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Old 07-02-2021, 9:32 PM
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Is it legal to carry a Camillus USMC Mark2 at the waist in its sheath on trails in the wild of a official natural park (NPS) in California ?
I Am going to hike but afraid of any wild animal encounter.

Is it legal to carry the same knife in the trunk of your car anywhere in California ?

And in the glovebox is it legal ?

Just asking for not doing anything illegal by mistake.

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Old 07-02-2021, 11:10 PM
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Hello,
1) Is it legal to carry a Camillus USMC Mark2 at the waist in its sheath on trails in the wild of a official natural park (NPS) in California ?
I Am going to hike but afraid of any wild animal encounter.

2) Is it legal to carry the same knife in the trunk of your car anywhere in California ?

3) And in the glovebox is it legal ?

Just asking for not doing anything illegal by mistake.

thanks
1) Probably yes - check the website of each park; they seem more wary of firearms.

2) and (3) - the state does not seem to care (unless some state park has such a rule, check the websites), but cities and counties are allowed to have their own laws, so you'll have to check their websites, too.

See also the knife laws sticky - http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/s...d.php?t=815906
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Old 07-03-2021, 6:38 AM
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Is it legal to carry a Camillus USMC Mark2 at the waist in its sheath on trails in the wild of a official natural park (NPS) in California ?
I Am going to hike but afraid of any wild animal encounter.
If there is wildlife that can truly hurt you, a knife isn't going to help...

Big gun or pepper spray come to mind before a knife. I dont want the big bad animal within melee range. They live in the wild and are built to kill. We're just visiting.
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Might want to go with something lower key. That might scare some people.
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I have been stopped in county owned parks in CA as I have a fixed blade knife on my back pack strap. At the trailhead it will typically state what is legal and not.

I carry anyway as my life is worth more than the dumb *** rule of not having a knife in the wild. Never had an issue in State or Fed parks.
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Might want to go with something lower key. That might scare some people.
The same knife in a Coast Guard or Air Force sheath would be much less intimidating.
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If there is wildlife that can truly hurt you, a knife isn't going to help...

Big gun or pepper spray come to mind before a knife. I dont want the big bad animal within melee range. They live in the wild and are built to kill. We're just visiting.
What does that reply have to do with the OPs question?
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