A boot knife, or a gambler’s dagger, is a small fixed-blade knife (usually, a dagger) that is designed to be carried in, or on a boot. Typically, such a knife is worn on a belt, or under a pant leg. I usually carry a boot knife when I go hunting, camping, or target shooting up in the mountains.
It’s not that I ‘need’ one, you could just say that when I do carry one, it’s out of force of habit. Cause it’s better to have one and not need it, than need one and not have it…just sayin’.
What is a boot knife and what is it used for?
A boot knife is generally a fixed-blade, aka non-folding, knife that tucks into a sheath that goes inside your boot or straps to your ankle. The rationale behind a boot knife is some degree of always-accessible convenience as well as some degree of concealment if desired.
Because the knife is basically waiting at your ankle, you’ll only ever be a second or two away from having a weapon. Boot knives are just compact, portable and useful to strap on any time you expect to need some cutting power or some quick self-defense.
Are boot knives legal?
Generally speaking, yes! Boot knives as a kind of knife are not typically singled out by laws for legality because they’re hard to specifically define. Most knife regulations have to do with the length of the blade, whether it’s sharpened on one or both sides or how the knife opens.
YouTuber ‘Zac in the Wild’ had this to say about his video:
The boot knife world is riddled with mis-information and bad knives. We tested out every boot knife out there and found the 4 that you would actually want to carry and that would actually be useful! We carried and extensively tested every boot knife on this list and I have been carrying a boot knife almost every day for 2 years so you know we have some expert insight into what you will actually find useful. Some fixed blades can be used as boot knives but it is pretty hit or miss. If you have found a combination that works well let us know in the comments!
H/T – yahoo/Life