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Old 02-10-2016, 05:11 PM
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Originally Posted by nibble View Post
According to this it is illegal in our beloved NC.

North Carolina - See full texts below. Updated July 2004, August 2005.


- 14-269 (excerpts). Carrying concealed weapons. (a) It shall be
unlawful for any person, except when on his own premises,
willfully and intentionally to carry concealed about his
person any bowie knife, dirk, dagger... razor... or other
deadly weapon of like kind. This section does not apply to
an ordinary pocket knife carried in a closed position. As
used in this section, "ordinary pocket knife" means a
small knife, designed for carrying in a pocket or purse,
which has its cutting edge and point entirely enclosed by
its handle, and that may not be opened by a throwing,
explosive, or spring action... (b1) It is a defense to
prosecution under this section that: (1) The weapon was
not a firearm; (2) The defendant was engaged in, or on the
way to or from, an activity in which he legitimately used
the weapon...
I gotta get me one of them. I mean, after all, who wouldn't want to start a knife fight with an explosion!
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Old 02-10-2016, 06:14 PM
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I have Microtech, Pro-Tech and Benchmade auto open knives in the safe. I would LOVE to legally carry one, but I was told by a local sheriff that if it's in my pocket, even with clip exposed, it is ILLEGAL.
Now, I will go so far as to say that alot of cops do NOT know the law, per se.
I was told by a chief of police in Mississippi many MANY years ago, that if you carried a handgun by a piece of string tied to the trigger guard, that a judge could call that concealed because the part where the string was tied to it was not exposed but concealed. Ridiculous, I know, but how many people are in prison today because of the ridiculous and worse yet, how many criminals are walking the streets free today because of the ridiculous?
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Old 02-10-2016, 06:15 PM
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Just to add to the above post of my own......I can legally carry 6 concealed handguns with a total of 60+ rounds of ammo, but can't legally carry an auto open knife. RIDICULOUS!!!
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Old 02-10-2016, 06:27 PM
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Originally Posted by nibble View Post
Just to add to the above post of my own......I can legally carry 6 concealed handguns with a total of 60+ rounds of ammo, but can't legally carry an auto open knife. RIDICULOUS!!!
Yep. I am quickly realizing that knife laws might just be even stupider than gun laws. Now that Virginia is reversing their decision on not recognizing CCW from other states, when I take the wifie to Michigan I can legally carry a concealed handgun thru 4 different states. But, put a spring in a knife and I am breaking all sorts of laws.
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Old 02-10-2016, 06:38 PM
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Id ask an actual knife law expert on your state. I wouldn't trust anyone, a LEO could tell you they are illegal cause he interepted his way or he doesnt believe you should be owning one. Likewise to regular ppl. I hear ppl tell me all the time in FL, if the blade is longer than 3 fingers its illegal, or they think my assisted is a switch blade or auto and says they cant be legal.
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Old 02-10-2016, 06:41 PM
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Originally Posted by Shag View Post
Yep. I am quickly realizing that knife laws might just be even stupider than gun laws. Now that Virginia is reversing their decision on not recognizing CCW from other states, when I take the wifie to Michigan I can legally carry a concealed handgun thru 4 different states. But, put a spring in a knife and I am breaking all sorts of laws.
Wait till you start tossing in handles and grips made of ancient ivory or bone. Really not worth the hassle, eBay and CL will remove ads and auctions and paypal has been known to stop transactions if they believe if bone or ivory is involved, even if its 10k year old mammoth
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Originally Posted by Mars5L View Post
Wait till you start tossing in handles and grips made of ancient ivory or bone. Really not worth the hassle, eBay and CL will remove ads and auctions and paypal has been known to stop transactions if they believe if bone or ivory is involved, even if its 10k year old mammoth
Ain't going there. Had a chance to pick up a real ivory chess set a few years ago at a pretty good deal but passed. Might have been legal but I just wasn't going to chance it. Plus, I suck at chess.
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Old 02-11-2016, 07:40 AM
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Originally Posted by Mpellet View Post
Caution about threads like this, year or so ago I stumbled across a "knife thread" on THT. Had never carried a pocket knife as an adult and had never felt the need. Somehow the thread convinced me to order what ended up being a $250 pocket knife, LOL. It's kinda a cool knife and seems to be relatively high quality. In the last year I have used it twice to open up boxes of additional unneeded shit that I have bought from Amazon.

Funny how THT can convince you that you NEED something, that in reality you have little if any use for. After 8 years in the USMC, I thought my firearm cravings were satisfied for a life time, reading a few threads here and some influence from my LEO son has me wanting an AR10

If I did not live in a State that makes purchasing such things difficult at best, I would probably already have an AR10 stored in the same cabinet with my $250 occasional box opener knife.

And then there is the whole RTIC thing, but alas that is for another thread........
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Old 02-12-2016, 12:04 PM
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This link came with my Benchmade

http://www.akti.org/state-knife-laws/
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I just bought one. Do you store spring knives closed or open?
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Old 03-06-2016, 09:18 AM
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Originally Posted by Shag View Post
That's one reason I posted this was to get some feedback about y'all's state laws. The state laws are all over the place. Illegal to own period. Legal to own, legal to carry, illegal to conceal. Legal to own but illegal to carry at all. Legal to own, legal to carry, even concealed. Florida is legal to own, legal to carry open, but illegal to carry concealed unless you have a carry permit. I think the laws are antiquated. There are states (like NC and MD) where you can carry a pistol in your pocket with a carry permit but can't carry an auto knife.
You point out one of the down sides of state's rights- all the variations in laws.
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Old 03-06-2016, 09:26 AM
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I have a CRKT with a carson flipper. I can open the thing super quick. No need for an auto.
I like autos but I would ratherr not think about it.
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Originally Posted by wormvine View Post
I have a CRKT with a carson flipper. I can open the thing super quick. No need for an auto.
I like autos but I would ratherr not think about it.
I was at a military fundraising meeting with a couple Leo's and two wounded former Navy Seals. We were just randomly talking about knives before we started and they all pulled out the same exact same black automatic knife. Another guy who was a football player had the same knife, I didn't know people carried knives like that at all times. I asked them where they got and the Leo said he could get me one and I have it now, so I assumed it was legal, I'm in ga
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Old 03-06-2016, 05:35 PM
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Yep knives are cool.
I have a cheaper model but this is one is similar.
http://www.crkt.com/M16-14-Titanium-...WKS-Combo-Edge
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Old 03-06-2016, 06:24 PM
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I've always heard that you can legally carry an automatic knife if you only have one hand.
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