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Categories: Metal Pocket Knife | Author: admin 11.07.2014

Here’s a list to keep you educated and out of trouble no matter where you travel in the 50 states. Alabama has one of the best knife laws in the US.If you don’t like legal speak, here is the basics of what are legal under Alabama knife laws.
A machete might be classified as a Bowie and it would be illegal if you carry it concealed.
It is illegal to not inform a police officer when they stop you that you are carrying a concealed knife when the knife is not a pocket knife.
Outside of what is listed above, it is illegal to use a knife to commit a behavior that is already illegal.
The law does not limit individuals from owning, selling, or buying any knife except for ballistic knives. In most cases, conceal carry of a common pocket knife with a blade of less than 4 inches is legal.
It is illegal to carry, open or concealed, a knife that is larger than 5 inches without a permit. The state of Illinois only banned the possession of throwing stars, switchblades, ballistic knives, and knives that open with a press of the button. You can carry any knife as long as it is not one of the banned knives listed above and that you do not have the intent to harm someone or break the law. There are no limits to concealed or open carry as long as you do not bring a knife to school. Anything besides a pocket or hunting knife can be considered a deadly weapon and would be banned from concealed carry. The law bans the carry of “other dangerous or deadly weapon usually employed in the attack on or defense of a person.” This means that, as long as the knife was not designed to attack other people, it is fine to carry concealed.
You can not conceal carry a throwing star, dirk, switchblade, gravity knife, or bowie knife. You can not open carry a throwing star, dirk, switchblade, gravity knife, or bowie knife with the intent to harm someone. It is illegal to carry, open or concealed, switchblades, dirks, daggers, stilettos, ballistic knife, double edge knives, and knuckle knives. It is illegal to carry anything that is perceived as dangerous while disturbing the peace or being arrested.
Folding knives, Swiss army knives, and kitchen knives are legal to carry as long as you do not behave in a way that makes them dangerous. The law only limits the carry of dirks, stilettos, daggers, and other sharp, double bladed stabbing tools. Knives that can be used as weapons are legal to carry as long as you do not have intent to harm others.
It is illegal to carry a knife that was designed to be a weapon (and not a tool) with the intent to harm others. Those are the general guidelines, read further to see the full details on what you can and can not own and carry. Mississippi does not restrict ownership of any type of knife for those over the age of eighteen, who have not been convicted of a felony.
You may carry any knife concealed if it is concealed in your vehicle, and not on your person. You may carry any knife concealed if you are participating in a sports activity where such a knife is legitimately used. You can open carry any knife in Mississippi, unless you are a minor or a student on educational property. It is a Class C Felony to own a switchblade knife in Missouri, unless the person possessing the switchblade is in compliance with applicable federal law. A switchblade knife is illegal to own in Montana unless you are a collector who is registered with the Sheriff in the county where your collection is kept. In New Hampshire, it is legal to own any type of knife, as long as you have not been convicted of a felony against the person or property of another or of a felony drug related offense.


A conviction for aggravated assault, arson, burglary, escape, extortion, homicide, kidnapping, robbery, aggravated sexual assault, sexual assault, bias intimidation, possession of a prohibited weapon, possession of weapon for an unlawful purpose, manufacture or transport of a prohibited weapon, unlawful possession or sale of a controlled dangerous substance, or endangering the welfare of a child prevents a person from owning certain types of knives in New Jersey. As the no carry law states that it is illegal to carry a weapon, “upon or about” the person, Oklahoma’s no carry law extends to items carried in a vehicle, not just on a person.
Oregon law does not restrict the ownership of any type of knife for those who have not been convicted of a felony.
It is not illegal to own any type of knife in Rhode Island, so long as you do not intend to use it unlawfully against another. It may be legal to own a butterfly knife, however, one should check with an attorney first, as Tennessee’s definition of a switchblade could include a butterfly knife. Tennessee Code § 39-17-1302 makes it illegal to own a switchblade knife or any other implement for the infliction of serious bodily injury or death, which has no common lawful purpose. It is illegal to open or conceal carry any knife with a blade exceeding four inches in length, with the intent to go armed. It is illegal to carry openly or concealed a dangerous or deadly weapon with the intent of using it to harm another. It is illegal to carry openly or concealed a dangerous or deadly weapon onto school or government property.
Just as the various states, counties and municipalities have a confusing and contradictory galaxy of gun laws, there are hundreds of laws restricting the possession or carrying of sharpened pieces of metal. Portland, Oregon is just across the river from Washington, and the Portland area may have the highest concentration of quality domestic knife-makers in the US: Gerber, Kershaw, Coast and CRKT all call the rainy Rose City their home, and they all crank out piles of assisted openers every year. This uber-stupid law may change very soon: matching bills are working their way through the Washington state House and Senate which will rewrite the law to permit assisted-opening knives, and will permit LEOs and EMS personnel to carry switchblades and automatic knives as well.
So legally in Michigan I could carry my PLR-16 with a 60 round magazine and even a suppressor now. If we rationalized our criminal laws, lawmakers would no longer be able to pump out legislation every session that they can then use as campaign material. Thinking about it further, I realized that your One Knife Law needs an amendment, otherwise it could present some problems.
I found out about the stupidity of state knife laws when I wanted to buy a knife as a gift for a friend back east. Right now there is legislation in committee for the state to preempt knive laws just as we do with firearms so we can do away with the crazy-quilt patchwork of laws around the state.
Florida law regarding switchblades, it is legal to own a switchblade but cannot be carried as a concealed weapon outside of your home or business.
There is no specific State rule about public buildings and knives, other than that all or most courthouses ban them in any length.
Don’t forget Benchmade in that list of awesome Portland, OR knife companies oh and we have Leatherman too (little different but still awesome). Atiya Haynes, a senior at Annapolis High School in Dearborn Heights, Michigan, received a 180-day suspension after a pocketknife was found in her purse at a football game. When Atiya Haynes’ grandfather gave her a pocketknife in July, she was hesitant to accept the gift.
None of that mattered to vice principal Cheryl Howard, who found and confiscated the knife on Sept.
There is, however, a loophole to Michigan’s zero-tolerance policy, as Haynes and her family discovered. Detroit is a place where it might make sense for a 17-year-old girl to carry a small pocketknife.
So Haynes set about trying to convince her school that she didn’t remember the knife was in her purse. Knives like switchblades, spring-assisted knives, butterfly knives and others are legal in some states and illegal in others. What this means is that it is illegal to rob a bank with a knife and you will be penalized more severely than if you robbed a bank without a weapon.
These include: cane knives (and shobi-zues), lipstick knives, belt knives, pen knives, air gauge knives, and pen knives.


However, if you are a law enforcement officer, you might be able to get an automatic opening knife because there is an exemption for “rescue knives” in the law.
If a knife can not be used to stab (has no point), it can be carried concealed as long as you do not have intent to harm someone. The former statute, 22-14-19, made it illegal for a person to own, possess or sell a ballistic knife. Courts in most states would call a butterfly knife one that opens by “gravity or inertia”, which is how Tennessee defines a switchblade knife.
Some don’t mind if you carry them discreetly, and some require them to be worn openly.
With the passage of HB2347 this week, this common-sense bill will bring Washington’s illogical knife laws into the 21st century. There’s no reason that crossing the 520 bridge should make a knife legal or illegal to possess, any more than it should make a gun legal or illegal to possess.
Concealed means close enough by you that you can readily use it while being covered by something. However, other Courts have viewed butterfly knives, not as automatic or gravity knives, but as a type of pocketknife. Rosenthal, Vermont’s Supreme Court said that under the general laws, a person may carry a dangerous or deadly weapon, openly or concealed, unless he did it with the intent or avowed purpose of injuring another. Now that you can strap up with your favorite 1911, J-Frame or Glock-alike, it’s only natural to assume that you can also carry other, lesser forms of armament. I do not take my Surge or Charge into the City because the blades are mostly external and they can be opened easily with one hand. Though Haynes cooperated fully with the search, handing over her purse to Howard, according to Michigan state law she was in possession of a dangerous weapon, and the administrators asked her to leave the premises.
Haynes and her newly appointed lawyer Mark Fancher, the staff attorney for the Racial Justice Project of the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan, argued for an exemption. Detroit, in other words, is a place where it might make sense for a 17-year-old girl to carry a small pocketknife.
The board says it made its decision not under Michigan's zero-tolerance weapons law, but because of Haynes' failure to adhere to the school handbook. Other types of knives are not outright banned, but may fall under the “deadly weapons” or “dangerous instrument” category.
Some states totally lose their shit if your knife has two sharpened edges, and some states couldn’t give a damn. But I do carry (in my backpack) my Super Tool 300 because all the bladed tools are internal.
Michigan expanded its zero-tolerance legislation to include other dangerous weapons, such as brass knuckles, chains, and knives longer than 3 inches. Alaska’s definition of a deadly weapon is a bit vague and depends a lot on court precedence as well as how crafty your lawyer is.
Other states including Arizona and New Hampshire have recently liberalized their laws regarding spring-activated knives, and have noticed no increase in crime or violence as a result. Haynes humored her grandfather and slipped the pocketknife into her bag, along with a bevy of other teenage summer essentials: lotion, sandals, hair products, a swimsuit. State, the Court held that a steak knife was a deadly weapon. It’s definition of a dangerous instrument is not much clearer, and much of the law rests on Court decisions, not the statutes.
With a violent enough action, I can open it with one hand but there is no assist and it certainly wouldn’t be considered a gravity-open knife.



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