March 17, 2004, 08:35 PM
I was cruising on tagear.com (http://www.tadgear.com) today, and I saw this little unbelievably cool knife/tool thingy. http://www.tadgear.com/edged%20tools/tenmil_baby_perc.htm
They say it's rare, and after several Google searches, I haven't been able to find ONE single thing about it besides the Tadgear page. Anyone know where I could find more info? Anyone know where I could find one?
March 17, 2004, 09:37 PM
What is it that you want to know?
They made a few. http://www.knifeforums.com//ubbthreads/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=UBB53&Number=216088&Forum=f53&Words=tenmill&Searchpage=0&Limit=25&Main=215940&Search=true&where=bodysub&Name=&daterange=1&newerval=4&newertype=y&olderval=&oldertype=&bodyprev=#Post216088
They may make some more some day.
They are an interesting novelty.
This includes a small percussion "pistol" with the itty bitty switchblade in the same body.
They aren't made in CA so You can't order one from out of state not being 1. an authorized purchasing agent of a government entity 2. a "bonafide" dealer 3. an adult
March 17, 2004, 10:33 PM
Why? Because of the knife or the "gun"?
The knife is under 2" so it is a legal automatic in CA, and there are no age-specific knife laws here, either. The gun, I believe, is not classified as a real "gun", therefore not regulated, and I think because of the fact that they were being freely sold on the internet through a non-gun dealer backs up that point.
I don't know though, is there anything I'm missing?
March 18, 2004, 03:58 PM
Yep. The fact that it's sold on the net doesn't make it legal for a dealer out of state to sell one to you. While it seems sillier than restricting bayonette lugs take a look at the federal law restricting interstate commerce on switchblades and the pertenent excerpts provided.
"TITLE 15 - COMMERCE AND TRADE
CHAPTER 29 - MANUFACTURE, TRANSPORTATION, OR DISTRIBUTION OF SWITCHBLADE KNIVES
Section 1241. Definitions
As used in this chapter -
(a) The term ''interstate commerce'' means commerce between any
State, Territory, possession of the United States, or the District
of Columbia, and any place outside thereof.
(b) The term ''switchblade knife'' means any knife having a blade
which opens automatically -
(1) by hand pressure applied to a button or other device in the
handle of the knife, or
(2) by operation of inertia, gravity, or both.
Section 1242. Introduction, manufacture for introduction, transportation or distribution in interstate commerce; penalty
Whoever knowingly introduces, or manufactures for introduction,
into interstate commerce, or transports or distributes in
interstate commerce, any switchblade knife, shall be fined not more
than $2,000 or imprisoned not more than five years, or both.
Section 1244. Exceptions
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; or
(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."
Since you don't fall under the Exceptions (nor do most folks buying switchblades on the internet) the dealer is in violation of federal law if they ship one across state lines to you. Now that doesn't put you in violation of federal law for buying it, just the seller. You understand that CA has a length exception, but the feds don't.
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