direction of your family?!?!?

No I would not shoot someone that is open carrying a gun. I live in Colorado and you see it time to time. I am almost 40 years old and have never seen someone carrying an axe so I don't know how I would react. I certainly don't run around hoping to shoot someone.

slickt0mmy
03-26-2012, 13:25
Troll

For once, I agree with MoneyMaker. :faint:

rilkil23
03-26-2012, 13:33
Troll

A troll carrying and axe or just a troll?

DScottHewitt
03-26-2012, 13:43
A troll carrying and axe or just a troll?

Dangit.

I did a Google Image Search and looked at the first three pages and could not find a good troll carrying an axe pic.


Seems clubs are more popular.....


http://budk.com/ProductImages/500/A15-BKYK0413.jpg
http://budk.com/ProductImages/500/A05-BK1665.jpg

rilkil23
03-26-2012, 13:50
Dangit.

I did a Google Image Search and looked at the first three pages and could not find a good troll carrying an axe pic.


Seems clubs are more popular.....


http://budk.com/ProductImages/500/A15-BKYK0413.jpg
http://budk.com/ProductImages/500/A05-BK1665.jpg
That is one heck of a club. Can I get mine customized? I would add a short antenna so I could put my Disney Mickey Mouse ball on the end.

Bren
03-26-2012, 14:09
I'd say it's a good way to end up in the Psych Unit for an eval.

Sometimes that's the right thing to do.

Bruce M
03-26-2012, 15:04
My guess is that the further away from your campsite and the further away from the woodpile and where the wood was harvested, the greater the chances are for trouble. I would guess this would hold true especially for "open carry" of the axe but probably about equally true for "concealed carry" of the axe if discovered. How difficult or time consuming is it to remove the axe before going to the store?

packsaddle
03-26-2012, 15:22
you would be flirting with unlawful carry here in texas, depending on the specific instrument chosen.

9jeeps
03-26-2012, 16:02
WTF is wrong with you people who have this need to show yer "Arse" and IQ carrying open everything.

Axes of any type specially. You had better have saw dust or wood ehips on your clothing or some folk are going to be asking some pretty potent questions about your sanity.

jastroud
03-26-2012, 16:12
Good news as I really like my arms, reminded me of the Monty Python knight scene at the bridge.

YOUR ARM IS CHOPPED OFF!!

No it isn't.

DoubleWide
03-26-2012, 20:17
http://rgrizzleleather.com/Hatchetsheath1.JPG

Thinking something more like this.

My grandparents lived in an area where no one would give it a second look. It wouldn't be so bad if there was a law one way or another.

jeffyjeff
03-26-2012, 20:22
i dont know of any iowa specific laws regarding carrying a hatchet, but our permits cover carrying all kinds of weapons normally prohibited. i have one just like that in my car and i wouldn't think twice about strapping it to my belt and walking around with it if i felt like it, especially since the only thing visible would be part of the handle below the bottom of my tshirt. most people would probably even assume it's a hammer.

Warp
03-26-2012, 20:44
http://rgrizzleleather.com/Hatchetsheath1.JPG

Thinking something more like this.

My grandparents lived in an area where no one would give it a second look. It wouldn't be so bad if there was a law one way or another.

...and where you live?

RyanNREMTP
03-27-2012, 06:50
This is why open carry of an axe should be illegal.

http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj172/RyanNREMTP/_axe_vs_helicopter.gif

DScottHewitt
03-27-2012, 08:28
This is why open carry of an axe should be illegal.

http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj172/RyanNREMTP/_axe_vs_helicopter.gif

:rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl:

Steve50
03-27-2012, 11:59
Cooler to have one for each hand..

carloglock19
03-27-2012, 13:12
This is why open carry of an axe should be illegal.

http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj172/RyanNREMTP/_axe_vs_helicopter.gif

:rofl::rofl::rofl::supergrin: