Jacob DeLaune: Balisong are not considered a switch blade. So in Louisiana I can own and carry a Balisong but not a switch blade(Otf). So there is a difference between Butterfly and Switch.
ThunderStroke: So spring-assisted is not the same as automatic? I just got a spring assist knife, and wanted to know the legality of it in states against automatic knives.
thomas39: thx for the info
scottkb2000: Does the Benchmade CLA fall into the switchblade category?
Trigger Happy Guns: Good information. Thanks.
Vin Ellis: I'm gonna be that corrective douche and tell you that "Troodon" is pronounced "Troh-oh-dawn" not "true-dawn".
2liveis2fly: Antiquated Laws, this denial of the right of ownership is b-s. In some states its illegal to own a kevlar (bullet-proof) vest. Maybe that doesn't sound like much at first, but think about it for a while. You have to be vulnerable to a gun-shot. You have to remain as easy to kill as possible, just in case you're deemed to be a threat.
Chris Bertram: In Michigan the Butterfly knife isn't considered a Switch blade. Based on the law it isn't opened by a switch or a lever meaning that it is legal to carry in Michigan.
J.T. Gutierrez.: Lol I love south Dakota. Can carry whatever I want just not a ballistic knife
NewOldMan: Very informative video.
standeman32: R they legal in Arizona
chris9636963: Correct me if I'm wrong. Any folding knife under 5 1/2 inches is legal for open and concealed carry. Spring assisted is legal as well (still considered a folding knife because you open it by direct contact with the blade.) It is illegal to carry it in certain cities and establishments though. Check up on your local knife laws to make sure you don't get into any kind of trouble. I recommend the book "knife laws of the 50 states."
Angel: Is a 5 1/2 inch spring assistes blade legal in texas
holstlog7791: excelent video!!! time for me to go buy some spring assisted out the front knives!!!
deputysheriff100: Excellent video. I have to explain to civilians often what you just said. Then they understand. In Georgia switch blades are illegal to carry unless you fall into one of three categories. I. Law enforcement 2. Military and 3. people with only one arm. The legislature ruled that a person with only one arm is entitled to own one. Makes sense once you think about it.
Elkblood01: Very informative video keep up the work!
Jason Hannis: Agreed. Bad information like this and Wikipedia is why people dont know the laws. The poster should update changes to this.
By definition, A switchblade is a blade that is fully automatic by push of a button.
Butterflys (Balisongs) are legal where Im at, and yes I'm a dealer, where Im at in PA, Switchblades are illegal, but balisongs are legal. (except in philly, all knives are illegal there unless its for occupational use)
Slinkylabcat: jmcc: I was born in Connecticut, and will tell you something you prob'ly already know: The cops can do whatever they want. But with regard to your question: Any spring operated knife can and generally will be considered illegal to carry. I have a semi auto OTF and a Beltram stilletto (sp?) and I run the risk every day. Full auto OTF's won't be shipped to CT residents (I tried). But who knows? Shop around. Take a stab. And yes, spring assisted knives're legal to own in CT.
Cody De Soto: Fake "clone" microtech scarab I found on amazon for $105 shipped, that's for the dagger non serrated type, you can get some around $30 but not as quality, I am not a fan of buying non-real products, but this is one I personally would make an exception for only bc real microtechs cost as much as a makarov pistol but I would buy a real microtech troodon In the future, *only knives I've previously owned are Kershaw spring assisted bc I'm a new knife enthusiast ex- Kershaw leek, for those of you in