what i mean by a 3.6 inch keychain knife, is that that is the max size you are allowed to carry on your person before you get in trouble with the law. not necessarily a knife attached to a keychain
oh. most areas around me use a 3-1/2 inch limit. I know one county limits to 3 inches. I don't think the state (MI) limits at all, just no dirks, daggers, swords, switchblades or gravity knives, and don't commit a crime with it.
The U.S. government doesn't have any laws at all pertaining to knives, that I am aware of.
If he's looking for a keychain knife, he certainly won't need to worry about length limits...
Thats for the responses. This isnt a legal limitation, its a secure facility limitation. The idea is that anything thats made to fit on a keychain wont be oversized, will fit in your pocket. It is a 'loose guideline, with all tools still subject to the approval of security' - This is a knife for ripping through zip ties, small wires, etc. (im a network engineer for a telephone company)
Was just asking the security guys - putting a key ring though the lanyard hole might be an option if its still small, but its dicey.
thanks orion, sending this one to them now:
How about the Spyderco Ladybug. The current model is VG-10 steel, which means it holds its edge much better than most cheaper knives. They also come with a serrated edge if you want, serrations work better on some materials but are a nuisance with some other materials. I personally like serrations. The Ladybug, I think, is the smallest model offered now by Spyderco, and it's designed to be a keychain knife.
why not attach your multitool to a keychain?
For some reason, they are allowing subjective inputs by the security people to approve or deny individual tools - *NO* multitools have been approved.But we ARE permitted a 'keychain knife'. (Yes, one of those fist blades for stabbing people is ok (As long as your keys are attached!), but a SOG tool is not, go figure)
Thanks guys, the ladybug looks discontinued, but ill look around! i might try a few - Although for what im doing i prefer serrated edges. We'll see, and ill let you know. Thanks guys!
fwiw, i carry a boker sub-com on my key chain and dual use it as a money clip. its a very good little knife and sharp enough to shave out of the box. boker make several types of subcom, some with serrations. next i've got my eye on the subclaw:
Gerber makes some keychain multi tools:
I have one that is not listed here it folds up to just bigger than a silver dollar that I bought at Wal-Mart and stays in my fishing vest.
I normally take a knife of some description everywhere. I recently worked at a smelter where all knives were banned to stop people cutting themselves. Had to surrender my leatherman.
Geez when will people take some responsibility for their own actions.
I have a CRKT k.i.s.s with tanto in black, very slim
and a Byrd Robin, which is essentially a spyderco brand i think.
I usually carry the CRKT because it weighs less, but the byrd is better suited for work. I think the CRKT with a normal pointed edge would be optimum for me but I liked the tanto for its looks
I've hold the Infantry knife. Looks great, but a bit heavy