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Posted: 10/30/2006 6:31:05 PM EST
When out in the woods, or stopping at a gas station, is there a legal limit for the length of a sheathed knife worn in the open on a belt?.

Does a folding blade (first choice) in a sheath make any difference?

It seems that 3" was some kind of maximum somewhere.
Link Posted: 10/31/2006 10:20:27 AM EST
It's whatever length the nice policeman decides is a "weapon".

Some jusrisdictions have maximum lengths (like Milwaukee), but otherwise it's a discresionary call on the part of the officer.

Heading out to the woods with a 7" skinner on your belt? Not a weapon. Carrying the same in a boot while you're in a nightclub? Yeah, you'll get popped for CCW. YMMV, but pocket knives are generally not considered weapons, per se.

Just hope you don't get hassled by a Nut Case Cop™.
Link Posted: 10/31/2006 11:04:44 AM EST
Some cities and counties have knife ordinances. The legal FAQ at the top of the HTF has a section on this, towards the bottom of the FAQ.
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