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Pocket Knife #96944
02/04/05 09:53 AM
02/04/05 09:53 AM
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jswingchun Offline OP
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Any problem with carrying a pocket knife in AC or anywhere else in Belize for that matter? We will be in Belize in a couple of weeks. I carry a folding knife with a pocket clip everywhere I go and would feel lost without it. It is the kind of knife that when you carry it it sticks out of the top of your pocket a little. I know I will have to put it in my check on baggage and can't have it on the airplane. It's a fairly large knife for a folder, the blade is 3.75 inches. I have read not to carry a knife in Mexico or you may get hassled by the police. I have never seen any mention of the police in Belize being anything like the reputation that Mexican police have but I thought I would ask here.

Re: Pocket Knife #96945
02/04/05 10:05 AM
02/04/05 10:05 AM
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SimonB Offline

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Plenty of people carry a Leatherman around without problem.

Re: Pocket Knife #96946
02/04/05 10:08 AM
02/04/05 10:08 AM
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Savannah, GA USA
CrackerLarry Offline
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I would not go anywhere without my pocket knife. I carried one like you described for 10 days without a problem.

Re: Pocket Knife #96947
02/04/05 11:19 AM
02/04/05 11:19 AM
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Cottage Grove MN
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just don't try to carry it with you on the plane.

Re: Pocket Knife #96948
02/04/05 11:23 AM
02/04/05 11:23 AM
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SP Daily Offline
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Leave it home and buy a machete when you get here.

Re: Pocket Knife #96949
02/04/05 11:33 AM
02/04/05 11:33 AM
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jswingchun Offline OP
jswingchun  Offline OP
CrackerLarry - Thanks, that's what I was hoping to hear.

Jesse - Were you serious? I can't see me carrying a machete with me everywhere I go. As cool as that would be.... Just in case I want one, where is a good place to get one?

Re: Pocket Knife #96950
02/04/05 01:39 PM
02/04/05 01:39 PM
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Posts: 476
Indianapolis, IN, USA
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If you read the Belize news for a while, you will see reports of "choppings". It seems whacking your "enemies" with machetes is almost as popular as shooting them. So don't start any fights with your knife or you may end up in a Crocodile Dundee type situation "That's not a knife. (Dundee draws knife) Now that's a knife."
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Re: Pocket Knife #96951
02/05/05 07:46 PM
02/05/05 07:46 PM
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dexte@ Offline
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I carry my fillet knife.....last year a bartender up north tried to buy it off me...I also never leave home without my buck knife.... (never know when I might want a lime slice in my beer) ...I wear it on my belt, no one has ever said a word

Re: Pocket Knife #96952
02/05/05 07:49 PM
02/05/05 07:49 PM
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San Pedro
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Re: Pocket Knife #96953
02/05/05 08:37 PM
02/05/05 08:37 PM
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silkpainter Offline
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I agree with Jesse, leave your pocket knife at home and buy a machette. I had a friend take a picture of me with my machette. I sent the photo to my mom for her birthday. I use my machette to hack back the bushes in my yard. The local men see me chopping dead branches from trees and take a wide path around - I guess its very un-lady-like. In Belize, a woman swinging a machette is very rarely a good thing. Except in my case. When using a machette, the left hand really has to pay atttention to what the right hand is doing.

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