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Thanks to the hard work and support from Rep. Jennifer Coffey, who I had the pleasure of meeting at the NCCA knife show in Malboro, MA
Congrats New Hampshire! Common sense prevailed. Here in the People's Republic of California, it is legal to own an automatic knife but is illegal to carry if the blade is over 2". I know where I can get a nice, big Microtech HALO 5. Maybe I should get one for my birthday.
Isaac, now I know why you want that Rajah 1! Good for you.
Fortunately, there is no length limit on manual folders in California. Compared with most other states, California is pretty fairly reasonable. Some cities have length limits. Los Angeles, for example has a 3 inch limit. Costa Mesa (where I work) has a massive 5 inch limit. Why they chose 5 inches I will never understand. Newport Beach (where I live) has no limit at all.
California's laws on fixed blades is even better than Texas! No length limit, but it must not be concealed and it has to be worn from the hip. Of course, there are dozens of little nonsense details and a stunning amount of cops has no idea what is legal or illegal. Most of them are really good guys though and know that it is not the weapon that commits the crime. I scared the life out of a would-be rapist a couple of years ago with my favorite Benchmade 630 Skirmish and all I got were fist-bumps and high-fives from the cops that showed up.
isaac prillaman said:
Thanks, Im getting a daoutf pretty soon (same time I get the money for your knife) to start my rebellious collection of autos. By the way, what is the length limit on manual folders in California?
I just moved to NH from MA and the first thing I'm going to do as NH resident is buy an auto.
O wow I had no idea. I thought they would be like MA, no autos, no pushers, no fixed blades over 4", no double edged knives. Sounds like the cops over there are ideal, the ones here are very mean and unreasonably stern most of the time.