It starts with the invention or more likely discovery of the knife blade, then through its widespread use in weapons, to its adoption as a tool by tradesmen. The hidden knife has been found in Egyptian tombs from 3000 BC and was made of bronze. Bronze is an alloy or mixture consisting mainly of copper, typically together with tin as well as other metals such as nickel or zinc. 

This kind of knife may have been used for cutting rope from which, to use an example, a sail could be made. Bronze knives are found on several Asiatic sites as well as in Peru and North America. The earliest known knife in Europe is the so-called “Venus of Brassempouy” from the upper paleolithic levels of the Abbeville caves (Brassempouy is a village in France). It is decorated with fish and bears all signs of having been worked with stone tools. 

What is a Hidden Knife?

We all know how dangerous it can be to carry around a knife, but oftentimes we don't think about what the word is. The reason this word is hidden has a lot to do with the act of carrying around a concealed blade. The difference between "carrying" and "concealing" these cool knives in your pocket or under your coat, for example, will make all the difference in whether you are arrested and charged for carrying a concealed weapon.

There are two main definitions that you need to understand when it comes to knives. The first is "conceal." This is described as the act of covering up something so that others cannot see it. The second term is "carry." This describes an action of transporting or moving something from one place to another.

If you are caught with a hidden knife necklace in your pocket or on your person, but it is not concealed, you have not broken the law. You will only be arrested if you have broken another law and a knife was discovered during the stop and frisk. Realize that if there is some kind of evidence of crime, like a baggie or cash, you can be arrested for related crimes like drug possession.

History of Hidden Knives

It has been dated to about 40,000 BC. The handle has been lost or never was one since it is also made of mammoth tusk. The finished leather sheath is preserved. The handle, which was carved from ivory, has been buried with bone and the blade is in ivory. The blade is made of flint or quartzite, either plain or knapped and it may have been on a longer handle (saber). 

It may have also been a dagger. The next knife blade to be found dates to the Neolithic period in Europe (about 3500 BC). It is made of a thin sheet of carbon steel and is on display at the British Museum. By the Neolithic period, blades had appeared in other parts of Asia as well as Africa and these were made from iron or iron alloys. 

Iron is an alloy of iron and carbon that has been forged or hammered into metal by heating it to a high temperature and then getting it cold again. The natural form of iron ore is wrought iron which needs to be treated by heating it in hot air until it becomes red-hot. It then needs to be quenched by the application of a cold liquid or water, probably water because in its molten state, it would burn the hands while working with it. 

Making an iron blade from this ore involves hammering directly on the piece being fabricated or forging from which a knife can be made. The steel used in these historic blades can still be seen today although its making is now industrialized.

Reasons to Carry a Hidden Knife

Ever get frustrated when you're in a situation where you should be packing heat? It's not just the James Bond types who might want to have a hidden knife on them. People carry knives for various reasons, from opening packages to cutting cheese. Having a concealed knife is an easy way to ensure that these instances are handled with caution and safety. There are plenty of discrete options available, so no one will be any wiser. Here are the reasons of having and carrying  this cool knife:

1. Easy to Carry

This is one of the most obvious reasons to have this knife. Most people don't like carrying large objects around, such as a gun. The thought of carrying a concealed knife can be scary; however, once you get the hang of it, it becomes second nature. This knife is easy to carry and allows for your hands – and other body parts – to remain free at all times.

2. Safety

This knife can protect you from unknown threats and situations if no one else is around to help you out. Most people do not expect you to have a weapon on you, so they could attack without thinking twice about it first. Carrying a concealed knife with you can save your life in many ways.

3. Multiple Options

You may be surprised by the number of different blade styles that are on the market for concealed knives today. You can find knives with a grooved surface to them that looks like it could be a car window breaker or a knife with holes in it, which could potentially look like an ice pick. Moreover, there are options like hidden knife necklace, lipstick knife, belt buckle knife, pen knife, boot knives and more.

You can even get a knife with small spikes on the side, which is useful if you need to rip something open. There are concealed knives that look just like pens and watches, so you can blend in with the crowd as much as possible while carrying your weapon.

4. Quality

Don't worry about your hidden knife breaking when you need it to. Many of these knives are built with durable materials and can be put to good use for many years. You can even find a knife that comes with a lifetime warranty, which tells you how much an honest manufacturer believes in their product.

5. Size

These knives come in all different sizes, from large to small. It's best to choose a size that fits your needs the best without being too bulky. Choose one that has multiple attachments so it can be used in more than one scenario as well as one designed for simplicity so it won't get tangled up while you're using it.

Hiding a knife is not an easy task. You have to be smart about how you pack it as well as how you conceal it. Always take someone with you who knows what they're doing to teach you proper techniques and keep your mind on your goal of not getting caught. There are many different knife styles available today, so take time to pick the one that's perfect for you.

How to Rightly Conceal a Knife?

Most people don't like carrying large objects around, such as a gun. The thought of carrying concealed weapons can be scary; however, once you get the hang of it, it becomes second nature. A hidden knife is easy to carry and allows for your hands – and other body parts – to remain free at all times.

These knives are especially popular with hunters since a concealed weapon eliminates unnecessary safety risks that come from pulling out the weapon in front of other people in the hunting area. This is also quite helpful in areas where legal permits are necessary for carrying a concealed weapon, such as parts of Canada.

Even if you have a license to carry a concealed weapon, many people don't want to take the chance of displaying it or using it at an inconvenient time or place. With a hidden or concealed knife, you can always have it on hand without anyone else ever being aware of its presence until you're ready to use it.