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(2) Any knife which has any obstruction or other device of any kind which holds the blade open, the blade of which when open projects from the handle more than two (2) inches.

(3) Any knife of any kind, the blade of which when open projects from the handle more than three (3) inches. This is intended to include all knives such as butcher knives or other knives which do not close.
So does this mean a lock blade is limited to 2 inches, but a swiss army knife blade (or other non-locking folder) or a fixed blade is limited to 3 inches?
 

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Frankly, I think the law is too confusing, with no preemption and all, to even consider carrying a serious defensive knife.

Who is to say when you carry a Bowie knife openly on a belt holster that you are not violating some local law?
 

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Malum Prohibitum said:
Frankly, I think the law is too confusing, with no preemption and all, to even consider carrying a serious defensive knife.

Who is to say when you carry a Bowie knife openly on a belt holster that you are not violating some local law?
I agree. I gave up on carrying knives of any type.
 

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Malum Prohibitum said:
Frankly, I think the law is too confusing, with no preemption and all, to even consider carrying a serious defensive knife.

Who is to say when you carry a Bowie knife openly on a belt holster that you are not violating some local law?
I am saving this for a rainy day when I have nothing to do... which seems far away at this point.
 

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looks like the assisted opening knives like the kershaw i carry, and will continue to carry, clipped to my back pocket each and everyday is against the law in many of the jurisdictions i do work in. it's only got a 2 1/2 inch blade but clearly spring loaded. :shock:
 

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zookeper said:
looks like the assisted opening knives like the kershaw i carry, and will continue to carry, clipped to my back pocket each and everyday is against the law in many of the jurisdictions i do work in. it's only got a 2 1/2 inch blade but clearly spring loaded. :shock:
Depends on the definition of spring. Switchblade knives have coil type springs (what most picture a spring to be).

The Kershaws use a torsion bar.
 

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[Depends on the definition of spring. Switchblade knives have coil type springs (what most picture a spring to be).

The Kershaws use a torsion bar.
But a coil spring is nothing but a torsion spring wound about an axis. So they are actually.....

Oops, I almost started using real, technical knowledge and logic to disect a legal matter. Let me try again:

Right on, the look different so they must be completely different. Ban the scary looking one!
 

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Sine Nomen said:
Gunstar1 said:
[Depends on the definition of spring. Switchblade knives have coil type springs (what most picture a spring to be).

The Kershaws use a torsion bar.
But a coil spring is nothing but a torsion spring wound about an axis. So they are actually.....

Oops, I almost started using real, technical knowledge and logic to disect a legal matter. Let me try again:

Right on, the look different so they must be completely different. Ban the scary looking one!
:righton: Exactly!
 

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Malum Prohibitum said:
Frankly, I think the law is too confusing, with no preemption and all, to even consider carrying a serious defensive knife.

Who is to say when you carry a Bowie knife openly on a belt holster that you are not violating some local law?
In all honesty, unless you know how to knife fight and have some experience in it, I'd recommend not bothering with a defensive knife and sticking to a concealed pistol or something else for several reasons:

1) Knife fighting is a lot harder to learn and execute correctly than gun fighting. Might as well go for the easier, and just as deadly, option.

2) Knives are generally as restricted as pistols in places you can carry them. So you might as well go for the option that gives you more fire power.

Carrying around a decent knife to be used as a tool though, I highly recommend.
 

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It sure is more silent than a firearm, and it gives you that up close and personal satisfaction.
 

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Malum Prohibitum said:
It sure is more silent than a firearm, and it gives you that up close and personal satisfaction.
Is the President of GCo advocating getting wet?! :shock:
 

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It sure is more silent than a firearm, and it gives you that up close and personal satisfaction.
Oh, it's a lot quieter than a firearm. It's a great tool if you're going on a killing spree and don't want to sound the alarm too early. But a "self-defense knife" implies that you'd pull it out when attacked by someone else in order to defend your life/property/etc. In that case your first priority is winning and silence, while golden, is a lot farther down the list.
 

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[quote="Malum Prohibitum":du7a33vs]It sure is more silent than a firearm, and it gives you that up close and personal satisfaction.
Is the President of GCo advocating getting wet?! :shock:[/quote:du7a33vs]

:shock: :shock:
 

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USMC - Retired said:
[quote="Malum Prohibitum":3qzkhvg9]It sure is more silent than a firearm, and it gives you that up close and personal satisfaction.
Is the President of GCo advocating getting wet?! :shock:
:shock: :shock:[/quote:3qzkhvg9]
I wonder what color that tie was when he bought it...
 

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I carry my Kershaw Ken Onion to open boxes...you never know when you are going to come across a taped up box...

oh, the second knife on my weak side?? Thats incase my first knife breaks or becomes too dull opening all those boxes :evil:
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Yeah, I use knives for tasks other than killing people also, like cutting rope, sharpening pencils, cleaning under the fingernails, opening bags/boxes, etc
 

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Yeah, I use knives for tasks other than killing people also, like cutting rope, sharpening pencils, cleaning under the fingernails, opening bags/boxes, etc
++ Knives are terrible weapons for killing people.
 

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Yeah, I use knives for tasks other than killing people also, like cutting rope, sharpening pencils, cleaning under the fingernails, opening bags/boxes, etc
Sadly that's what mine gets used for the most. Good thing it hasn't jumped out my pocket and killed someone yet. I better not take it anywhere anymore. :roll:
 

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GAGunOwner said:
Malum Prohibitum said:
Frankly, I think the law is too confusing, with no preemption and all, to even consider carrying a serious defensive knife.

Who is to say when you carry a Bowie knife openly on a belt holster that you are not violating some local law?
I agree. I gave up on carrying knives of any type.
I decided to take a chance and start carrying a small pocket knife, mostly for use as a tool.
 

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GAGunOwner said:
GAGunOwner said:
Malum Prohibitum said:
Frankly, I think the law is too confusing, with no preemption and all, to even consider carrying a serious defensive knife.

Who is to say when you carry a Bowie knife openly on a belt holster that you are not violating some local law?
I agree. I gave up on carrying knives of any type.
I decided to take a chance and start carrying a small pocket knife, mostly for use as a tool.
And sometimes for use as a banana?
 
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