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WA / This knife legal to carry?

Discussion in 'Non-Firearm Weapons' started by Kangspec, Apr 26, 2009.

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  1. Kangspec

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    This is the best I could find using my google legal dictionary was this:
    If in doubt maybe try find a cop to ask to confirm, I don't take legal advice serious from internet people... and don't take my word for it by any means. It does sound like your in the clear, but legalise is hard to understand and subject to interpretation. /shrug
     
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    There is no knife pre-emption in Washington state laws. This means that lesser governmental entities can set their own laws regarding knives. As an example, it is illegal to carry any knife with a blade longer than 3.5 inches within the Seattle city limits. You would have to review the county and individual city codes of those jurisdictions in which you wished to carry your Benchmade.

    That all being said, if you are carrying any knife concealed, and are not brandishing it, otherwise being stupid with it, or breaking any other laws, your chances of coming into contact with law enforcement are just about nil.
     
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    As above, check your city codes. So far as I know, Seattle is the most restrictive with the 3.5-inch limit, but I'm no lawyer.

    Off the cuff, I'd say that you should be fine; you can buy similar knives from Benchmade in most bigger Washington cities.
     
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    Assisted Openers

    I have seen any number of assisted openers for sale in Washington. I work in Spokane and occasionally do a sweep of the local sporting goods houses.

    Kershaw, Benchmade, Buck, and other assisted opener brands all for sale at places like Sportsman's Warehouse, White Elephant, and so on.

    From this, I would conclude that -- at the state level anyway -- there shouldn't be a problem.

     
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