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florida knife laws, and common pocket knifes

Discussion in 'Florida Glockers Club' started by boarhunter, Dec 19, 2008.

  1. whats the real deal with the knife law here. I carry a emerson krambit clip knife everyday, and I can carry a switch blade with my CWP, but cant carry a butterfly knife. The law is very unclear, And left up up to the police officers. and some clip knife if there not a common pocket knife is a grey area also..
  2. FlaChef

    FlaChef Steyroid

    Jul 4, 2004
    blade under 4" and no "cambat fetures" according to gutmacher in a q&a session at local pistol match.
    "combat features" include...
    assisted opening
    a handguard
    a camouflage pattern

    I am not a lawer, i just asked one and that was several years ago, so take my $0.02 and please give me change back.

    Florida conceale WEAPONS permit basicly means any bladed weapon as well as firearms to the best of my knowledge (you could go Duncan McLeoud if you could fiind the duster and wanted to wear it in the fl summers).

  3. Usingmyrights

    Usingmyrights Jr Member

    Jul 4, 2005
    Jacksonville, FL
    From my understanding. Any blade under 4" is OK under any circumstances excluding automatics. Anything bigger can't be concealed. A pocketclip knife thats not covered by a shirt is fine, still no automatics. With open carry, any blade size is legal. I won't say acceptable, but legal. For automatics or to conceal blades longer then 4" a CWP is needed.

    When I was younger and dumber, I walked around occassionaly with a large, beast of a sheath knife, just because I could. I was probably 16 or 17 at the time, and was didn't mind lugging around a couple lbs of knife that was more ackward to use than my standard pocket knife.
  4. itsnitro

    itsnitro Got Sig?

    Jun 22, 2006

    I do not see how an assisted opening knife would be against the law. the way I read it, is that as along as the blade stay's affixed to the handle you'll be ok. Yes the law is clear as mud but I don't see it being a problem of having an assisted opening knife.

    I know some states outlaw them and they actually say that in their laws. It all depend's on how the officer perceives the law.... just my 2 cents.... I'm not a lawyer or an officer of the law.</SMALL>
  5. rvrctyrngr

    rvrctyrngr Senior Moment

    Sep 15, 2004
    Gator Nation
    Florida knife laws blow just because they are so unclear...just sayin'.
  6. Yes thats what im saying, the laws on blades realy are spooky, and so are the good officers that might raise hell with us.ive read and herd so much stuff on this it im thinking of just open carrying my K BAR its ok to have that straped on my side.....supergrin: just kidding! the law is one thing but the police officers judgement and feelings on some pocket knifes arent right. I sat in on some police meetings for street weapons and there are realy fixed on us not having some of these knifes on us.
  7. rvrctyrngr

    rvrctyrngr Senior Moment

    Sep 15, 2004
    Gator Nation
    Yeah, I know. Too much open to interpretation. I normally carry some sort of auto, no worries with a CWFL. If I happen to stop off to tip a couple with friends after work, I swap it out for a spyderco so I'm not sitting at the bar with a 'weapon'. Yeah...that 3.5 inch Benchmade auto is sooooooo much more deadly that that 3.5 inch Spyderco. Ridiculous.:steamed:

    I'm happy that they allow us to HAVE autos, anywayz. Maybe I'll just start wearing a friggin' Claymore on my back, or a laserbeam on my friggin' head! :supergrin:
  8. Mr. Blandings

    Mr. Blandings

    Jun 20, 2001

    While Florida law is unclear on what is a "common pocketknife" or not - all that becomes moot once you have a CCW.
  9. sarhog

    sarhog Helo bubba

    Feb 27, 2008
    Northwest Florida
    Nice sig line...:cheers:
  10. rvrctyrngr

    rvrctyrngr Senior Moment

    Sep 15, 2004
    Gator Nation
    :cheers: backatcha, SrChief.