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Posted: 8/12/2007 12:50:34 PM EDT
First let me me note I'm not from AZ so I'm not familiar with the laws, hence my question. I usually hike with a small waist pack with water bottles, small essentials and survival tools. I'm not familiar with AZs knife laws but I usually also snap on a small Ontario RAT 3 on the waist belt.


Is that allowed in AZ? Thanks from Texas
Link Posted: 8/12/2007 3:24:22 PM EDT
As far as I am concerned, it's required. I assume you aren't talking about Camelback Mountain or Squaw Peak? ( that's right, I said Squaw Peak!) In city trails it might be frowned on, but out yonder I have something a little louder and rounder with me as well.

Link Posted: 8/12/2007 3:28:47 PM EDT
You shouldn't have any problems at all. Have fun on your adventure out here.
Link Posted: 8/12/2007 8:40:22 PM EDT
Dude, I hike and hunt all around AZ with a KaBar machete on my pack, among other blades. No one cares, there are no laws prohibiting it, (unless in a city park) and I think anyone with a brain cell one would recommend carrying a knife that is actually useful.
Link Posted: 8/12/2007 9:45:28 PM EDT
Don't conceal it and you won't be in violation of CCW laws.

Be aware that most cities prohibit knives over 3 or 4" in length in city parks, unless they're being used for sandwich making or similar. I kid you not...check out paragraph C below.

For example, Glendale AZ's City Code, Parks, Weapons prohibited; exceptions:


Sec. 27-46. Weapons prohibited; exceptions.
(a) No person shall bring into any city park any weapon or firearm, including any handguns, rifles, shotguns, BB guns, CO2 or pellet gun, knives with blades longer than three and one-half (31/2) inches, explosives, fireworks, slingshots or bows and arrows, unless otherwise authorized herein or by written permission of the parks and recreation director.
(b) Persons who possess a valid concealed weapons permit are permitted to possess a firearm within a city park, unless the city park is operated pursuant to a joint use agreement with a school and the school is in session.
(c) A knife longer than three and one-half (31/2) inches may be possessed in a city park provided the knife is used solely in connection with serving or preparing food.
(Ord. No. 1944, § 3, 5-27-97; Ord. No. 2155, § 2, 7-25-00)
Link Posted: 8/13/2007 10:04:22 AM EDT

Originally Posted By VinnieBoomBah:
As far as I am concerned, it's required. I assume you aren't talking about Camelback Mountain or Squaw Peak? ( that's right, I said Squaw Peak!)





I thought I was the only one that felt like that...

Beware the PC police
Link Posted: 8/16/2007 1:02:20 PM EDT

Originally Posted By VinnieBoomBah:
As far as I am concerned, it's required. I assume you aren't talking about Camelback Mountain or Squaw Peak? ( that's right, I said Squaw Peak!) In city trails it might be frowned on, but out yonder I have something a little louder and rounder with me as well.



I'd LOVE to carry something louder and rounder but I fly here from Dallas and would rather not go through the flight routine just to bring a handgun with me. No on both Camelback or Squaw.



Thanks guys! Appreciate all the responses! I didn't have a chance to say thanks before because I'm been busy as heck exploring etc. LOL

I have been wearing my sheathe knife on my belt pack just fine and no issues or complaints from folks I have seen on the trails or mountains. We have been hiking a lot and its been a blast!! I am in Flagstaff so have been hiking the local areas and have been up to the Snowbowl area several times already. Also went to the Ben Williams mountain trail and Kendrick Peak.
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