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Knife laws in the Philippines.

Discussion in 'Band of Glockers' started by anticentipede, Nov 21, 2006.

  1. anticentipede

    anticentipede IN GOD WE TRUST

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    Greeting mga kabayan.

    I've been looking for Philippine knife laws, so do we have any?

    Which knives are allowed to be carried in pulic and which aren't?

    Which knives are allowed to be carried and used for self defense, and which aren't?

    I want to know because i have a few cheap brandless fixed knives that i would like to carry with me wherever i go so that i would have a lethal self defense option.

    Thank you.
     
  2. attyjpl

    attyjpl Dark Justice

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    Order in the Court!!


    i think we have a couple of knife laws: presidential decree no. 9, as amended by batas pambansa bilang 6.

    here is the link:

    http://www.chanrobles.com/bataspambansabilang6.htm
     


  3. mikey177

    mikey177 Remember

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    From the link posted by attyjpl:

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    I wonder if staying alive constitutes a lawful activity? :)
     
  4. HEAVY

    HEAVY "Verify!"

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    not here. :)
     
  5. KevlarSix

    KevlarSix Senior Member

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    Which is why I carry a Leatherman instead... Ala Russel Crowe in the movie PROOF OF LIFE where he used a Leatherman to silence a sentry.
     
  6. choi_tan2000

    choi_tan2000 BoG # 55555

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    sir. attyjpl,so any size basta matulis hindi pwede dalhin ?
    good day po

    maliban kung connected sa work mu ?

    LEO, FArmers? even swiss knife po pala di rin pwede ?

    masyado atang malawak defenition ng law ntn.

    buti pa ang gun pwede ptc or ptt hehe

    ung knife di pwede hehe. jok lang po
     
  7. G19cPH

    G19cPH

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    Ako i carry a Gerber multi-plier everyday..:)
     
  8. choi_tan2000

    choi_tan2000 BoG # 55555

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    sir glock 19 ok lng ba un ?

    kahit sa opis lng ako work ?
     
  9. PMMA97

    PMMA97 TagaBundok

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    Yep, one could carry a gun with multiple rounds (PTCFOR) but there is no way that you could legally carry a bladed weapon unless you're a registered butcher in your local palengke kapag bumbero ka pwede sigurong magbitbit ng fire axe. :supergrin:
     
  10. mikey177

    mikey177 Remember

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    You'd be lucky if you were an FMA instructor, or were certified to teach LEOs or military personnel, ala-Tommy Lee Jones in The Hunted ;)
     
  11. KevlarSix

    KevlarSix Senior Member

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    Also it's very much easier to justify carrying a multi-tool rather than a pocket knife.
     
  12. Allegra

    Allegra

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    K lang my dlang itak choi , bsta my dla ka ring buko
     
  13. anticentipede

    anticentipede IN GOD WE TRUST

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    I was afraid of this, now i can't bring my push dagger with me when i'm outdoors. :mad:

    I can't believe all knives are banned, even one-inch ones, this is really stupid.


    Good thing the list doesn't include ninja stars, so i can still carry mine, but unfortunately ninja stars are non-lethal distraction weapons only, and i'm not accurate with them either, so i still need a close range lethal force option.

    Do you guys have any recommendations for a close range lethal force option that doesn't require much skill ( like a push dagger)?

    How effective are multitools anyway? Can the blade be deployed quickly?
     
  14. saki1611

    saki1611 BOG's #1611

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    our law about blades is too broad, i think the broader the law the more loopholes you can see. for as long as you can reason out why do you have such tools with you outside your residence, which has a lot of reasons, and your in good faith that it's not an instrument to commit a crime there wouldn't be a problem. but watch out for our LEO's who's looking at it as an opportunity ot extort money or would get interest to your very expensive knife, of course you would rather give your Php25k knife than spend sometime in jail. so my suggestion is keep your knife discreetly and prepare a good reason and keep a calling card of a very good lawyer or a very persuasive contact. just my two cents...:thumbsup:
     
  15. Kiddo

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    I think multitools are just that, tools. They aren't made to be weapons since the blade takes time to pull out.
     
  16. choi_tan2000

    choi_tan2000 BoG # 55555

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    oo nga cge magdadala ako ng buko

    hehehehe

    gilette kaya di pwede ??????

    jok lng
     
  17. mikey177

    mikey177 Remember

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    Some multitools like the Leatherman Charge and Wave have a hole in the blade that allows them to be opened one-handed, like most Spyderco folders. The speed at which this can be accomplished becomes better with practice.

    I prefer to carry a Victorinox Swisstool instead, as it has more heft than other lighter multitools. The blade cannot be deployed quickly by any stretch of the imagination, but it makes one heck of an impact weapon. It's also less "questionable" than a multitool that has a quick-open blade, but then again, that would depend on the apprehending LEO.
     
  18. attyjpl

    attyjpl Dark Justice

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    choi, if we analyze the law AS IT IS, it would pretty much cover ANY bladed weapon regardless of its size. but like saki said, the more general the law is, the more loopholes it has.

    i've been drooling for the longest time to get a knife at SOE, kaya lang mahirap idepensa ang matulis kapag nahuli ka. mabuti pa ang baril, may lisensiya. ang kutsilyo, wala. i remember a friend who was brought to the security office of a mall in recto because he was carrying a swiss army knife (2-inch blade!) i had to argue with the security personnel that the law covers only those with 4 inches blade or more. buti na lang nakalusot :animlol: regardless of this incident, i would still prefer to carry a swiss knife. :)
     
  19. choi_tan2000

    choi_tan2000 BoG # 55555

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    tnx to saki and attyjpl

    ur advise helps a lot kasi dami nga talga gray areas of the law.

    well i assumed all of us here has a good faith naman on carying a swissknife of any baled tools . ironic din nga na people can cary gun legaly but not a bladed weapon maybe kasi anybody can buy balisong at a hundred box .

    anyway tnx sir i always kip ur inputs in mind. we all law abiding kasi kaya maingat tau diba.

    but we have to protect our family and ourselves cge gun nalng tau hehe.

    c u all on sunday.

    happy shooting po


    tnx