ok, jim, here goes...

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Posted by kelphead on September 20, 2000 at 22:47:01:

In Reply to: Re: Knife posted by Jim Hoffmann on September 20, 2000 at 19:37:11:

i asked him this eve about the laws and this is
what he said:

"california penal code 653(k) prohibits the possession
of switchblades, gravity knives, and knives capable
of being opened w/a flick of the wrist, w/a blade over
two inches long. the law specifically excludes
folding knives w/a stud or hole on the blade allowing
it to be opened w/one hand <---- these knives ARE legal.

c.p.c.12020(a) prohibits the concealed carry of a
dirk or dagger. a dirk or dagger is defined as
an edged knife used for stabbing. the knife does
not necessarily have to have a double edge or a
hand guard to be considered a dirk or dagger according
to california case law. furthermore, one appellate
court judge even ruled that a folding knife in its
open position concealed upon a defendant was a
violation of this section. [[husband's commentary:
this, to me, is an overly broad interpretation of
the statute, but that's why they call it 'practicing law'.}}

w/reference to your '5 and 6 inch double edge stiletto
type knifes', according to the law, these are dirks
or daggers, but unless you conceal them upon your person,
possessing these knives is not a violation of any section."

jim, i hope this helped.

= : )


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