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    Question carrying a knife in public!?

    Just wondering if any one knew about carrying a blade in public throughout variouse regions of the DR ?
    it could be concealed under my tshirt, or worn on a belt or shoulder strap. The knife I am reffering to is similar to a bowie knife so the blade is about 10inches, so this is not a Swiss army knife.
    I will be living in the DR for six months, going out drinking late and staying in unsecure budget accomodation. I'm not going to be carrying it much and it's a last resort.
    Any advice is welcome thank you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pledge View Post
    Just wondering if any one knew about carrying a blade in public throughout variouse regions of the DR ?
    it could be concealed under my tshirt, or worn on a belt or shoulder strap. The knife I am reffering to is similar to a bowie knife so the blade is about 10inches, so this is not a Swiss army knife.
    I will be living in the DR for six months, going out drinking late and staying in unsecure budget accomodation. I'm not going to be carrying it much and it's a last resort.
    Any advice is welcome thank you!
    Yes, no problem, if you want someone to take it from you and beat you with the dull end just to embarrass you.

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    thanks for the very informative answer bro!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MyBocaChica View Post
    Yes, no problem, if you want someone to take it from you and beat you with the dull end just to embarrass you.
    Hmmmmm.....Is this from experience

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    not but for real can some one please enlighten me on this matter with out the BS?

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    It is legal to carry a knife. Many Dominicans walk around with Machetes.

    It is illegal to carry knives and guns during and 10 days before the Christmas Holiday. I think this is still the rule, but it may be only for Santo Domingo.

    The local term for a knife that size is "Arma de Blanca", and many clubs / discos will require you to check it at the door.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TOOBER_SDQ View Post
    It is legal to carry a knife. Many Dominicans walk around with Machetes.

    It is illegal to carry knives and guns during and 10 days before the Christmas Holiday. I think this is still the rule, but it may be only for Santo Domingo.

    The local term for a knife that size is "Arma de Blanca", and many clubs / discos will require you to check it at the door.
    Thank you, so it should not attract 'negative' attention if it were subtly hanging from my shoulder per say?

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    You will be scanned as you go into many clubs and discos, so the BEEP will give it away....and you will have to turn it in. I do not think you would want to go against a Haitian or Dominican armed with a type of Lengua Mime....about 14"- 16" of 3/4" double sided "pig-stickers".

    So, set aside your knife, keep a low profile, and behave yourself...

    HB

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    yea I hear you! I have no trouble turning it over at the door, as long as I get it back when I exit! It would be slung low and out of site most of the time, I'm not looking for any trouble, just wanted to be leagaly equipped if trouble came my way. This is not the first time a side arm has saved my life

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    not looking to get in trouble in the club either ..just be carried for defensive means outside of these venues...I tend to frequent low key beach bars etc

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