Skip to comments.Knife Rights Welcomes AKTIís Support of Knife Rightsí Federal Law Initiative
Posted on 02/05/2014 7:05:44 PM PST by marktwain
Washington, DC --(Ammoland.com)- Knife Rights is pleased to welcome American Knife and Tool Institutes (AKTI) support for Knife Rights signature initiative new federal legislation to protect the travels of law-abiding knife owners from a patchwork of conflicting local laws.
Conceived by Knife Rights in 2010, the recently-introduced legislation is the product of three years of groundbreaking work by Knife Rights. The Knife Owners Protection Act (KOPA) is patterned after a federal law protecting the travels of law-abiding gun owners, but with significant improvements addressing decades of courtroom experience with that law.
Knife Rights recruited top legal talent in the nation to draft and refine KOPA back in January, 2011, recalled Doug Ritter, Chairman and Founder of Knife Rights. With contributions from knife owners and a donation from Becker Knife & Tool, we retained a team of dedicated professionals to get the job done from concept to bill introduction, continued Ritter. KOPA was conceived as a compliment to Knife Rights aggressive state law initiatives.
We honed and refined literally dozens of drafts, with ongoing input from Second Amendment organizations that have decades of litigation experience with courts that have undermined the existing gun owner protection law, observed Ritter. Only after we were satisfied that our proposed legislation would not be subject to the same vulnerabilities did we begin the painstaking process of recruiting bill sponsors on Capitol Hill. That process culminated in the successful introduction of House Bill H.R.3478 on November 13, 2013.
Protecting knife owners is Knife Rights only mission one we have pursued vigorously at both the state and national level, said Ritter. Thats why Knife Rights is so pleased to welcome the knife industry trade organization AKTIs support of the Senate version of our legislation, Senate Bill S.1955, introduced on January 16, 2014.
ATKI has heralded the introduction of the Senate version of Knife Rights federal initiative in a recent press release and newsletter.
Knife Rights welcomes AKTIs support and encourages other industry organizations and individual knife owners to support Knife Rights work on this pioneering legislation as well. Donate to Knife Rights can be made at www.KnifeRights.org/Donate
A FAQ on KOPA with additional details and background can be found at: http://bit.ly/1arZIa0
ABOUT KNIFE RIGHTS
Knife Rights (www.KnifeRights.org) is Americas grassroots knife owner organization, aggressively fighting for a Sharper Future for all knife owners. As the premiere organization of its kind, Knife Rights is dedicated to providing an effective voice for knife owners in the public policy arena. In the past four years Knife Rights has passed pro-knife legislation in 11 states and stopped anti-knife legislation in four states. Knife Rights is also lead plaintiff in a federal civil rights lawsuit challenging New York Citys extreme persecution of knife owners. Knife Rights has filed pro-knife legislation in eight states so far in 2014.
Knife Rights continues to lead the way with aggressive proactive legislative action to defend and protect knife owners rights. KOPA is just another example of our groundbreaking efforts to create a Sharper Future for all Americans.
For more information contact:
Todd Rathner Director of Legislative Affairs trathner@KnifeRights.org
I have been fascinated by knives and edged weapons since I was a small boy. They can be fearsome weapons. Right beside my bed right now is a Fiskars hatchet.
Of course I also have two automatic pistols and a pump shotgun loaded with 7 rounds of 00Buck.
For some reason I have always feared edged weapons in the hands of people I do not trust.
I wish I could afford a high quality claymore.
I actually have that one and also a cheaper but still good version made in South Africa. Both by Cold Steel.
Not really fond of getting the federal government involved in something like this.
Big Brother’s door swings both ways.
Have read lotsa good reviews about CS stuff, and their pricing seems quite reasonable too.
Are you sure that is a Kabar? It is too much trouble to try and dig mine out but in my memory that is exactly what mine looks like. Sheath also looks the same.
Look close. Says Ka-bar right on the blade...
I cannot quite make it out but will take your word.
I still am a little suspicious that it is a cold steel one with Kabar branding it.
Actually now that I think about it, the handle is different from the Cold Steel one but looks very, very similar to a series of knives made by Ontario called “spec plus”.
I guess I will have to accept it as made by Kabar tho unless I can disprove it.
(pre-fag) Scout's honor, it's this one, but about $30 cheaper at Amazon:
The price of the Kabar and Ontario are very similar. The blades are slightly different but the handles are very alike.
Oh this is going to be an awesome thread!
Videos like this one.
The one thing that really impressed me about the one I bought was how THICK it is across the spine of the blade. It's a solid SLAB of steel around 3/8" at the peak of the bend.
The balance is phenomenal as well. You can hack away trimming trees/brush with remarkably little arm fatigue like you'd expect from a machete or brush axe.
And as imposing a blade as it is, 13.5" blade on mine, I'd EDC the dang thing as well. Proudly.
It was a birthday present to myself last year. :-)
Sharp and pointy things... :-)
I’ve been jonesing for one of those from Khukri House.
One note though: unless you are buying one of their higher dollar models, expect the "finish" to not be artisan/laser cut quality. These are HAND MADE but are extremely functional. If you want a wallhanger, by a pretty one elsewhere. If you want a tool you aren't going to be afraid to really USE... I'd recommend one.
What is the circular notch near the hilt for?
The most appealing and distinctive part of the khukuri is the notch or Cho cut into the blade directly in front of the grip and the bolster. The Cho or Kaudi in Nepalese that separates the khukuri from the world of knives arouses much interest because of its unique shape and utility objectives. Practically the notch works as a blood dipper to prevent the blood or fluid from going towards the handle so that firm grip can be maintained throughout the execution and also as a stopper to stop Chakmak (sharpener) from reaching the handle area when sharpening while running down the edge of the khukuri blade.
Similarly the notch also has religious significance as it signifies the Hindu fertility symbol (OM) and represents the sacred cows hoof (as cow is worshipped in Nepal).It is also believed to have been developed as a device for catching and neutralizing an enemy blade in close combat.
However, myths like notch being a target device to capture an enemys sight within it and hurl the blade like a boomerang to snick of his head is not true as khukuri is never thrown. As well the notch being a can opener or rest curvature for index finger of the using hand while slicing are all fictitious. The first khukuri blade ever known to the modern mankind had the Cho and some drawings found in an Indian temple around 600AD also depict it in the blade.
Almost all khukuri that originated in the past had the legendary notch and even the modern ones continue to carry this distinctive tradition.
Well now I know! Thanks.
You are welcome...
Side note: there was a history pamphlet, cert of authenticity, etc in the box with my khukri when it arrived. The same info that’s on the website.
The Cold Steel and Kabar kukris look good and the rubberized handles would be nice until they wore out. However I think their tempered steel high carbon blades would be more brittle than an Indian or Nepali-made kukri. I'm sure they are more now but mine was $20 in the mid '90s. Hard to beat that value.
Agreed on all points.
The spring steel some of the Nepalese blades are forged from are ideal for a hard use blade. Springy, but the “packing”/work hardening of the forging process tempers into a very versatile blade that can hold an equally surprising sharp edge.
Try that with a ground 440C blade... Hehhe...
When you’re running down a trench lopping off ChiCom heads as you go you don’t want the blade of your kukri snapping in two! ;-)
Never had to do that...
I take it I’m missing out. Nice to know I have the right tool for the job should the need arise...
To be honest I'm not a Gurkha warrior either. But the blade is strong enough to do some serious prying if need be. I would never do that with mine unless it were an emergency of some kind but it carries the potential. It would be difficult to break if you set out to do it.