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Posted: 10/9/2005 1:56:38 PM EDT
Just asking for my sister-in-law.  She wants a knife to carry for protection since she has no firearm and I told her that a knife is better than harsh words.

Thanks.
Link Posted: 10/9/2005 2:04:21 PM EDT
Alright, but i suggest you get her a gun and training.  any resistance is better than none, but it's way harder to defend yourself with a knife, especially if you are untrained.

The only thing you can't carry in SD is a ballistic knife.
Link Posted: 10/9/2005 2:06:11 PM EDT
I don't think a knife is a great weapon for a woman. She would probably be better served with some good pepper or OC spray.
Link Posted: 10/9/2005 3:34:38 PM EDT
From www.packing.org  South Dakota section:

Knife carry law summary
Date updated: Aug 23, 2005 @ 8:43 pm

§ 22-1-2. Definition of terms.
Terms used in this title mean:

(10) "Dangerous weapon" or "deadly weapon," any firearm, knife or device, instrument, material or substance, whether animate or inanimate, which is calculated or designed to inflict death or serious bodily harm, or by the manner in which it is used is likely to inflict death or serious bodily harm;



§ 22-14-19. Ownership, possession or sale of ballistic knife prohibited - Ballistic knife defined - Violation as misdemeanor.

No person may own, possess or sell a ballistic knife. A ballistic knife is a knife encased in a tubular metal sheath which when removed, uncovers a detachable blade that can be propelled by a spring mechanism operated at the push of a button. A violation of this section is a Class 1 misdemeanor.



§ 22-14-29. Ownership, possession, or carrying of butterfly/balisong knife by minors prohibited - Misdemeanor.

No person under the age of eighteen may own, possess, or carry a butterfly/balisong knife. A butterfly/balisong knife is a knife which is encased in a metal, wooden, or plastic sheath which when removed, uncovers a detachable blade that can be opened automatically by operation of inertia, gravity, or both. A violation of this section is a Class 1 misdemeanor.

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