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KnowledgeIsPowe 06-12-2007 05:23 PM

Kershaw/Assited Opening Kinves Question
 
I am getting conflicting info over whether these knives are legal to carry in Quebec Province Canada and/or Massachusetts. As I read the law in MA it appears only that if you commit a crime and are carrying one then you are in more trouble. Anyone know?

bkt 06-12-2007 08:46 PM

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Originally Posted by KnowledgeIsPowe (Post 2974)
I am getting conflicting info over whether these knives are legal to carry in Quebec Province Canada and/or Massachusetts. As I read the law in MA it appears only that if you commit a crime and are carrying one then you are in more trouble. Anyone know?

Obviously, if you are caught committing a crime using any knife, you're in deep doo-doo. But if you commit a crime and merely have a knife on your person, having the knife should not create more problems than you already have. But laws being what they are, you would be wise to consult with a local attorney.

All the Kershaw knives are designed such that the user must manually move the blade a small amount before a spring assist kicks in. This is done specifically to circumvent the pointless "eeeevil switchblade" laws. So unless the laws in Quebec Province or Massachusetts are even more draconian than in other parts of the country, you may be okay.

robocop10mm 07-09-2007 02:10 PM

Kershaw
 
Even here in Texas there are officers that believe they are switchblades and prohibited. Many of those carry what ever they want w/o fear of reprisal. Check local laws. Most refer to a switch or button contained in the handle that facilitates opening. The Kershaws do not fit this bill.


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