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#357151 - 11/07/09 05:55 AM Knife laws?  
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I often carry a knife where I live now. Some folders, some fixed blades, none too big though, I never have any problems as I dont conceal these blades.

Does anyone know what the laws are for knives in belize?

For concealed blades and non concealed ones?

Thank you!

AC

#357152 - 11/07/09 07:07 AM Re: Knife laws? [Re: A C]  
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Machetes are carried openly everywhere, so I don't see where a knife would be a problem. Machetes are tools used in a wide range of applications and they are also the weapon of choice in Belize.

#357153 - 11/07/09 07:38 AM Re: Knife laws? [Re: catdance62]  
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There is a law on the size of knives, I can't remember exactly what it states, but I believe switchblades are illegal and you cannot carry a knife with a blade over either 4 or 5 inches long.


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#357154 - 11/07/09 08:15 AM Re: Knife laws? [Re: papashine]  
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If I recall correctly, you are a practitioner of the martial arts. Why would you need a knife ?



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#357156 - 11/07/09 08:49 AM Re: Knife laws? [Re: Ernie B]  
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It may be wise not to carry a knife to a gun fight, JMHO


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#357168 - 11/07/09 09:56 AM Re: Knife laws? [Re: catdance62]  
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Originally Posted by catdance62
Machetes are carried openly everywhere, so I don't see where a knife would be a problem. Machetes are tools used in a wide range of applications and they are also the weapon of choice in Belize.

I would have to agree with you but recently (this year) the Police have been arresting and magistrates have been prosecuting machete carrying people. It seems to balance on intent to go armed or just carrying a tool on your way to work.
We've(people in the North)had a lot of the bicycle to work traffic on the beach carrying machetes and whacking dogs as they run out to bark at them passing.


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#357175 - 11/07/09 11:47 AM Re: Knife laws? [Re: elbert]  
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Just checked with the local police.
any open blade knife is NOT allowed to be carried.
A folding blade knife must not have a blade more than 3" long, but you must be able to show reason for carrying it, ie. work fishing ect. They said that it is the officers choice to arrest or not when finding someone carrying a knife.

Best advice is, if you are coming to A/C to live, leave your knives at home....Rambo's not welcome here..


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#357254 - 11/09/09 01:26 AM Re: Knife laws? [Re: Tracker]  
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Originally Posted by Ernie B
If I recall correctly, you are a practitioner of the martial arts. Why would you need a knife ?


I've never had to use a knife in self defense. That being said, I always carry (as open as possible) so its visible. I mainly carry it for random reasons we all need knives. Secondly for protection. But a visible weapon (I'm told by many police friends of mine) will scare off most random attacks or muggings. Its kind of like an ADT sticker and robberies. You dont even need an alarm system to scare the robbers off.

Originally Posted by Tracker

Best advice is, if you are coming to A/C to live, leave your knives at home....Rambo's not welcome here..


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#357268 - 11/09/09 11:07 AM Re: Knife laws? [Re: A C]  
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I believe it is always illegal to carry a machete after dark, unless you can show you have to carry it from work to home.

#357270 - 11/09/09 12:22 PM Re: Knife laws? [Re: Peter Jones]  
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Thank you Tracker.

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