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Posted: 6/1/2021 9:56:36 PM EDT
Most of you already know this, but it was news to me.  I thought this was just another example of bad journalism:

https://mynorthwest.com/2937019/four-arrested-during-protests-in-downtown-seattle/

But, yes, *any* length fixed blade knife is considered a dangerous weapon, hence illegal.

Link Posted: 6/1/2021 11:32:48 PM EDT
According to the article it can be carried in a sheath.  And does anyone know how they measure the blade?  From what point to the hilt or the sharp edge stops?

https://www.courthousenews.com/2nd-amendment-wont-nick-knife-ban-in-seattle/#:~:text=Under%20the%20Seattle%20Municipal%20Code,than­%203%201%2F2%20inches.

Link Posted: 6/1/2021 11:44:24 PM EDT
PSA: nothing is illegal in Seattle
Link Posted: 6/2/2021 1:47:23 AM EDT
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PSA: nothing is illegal in Seattle
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That all depends on who you are.
Link Posted: 6/2/2021 3:59:21 AM EDT
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That all depends on who you are.
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Originally Posted By majorcollins:
PSA: nothing is illegal in Seattle

That all depends on who you are.


Indeed, this is true. Keep it hidden, regardless.
Link Posted: 6/2/2021 11:40:08 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By Cyberpunk1981:
According to the article it can be carried in a sheath.  And does anyone know how they measure the blade?  From what point to the hilt or the sharp edge stops?

https://www.courthousenews.com/2nd-amendment-wont-nick-knife-ban-in-seattle/#:~:text=Under%20the%20Seattle%20Municipal%20Code,than­%203%201%2F2%20inches.

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That article is almost 7 years old. The SMC definition only has a length restriction for anything that isn't fixed blade.

12A.14.010 - Definitions
The following definitions apply in this Chapter 12A.14:
"Dangerous knife" means any fixed-blade knife and any other knife having a blade more than 3 1/2 inches in length.
Link Posted: 6/2/2021 3:51:03 PM EDT
Link Posted: 7/23/2021 9:48:25 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/23/2021 9:49:25 PM EDT by PolarBear416]
I don't live in Seattle but I visit there often enough that when I bought my knife (ESEE 3) I made sure it was a 3" blade just in case I absent mindedly brought it to Seattle. It's often on my belt and I frequently forget it's there and wear it everywhere.

We need a no preemption law for knives so there aren't different rules all across the state.

Link Posted: 7/27/2021 9:20:54 PM EDT
got arrested for having a diving knife on me that was 1.5 inches over 15 years ago
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