dealsspring assisted marine or army medallion pocket…

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Very illegal in CA. Also, being exempt from this law, I know a good assisted knife runs $80 or even twice that. You're getting what you pay for here I guarantee it.

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Also illegal in NJ. :(

- 2C:39-1 h. "Gravity knife" means any knife which has a
blade which is released from the handle or sheath thereof
by the force of gravity or the application of centrifugal
force... p. "Switchblade knife" means any knife or similar
device which has blade which opens automatically by hand
pressure applied to a button, spring or other device in
the handle of the knife... u. "Ballistic knife" means any
weapon or other device capable of lethal use and which can
propel a knife blade.

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Actually this is legal in NYS. 15 U.S.C. §1244 states that there is an exception for " 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. "

And considering they sell these in big box retail stores in NYS, I'm sure I'm not misinterpreting that.

Regardless at this price the quality is probably garbage so it doesn't matter anyway.

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Not meaning to start an argument, but davebsd, that is not true. There are plenty of assisted opening knives that are of decent quality for much less than $80. Kershaw knives are a good example. I personally own a Kershaw Leek, which is a solid quality knife, which was only slightly over $30 on Amazon. Given - they are $50 or higher in-store.

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@gme814: The requirement under that law is that the blade be biased toward closure. This means a spring is fine, as long as it's to hold the knife closed. This is an assisted opening knife. This means it springs the knife OPEN.

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@davebsd: Spring assisted knives are biased towards closure when in a near closed position. And like the law says, you have to manually push the knife open past that bias. After you make it past that point, the spring opening it takes over. The quote I pasted before is an exemption amended to the switchblade act, referring to knives that would previously have fallen under it(springing open), whereas a spring simply holding the knife closed would not have matched the definition anyway.

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Regardless of the quality of the knife, which way the spring assists the blade movement, my guess is that the cop that catches you carrying such a Knife in NY, is going to give you a quick gravity demonstration and a free ride to the local precinct.

Even if you are within your legal rights to carry said knife, the above experience is gong to cost you at least a day of your life if not more w/ a court appearance.

Morel of the story: Don't carry it to begin with, or don't get caught!

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I second the Kershaw Leek. I love that knife. IMHO, it is the perfect pocket knife. Moreover, my sister is a public defender here in Orange and to my understanding through her hundreds of knife cases, open assist isn't illegal. Furthermore, I showed a police officer about my Leek at a party we threw. He said there is nothing illegal about carrying it.

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I own one of these. For $10, it's not bad at all. It's definitely not a heavy duty knife, and I wouldn't rely on it if I was a serious outdoorsman, but for basic use, it's pretty sweet.

Most likely illegal in certain states, but it's not considered a switchblade. There is no button to press which causes the knife to come out. You have to push the blade out a decent amount before the spring takes effect.