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Q: Carrying a Knife in Peru ( No Answer,   3 Comments )
Subject: Carrying a Knife in Peru
Category: Miscellaneous
Asked by: insouciantfire-ga
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Posted: 08 Jul 2004 20:49 PDT
Expires: 07 Aug 2004 20:49 PDT
Question ID: 371668
Is it legal for a tourist to carry a knife around the waist in Peru?

Request for Question Clarification by czh-ga on 09 Jul 2004 11:54 PDT
What kind of knife are you asking about? Is it a ceremonial knife?

~ czh ~

Clarification of Question by insouciantfire-ga on 20 Jul 2004 11:47 PDT
It's a combat knife. Blade is about 6".
There is no answer at this time.

Subject: Re: Carrying a Knife in Peru
From: cmiller-ga on 09 Jul 2004 04:16 PDT
Call the consulate at the Peruvian embassy in Washington DC. They
could certainly answer your question.

Tel.: (202)
833-9860, Fax: (202) 659-8124, E-Mail.:
Subject: Re: Carrying a Knife in Peru
From: just4fun2-ga on 09 Jul 2004 11:25 PDT
There may be a differance between legal and asking for trouble. If
someone wants something of your's -  a knife means:  They use a gun.

If your attention is to carry a knife for protection, my simple
suggestion is: If you're carrying a knife and everyone can see it and
someone wants something of your's - give it to them - they'll have a
Subject: Carrying a Knife in Peru
From: valois_-ga on 17 Jul 2004 10:37 PDT
It doesn't have problem, but if you want to hurt someone with this,
maybe the police can talk to you but it isn't a heavy problem. I'm

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