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Old 10-16-2012, 12:21 AM   #11
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It varies from state to state and city to city. As always, it's only illegal if you're caught.

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Knife laws vary from place to place. I routinely carry a 4+" folder. If I did that in New York City, I might be looking at jail time. The rest of New York State is fine. Most other places, I'd earn compliments from police on having good taste in blades.

There are published knife laws for the U.S. online. If you can't find them, let me know and I'll provide you with the PDF documents. If you know your itinerary, these documents will help you figure out what you can and can't carry.

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In Mississippi, there are two cities or counties that have a folding blade length limit, both about 4" i believe.
I am never without my Kershaw Leek; i generally use it as a money clip, in the event i am asked why i have it.

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I don't live in that part of the country, but in the Deep South, a man without a pocket knife would be considered suspicious.
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In Mississippi, there are two cities or counties that have a folding blade length limit, both about 4" i believe.
I am never without my Kershaw Leek; i generally use it as a money clip, in the event i am asked why i have it.
Which two counties gello ? Rankin and Desoto ?
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Which two counties gello ? Rankin and Desoto ?
I know Jackson is one, lemme look

http://www.handgunlaw.us/documents/USKnife.pdf
pages 9-10, Jackson has some rule, but Vicksburg and Tupelo have the length limits at 3.5 & 4 inches. Personally, i haven't ever heard of this being a problem. In fact, some nice officers gave me back my concealed dagger (dive knife) after releasing me from handcuffs (i was dressed like a curbstore robber at a bad time) and advised me that a golf club would be safer and allow me to stand back a bit (suggested a sand wedge).

He conspicuously did NOT say that i couldn't sharpen the sand wedge. FORE
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That would be Rankin if you mean the city of Jackson. There is a Jackson county on the coast.

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I don't live in that part of the country, but in the Deep South, a man without a pocket knife would be considered suspicious.
That's true in most of the extremes, in my experience. Knives are pretty common everywhere, especially outside of cities, but in the far north, west, and south, I usually find upwards of 10% of males with pocket knives clipped to their pockets.
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I carry a Kershaw Tremor or a 3.75" fixblade depending on my mood. Anything smaller is dangerous to handle in my opinion. You're prone to slippage. The law be damned.

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I have for years carried a "switch Blade'. The one I carry has a 4 inch blade a custom built Boker Brand. I live in a state where it is legal. The Arizona law allows these concealed blades if you have a CCW.

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