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    Knife laws in Northern Territory?

    Just wondering what the knife laws are like in the Northern Territory. I was wanting to have a 4 inch fixed blade knife with me whilst I am camping in the bush, but I would also have the knife in by hiking pack whilst traveling around Darwin. I know the chance of being caught with it is slim but I want be on the safe side.
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    Don't go flashing it around in public and you'll be fine.

    Edit: On that note I had a 22cm bayonet stolen from my hiking pack in ali pring a few years back - went through my pack and only took the knife. You may need a bigger blade
    Take it or leave it.

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    they're mandatory
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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveNT View Post
    they're mandatory
    Haha I know. I am mainly wanting to have a knife incase I wake up with a croc in my tent lol (a knife isn't much but it's better then going fisty cuffs with a croc lol)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fuscus View Post
    However, that is what life is like at that end of the food chain, life fast, die young and have a gruesome corpse.


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    4 inches... THAT'S not a knife! THIS.... The one I take pigging is 5 1/2" and I have to admit something more along the lines of 7 or 8 would be better when I hit up on a bigger grunter but then again any croc that you survive long enough to find and use your knife on probably won't require anything bigger.

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    Anywhere in Australia the knife laws allow for legitimate reasons to carry ; work , hunting , fishing , camping etc . Just NEVER say it is for protection .
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    If you are flying up you may have a problem?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Darlyn View Post
    If you are flying up you may have a problem?
    Not if its in the checked luggage

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tsubakai View Post
    Not if its in the checked luggage
    Wondered about that. I like to take my stiletto switchblades with me when I travel, lucky I can throw them in a bag : )
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    I ran into a couple of duck hunters coming back from Adelaide the other week who'd forgotten they had some pretty big blades strapped to them. They were glad I pointed it out cos they were standing in a Maccas line with a couple of cops about to walk through the door

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    I bought a great blade when I went up to NT. just declare it when u leave the state. ( you could always say u use it to cut oranges :p )
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    Quote Originally Posted by Darlyn View Post
    Wondered about that. I like to take my stiletto switchblades with me when I travel, lucky I can throw them in a bag : )
    Probably not a good idea to admitting to owning a knife which is illegal in every state of Australia.....just a hint.

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    Lol, use your head! Camping with a utility knife you will be fine. Get caught in the city with a blade of any kind on your person that you can't explain you will get effed in the ay and you will deserve it. In the city unless it is in your travel pack don't carry it.
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    hay i dont mind opening my mouth to every one as that is what im like

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    Yer the knife would definitely be in my travel pack when I wasn't camping. Carrying it around in the city would be stupid, unless I was going to play knifey spoony lol.
    I was trying to find the regulations with having fixed blades in checked luggage, I could only find what you aren't allowed in your carry on luggage. If I can I will take a knife from home, if not I will buy 1 up there then post it home before I leave.
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    However, that is what life is like at that end of the food chain, life fast, die young and have a gruesome corpse.


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    Quote Originally Posted by abnrmal91 View Post
    Yer the knife would definitely be in my travel pack when I wasn't camping. Carrying it around in the city would be stupid, unless I was going to play knifey spoony lol.
    I was trying to find the regulations with having fixed blades in checked luggage, I could only find what you aren't allowed in your carry on luggage. If I can I will take a knife from home, if not I will buy 1 up there then post it home before I leave.
    Aw, I see you've played knifey/spooney before! Well played abs, well played.

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