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    Pocket Knife

    Are pocket knives considered concealed weapons? I have always carried a sharp pocket knife for years for work and whatever else I need it for. I know a lot of guys who carry a pocket knife and don't have a CCW. What do you think? can the police harass you for carrying a pocket knife?   
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    Re: Pocket Knife

    in idaho it does LEGALLY count as a concealed weapon but our law is defined loosey so if you have a pen in your pocket and stab someone with it it was a concealed weapon, no one enforces it or cares and it would never hold up in court.
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    Re: Pocket Knife

    In Texas, they are weapons, but only illegal to carry if the blade is 5.5 inches or longer. Anything used to assault someone is considered a weapon.....a phone, a pen, a rolled up newspaper, anything.
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    Re: Pocket Knife

    I think this depends on where you are. In most areas a 3" blade is fine but much over that and you could run into issues.

    And since I do know of a 7.5" folding knife (as well as several 6" ones) the fact that it's a folding knife doesn't mean much.

    Oh, I'll add that I only carry lock blade type knives. It's not worth it to worry about it closing on me when I'm using it.

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    Re: Pocket Knife

    KY, has limits on knives, but your CC license covers you carrying a knife, just like a gun. Though if you do not have knife training, your probably better to not try to use it as your defense weapon.
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    Re: Pocket Knife

    "Knife laws" vary from state to state.

    A quick call to "your" county's state attorney's office should give you the answer you're looking for.

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    Re: Pocket Knife

    In Colorado as far as I know(and I'm not up on knife laws the way I am gun and concealed carry), as long as it's 3.5in blade or smaller(overall length of knife doesn't matter) it's o.k. to have in your pocket. It's the blade length they worry about here in Colorado. All of my knives turn into easy 7in overall length when extended.

    Anything over 3.5in blade has to be in "open carry" type situation. Meaning, in a sheath or scabbard on your belt in plain view. You can carry hunting knives or military knives open but it does tend to weird out some of the whiny anti-gun/knife crowd.

    But as long as you are in compliance with the law, screw what others think.
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    Re: Pocket Knife

    Hope this helps knife laws vary state to state heres a website posting them.

    Knife Laws of the 50 States (and D.C.)

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    Re: Pocket Knife

    Wow. I guess I've been illegal since I was a kid.


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    Re: Pocket Knife

    Orlandodriver, thanks for the link, MO laws on knives, if I read it right, says my pocket knife is legal, it's what they describe as an ordinary pocket knife with a blade length less than 4 inches.
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