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Oklahoma Law Regarding Knives

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by cjjtulsa, Aug 15, 2011.

  1. cjjtulsa

    cjjtulsa Sharpshooter Member

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    Have been looking over some automatic knives I could carry in lieu of my smaller spring assisted pocket knife when I felt the need to carry it. Anyone familiar with the law regarding these? My understanding is that automatics require some kind of permit (maybe), but spring-assisted don't? The small lockblade I carry for every day use is spring assisted; what would I need to do to legally carry a larger automatic, and is it OK to carry a larger spring assisted knife? Why the discrepancy between "auto" and "assisted"?

    According to 21-1272 (I think that's right) it's not unlawful to carry if:

    2. The carrying or use of weapons in a manner otherwise permitted by statute or authorized by the Oklahoma Self-Defense Act.

    Does that fall under the CCW?
     
  2. twoguns?

    twoguns? Sharpshooter Member

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    no,,,,the rest is kinda Grey
     
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    I have never been searched and any time i have had contact with le none have said anything about what kind of pocket knife i had. Even the ones i have rode with before. Just don't be a moron and wave it around and if they ask be honest, if your not a felon i am pretty sure they won't do jack.
     
  8. cjjtulsa

    cjjtulsa Sharpshooter Member

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    But a "spring assisted" is OK, right? They aren't considered a "switchblade" as far as I can see - that should be the automatic.

    The posted thread doesn't give much more insight into the law, either. My concern isn't so much getting caught carrying one, but if I ever had to use one in self defense. Don't want to get grilled in court.
     
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    I agree... out on the town stick to you spring assist opening knife. Less problems.
     
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    "knife having a blade which opens automatically by hand pressure applied to a button, spring, or other device in the handle of the knife"

    This part is what clears it up IMO, most of the assisted opening knives are opened by a stud or "Lip" on the blade itself, not in the handle.
     

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