jkisha wrote:It should be noted that if you need a knife for your work, this is permitted but the blade should not be over 10 inches long. If you have questions about something that might be considered a weapon, discuss the issue with your supervisor prior to arriving on the event site.
Interesting! I had never seen or heard of this before.
Unfortunately, slicing a watermelon properly with a knife that small is hard and slow. My watermelon knife has a 16 inch serrated blade and is clearly made for the task. Wouldnt work well for an assault weapon at all.
Maybe its time to take a creative look at alternatives. Maybe one of those wire saws used for backpacking would work? Or maybe a knife with a very blunt, rounded tip and unsharpened end that couldnt be effectively used for stabbing?
One thing for sure: my beloved machete is staying home.