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Old 07-20-2009, 07:33 PM   #21
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Up unil 1974 (when they re-wrote the Penal Code) it was legal for a one armed man to carry a switch blade. Now they are illegal to carry except for Police and Military. They way the law is written in Texas Balisongs and gravity knives are considered switchblades and as such, prohibited from carry. Throwing knives (including shuriken), Bowie knives (blades longer than 5 1/2"), swords, spears, daggers, dirks, poniards, stillettos are "Illegal Knives". The statute that deal with handguns also deals with such knives. Violation is a Class A Misdemeanor.

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Nunchuka are illegal in some states like NY and Cali as well. I don't practice with them, but as a martial artist I have many firends that do. I found them painful to learn how to use.

Stupid laws.....
LOL.. They do hurt, don't they?????
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Colonial makes the paratrooper auto. Not sure what the rules are today, but in my time in, you'd be in deep doo doo with anything beyond a pocket folder.

I graduated basic, and this was mid-80's, at the height of Rambo fever, and immediately got a field knife. Got to my first duty station, and had it confiscated. Our B.C. claimed that the saw on the back violated the Geneva Convention, as it could cut bone.

This was in Germany, one of those places with little crime, and switchblades were legal and abundant.

I bought a bayonet and modified it. Best field knife I ever had.

It has always been, and continues to be, my view that soldiers should be allowed whatever they wish as far as arms.
I was also in Germany, and you're correct, switch-blades are/were legal. That's the first store we used to hit up when in town, the knife store.. I had many switch-blades and stillettos, but you're right again. Don't get caught on post with them.
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Old 07-20-2009, 08:37 PM   #24
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Blackboard Jungle, and West Side Story, switchblades, razor blades, zip guns, brass knuckles, and hose filled with lead, DA's, levies, tee shirts and Lucky Strikes, Kansas City, Calumet City and the Region (Chicago), Steel Workers, Auto Workers, Teamsters, and Friday night Gillette; those were the days my friends we thought they'd never end! The mention of a switchblade brings back memories.

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In Missouri, you can sell and own a switch blade, brass knuckles, etc., but only as collectors items. They are illegal to sell or own if you plan on using them. Conceal-carry does not apply. Talk about some supid laws!

So here in MO you keep them in your house and you are fine.

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Hustler, in MOST circumstances. you are corre3ct, HOWEVER-

There is an issue (yep, issue- they give you one) pocket knife that is equipment for jumpers. Airborne and pilots that wear a chute. Current version has 2 blades, orange handle. One is about a 3 inch switchblade. The other is a rigging blade- curved in a hook, sharpened on inside of hook, made to reach back, snag a suspension line, and cut it.

Best not find you carrying one down at the PX beer hall, anymore than you would carry your M-16 to the beer hall.

Justification for issue of a switchblade? You can open it with one hand.
I have 31 jumps under my belt. No such knife exists.
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I have 31 jumps under my belt. No such knife exists.
I congradulate you are your accomplishments and service. However I must disagree with you on your assesment of the knife that doesnt exist. The knife does exist and has been made by multiple contractors for the US military.Its military designation is MC-1 SURVIVAL KNIFE. It is listed in many books and can be seen in "the" bible of military knifes, Cole's book number 3, page 145. Also they issued switchblades in WWII and can be seen in same book page 144. I have several of these two types in my military knife collection. Who can say why the military does what it does?
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The Colonial.

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Has anyone actually touched on the real reason why they are illegal?

You can put your eye out, stupid.

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