I purchased a Gerber Applegate-Fairbairn Combat folder knife at the PX and carried it on missions in Iraq. But Customs declared them illegal in the USA, so we can't bring them home with us. I am livid! A dagger may be illegal in a few states like CA, NY, and MA. But they are legal to own in most others, including my home state of WA. Please write your congressmen about this issue. I gave my $80 combat folder to another Joe rather than toss it in the trash with the "purchase price" that he would promise to pass it on rather than tossing it in the trash when it was his time to go home.