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A souvenir-weapon is location dependent, meaning that the souvenir must be an obvious and well known item related to the destinationâ€™s history or culture.
For example; Parisâ€™s Eiffel Tower or New Yorkâ€™s Empire State Building miniature metal statue souvenirs.
Both of which can be used as force multipliers in a pinch and without concealment – of which are widely available in the streets of their respective cities.
However, sometimes the local souvenir is an actual weapon, or at least a replica of one that represents something of importance to the destination.
Replica or not, they may still be used as one.
Shown above are several Phurba Dagger souvenirs I recently acquired from Kathmandu, Nepal.
While obviously not an actual artifact but a mere replica, itâ€™s handmade from a solid piece of brass and has a moderately sharp point, effective as a special circumstance CQC tool, at least in my hands.
Other than the utility usefulness of these souvenir-weapons, the important factor is that it gives the wielder plausible deniability of carrying a â€œweaponâ€.
Or more specifically, plausible legality to carry it.
In almost every case, this should be legal, at worst a bypass of the local laws but hardly a violating it.
[PHOTO :Urban Survival Knives]