KNIFE LAWS

NUMBER ONE CONCERN OR QUESTION IS SHIPPING...

FEDERAL LAW ON AUTOMATIC KNIVES

ITS LEGAL TO SHIP TO LEGAL STATES

Sections 1242 and 1243 of this title shall not apply to

(1)
any common carrier or contract carrier, with respect to any switchblade knife shipped, transported, or delivered for shipment in interstate commerce in the ordinary course of business;
(2)
the manufacture, sale, transportation, distribution, possession, or introduction into interstate commerce, of switchblade knives pursuant to contract with the Armed Forces;
(3)
the Armed Forces or any member or employee thereof acting in the performance of his duty;
(4)
the possession, and transportation upon his person, of any switchblade knife with a blade three inches or less in length by any individual who has only one arm; or
(5)
a knife that contains a spring, detent, or other mechanism designed to create a bias toward closure of the blade and that requires exertion applied to the blade by hand, wrist, or arm to overcome the bias toward closure to assist in opening the knife.

 

STATE LAWS:

The following states have restricted laws for automatic knife sales. Some of the following states require Law Enforcement credentials. Some of the states will allow possession of automatic knives within your own residence. Please review your local laws and ordinances. Southern Edges will not be held responsible for any local or state laws affecting your purchase or possession.

* LAW ENFORCEMENT CREDENTIALS ARE ACCEPTABLE IN MOST STATES *

State Regarding Auto-Open Knives

  1. Alabama - Legal
  2. Alaska - Legal
  3. Arizona - Legal
  4. Arkansas - Legal
  5. California (less than 2″ blade length limitation)
  6. Colorado (effective approximately Aug. 9, 2017; concealed carry maximum length 3-1/2″)
  7. Connecticut (maximum 1-1/2″ blade length limitation)
  8. Florida - Legal
  9. Georgia - Legal
  10. Idaho - Legal
  11. Illinois (effective Aug. 11, 2017, with valid Firearms Owner’s Identification Card FOID)
  12. Indiana - Legal
  13. Iowa - Legal
  14. Kansas (since 2013) - Legal
  15. Kentucky (only with weapons license)
  16. Louisiana (effective August 1, 2018)
  17. Maine (effective October 15, 2015)
  18. Maryland – can legally possess if not concealed
  19. Massachusetts (maximum 1-1/2″ blade length limitation)
  20. Michigan (effective October 10, 2017) - Legal
  21. Mississippi - Legal
  22. Missouri (since 2012)
  23. Montana (maximum 1-1/2″ blade length limitation – removed 2019)
  24. Nebraska - Legal
  25. Nevada (effective July 1, 2015 – 2″ blade length limitation removed)
  26. New Hampshire (since 2010)
  27. North Dakota - Legal
  28. New York – (exception for hunting, trapping and fishing
  29. North Carolina  (concealed carry not recommended
  30. North Dakota (maximum 5″ blade length limitation)
  31. Ohio (effective April 12, 2021 – see Ohio Knife Laws)
  32. Oklahoma (effective November 1, 2015)
  33. Oregon - Legal
  34. Rhode Island - Legal
  35. South Carolina - Legal
  36. South Dakota - Legal
  37. Tennessee - Legal
  38. Texas - Legal
  39. Utah - Legal
  40. Vermont (less than 3″ blade length limitation)
  41. Washington (manufacture allowed, limited possession to law enforcement and emergency personnel )
  42. West Virginia (must be 21 years of age)
  43. Wisconsin (effective February 2016) - Legal
  44. Wyoming - Legal
  45. District of Columbia- THIS IS A NO GO ZONE

** YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR OBEYING ALL STATE AND LOCAL LAWS. SOUTHERN EDGES WILL NOT BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR YOU NOT FOLLOWING THE LAW...

By purchasing any automatic knife, you (Southern Edges Customer/Buyer) hereby recognize and acknowledge that it is your responsibility as the buyer to ascertain and obey all applicable laws (local, state, federal and international) in regard to the possession or purchase of any item from Southern Tactical LLC, DBA Southern Edges.

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