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Offline Rusty Shackleford

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Knives - spring loaded vs. spring assisted
« on: February 05, 2011, 06:33:43 PM »
always confusion... anyone know the exact law on spring loaded and spring assisted knives as far as owning/carrying/posessing/transporting?

my "friend" has a few from his army days...
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Knives - spring loaded vs. spring assisted
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2011, 03:22:06 PM »
Spring loaded not legal spring assisted legal if you can buy it in a chain store it's legal. Always good guide to go by.

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Knives - spring loaded vs. spring assisted
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2011, 04:07:34 PM »
common understanding is autos are ok at home/boat. hell they're sold at grb  and astroarena
i want this infidel
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ohkxI288OgE&feature=related
but this dealer reccomends the pihrana or microtech
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tp5BkQ4SavU&feature=related
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Knives - spring loaded vs. spring assisted
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2011, 01:08:09 PM »
Quote from: Jbird;298
Spring loaded not legal spring assisted legal if you can buy it in a chain store it's legal. Always good guide to go by.

 
Not always a perfect guideline...I know of some convenience stores along 249 and 2920 that carry true switchblades, right next to the brass knuckles and "Tobacco water pipes"...

But generally, I agree with that.

In short, the legal distinction is whether a blade has "a propensity to remain closed"...that is to say whether the user has to initiate an action (more than pushing a button).

Of course, always understand that "on the street" you may have to just take a ride, knowing you'll beat the rap.
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