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Posted: 4/30/2011 2:10:32 PM EDT
Does the knife legally become a "fixed blade" knife in the jurisdiction in which you live?

A legally-maximum sized folder, opened, in a sheath which allowed the blade to be carried in the open position.

My front pocket, kydex sheath for example, blade fully protected, but open. That would be convenient and fast.
Link Posted: 4/30/2011 2:16:46 PM EDT
Why not carry a fixed blade again?
Link Posted: 4/30/2011 2:21:17 PM EDT
Quoted:
Why not carry a fixed blade again?


Because it is a crime punishable with jail time, however carrying a folding knife is not if it is of a certain size.

Every jurisdiction is different, but all fixed blade knives are considered dirks or daggers (felony) in my jx, at least by some LE and some DA's.
Link Posted: 4/30/2011 2:35:44 PM EDT
I believe here it would let me see if I can find the law about it. On a side note every cop I have talked to none of them actually know the law on knifes I would think they would run across it frequently.
Link Posted: 4/30/2011 2:38:02 PM EDT
Yes, in Cali a folder fixed open is a fixed bladed knife and must be open carried to be legal.
Link Posted: 4/30/2011 2:42:44 PM EDT
here is the laws I pulled off BLADE FORUMS



Minneapolis Code of Ordinances  393.10:  


"Weapon" does not include (1) except when used as a weapon, a folding
knife with a blade of four (4) inches or less in length, measured in a
straight line from the point to the handle;





So that explains where you heard 4" from.





Saint Paul Code of Ordinances, Chapter 225:


"Concealed manner  shall mean having the object on the person in
such a manner so that it is not completely visible to any other person.
Having a knife in a sheath shall be considered as having the knife
concealed, irrespective of position of the sheath on the person."






"Knife  shall mean dirk, dagger, stiletto, switchblade knife,
spring blade knife, push button knife, a folding knife with a blade in
excess of four (4) inches, a machete, a bayonet, or any fixed-blade
knife, carried in a concealed manner or within reach of any person in a
motor vehicle."





"(a)   No person shall keep, carry or have in his possession on any
public street or being a trespasser upon the premises of another or in a
public place in the city any military-type weapon, or any assault
weapon, or any stolen weapon, or any knife, except military personnel or
peace officers engaged in the course of their duties, unless he holds a
permit to possess the same as collector's item or for use in officially
recognized competition." Please note that small knives are not actually "knives" when defined by law stated above
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