Q. I’ve been looking at buying a new knife. I found a sheath knife with a 5-inch blade. If I did get one could I carry it?
— Mike the Knife, Colonia, N.J.
A. Good question, Mike. Though BSA has no national policy against large sheath knives, the organization does discourage their use for safety reasons. In fact, most local councils and camps do expressly prohibit the use of such knives. Better choice: A good folding knife with a locking blade. There are hundreds to choose from, many which meet the same needs as a five-inch sheath knife.
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