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    European knife law guide

    Known Euro countries where balisong/butterfly knives are legal to possess: 1. Andorra 2. Austria 3. Bulgaria 4. Croatia 5. Czech Republic 6. Finland 7. France (Must be 18 to buy, illegal to carry w/o authorization) 8. Germany (4cm) 9. Hungary (8cm legal for carry in public) 10. Italy (Legal if...
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    European knife law guide

    Updated auto legal Euro country list: Andorra Austria Bulgaria Croatia Czech Republic Finland France (Legal to own, illegal to carry) Germany (8.5cm, no OTF or double edge) Hungary (Legal to own, sale limited to LE/Military) Italy (Legal to own, illegal to carry) Liechtenstein (5cm) Lithuania...
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    European knife law guide

    It appears that Croatia and Ukraine allow autos. Microtech has dealers in both countries.
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    European knife law guide

    From what I gather from the above info on Serbia and Greece, it sounds like auto knives, OTFs, balisongs, and assisted knives may be okay as long as you keep them at home for collecting purposes. It sounds like much of the focus with regard to knife carry is on intent or whether or not the knife...
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    European knife law guide

    Laws in Greece are as follows (per Wikipedia): It is illegal to carry a knife for use as a weapon in attack or defense. The only general restriction is intended use, not the properties of the knife itself (in particular, there is no restriction of blade length, despite popular belief)...
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    European knife law guide

    According to Wikipedia, Serbia’s knife laws are as follows: The "Weapons and Munitions law" article 2. lists different types of weapons.[51] It states that: "melee weapons, brass knuckles, dagger, kama, saber, bayonet and other items whose primary purpose is offense" are considered weapons...
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    European knife law guide

    Thanks for the information, GAGL. Appreciate all the other info everyone has given. I may next compile a list of which Euro countries allow possession of balisongs. I know they were banned in Germany in 2003, but I read somewhere that Germany actually allows balisongs that don’t exceed 4cm in...
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    Washington knife laws

    While mere possession of an auto or OTF may be illegal in WA, it doesn’t stop people from taking the “it’s only illegal if I get caught” attitude wrt the law. Based on what I’ve read, some cops in WA will just confiscate people’s knives or let them off with a warning and tell them to take the...
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    European knife law guide

    So, I was thinking about the research done on knife laws in the US and the studies compiled by people like Evan Nappen and Blade Forums member ‘glistam.’ I started thinking it would be cool if someone did the same on the laws for all 44 European countries. From research I’ve been able to do...
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    NYS FIXED BLADE CARRY LAWS-NOT NYC

    I don’t know much about the standards for fixed blades in New York. As you said, the 4 inch blade limit is a NYC law, so that’s not relevant to this question. The prohibited knives in the state include autos, knuckle knives, sword canes, ballistic knives, and that recently passed law which...
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    Vermont Knife Laws

    Hope Knife Rights’ bill gets passed. So Vermont isn’t like California where the length ban only applies to carry? Yeah, that is stupid. However, it’s probably a law that’s rarely enforced or most likely treated like a speed limit violation in cases where no violent crime has been committed...
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    Vermont Knife Laws

    Vermont is one of a few states I was considering moving to at some point in the near future. I was also considering Ohio and Maryland. While I know the knife laws of OH and MD pretty well, I had a couple of questions about VT and their laws. I understand that in VT automatic knives have a blade...
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    Maryland Law on Fixed Blades?

    Blade Forums member glistam did a comprehensive article here on Maryland’s knife laws. Hope this answers your questions. http://weaponlaws.wikidot.com/maryland-knife-laws
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    Counterfeit, anyone?

    I wanted to know if there any known clones of the Luzon. I’m guessing not since that one is already made in China. I’ve been looking on eBay and am trying to be cautious of all the listings. Is it mostly the US, Taiwan and Japan knives that get cloned?
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    Is it a dagger if it's single edged?

    “Dagger” is one of those terms that laws rarely provide a clear definition for. In Pennsylvania, a lot of people think we aren’t allowed to carry daggers mainly due to confusion with the wording in our laws. It actually only applies to the auto knife ban, which reads something like “any dagger...
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    Current New York/NYC laws

    If I was carrying a knife in NYC, I’d make sure it was one of my Victorinox’s and be sure it’s well concealed within the pocket. Another thing to be aware of, even if you have no clip exposed, if you’re wearing a shirt made of really light fabric and the shape of items in your pocket can be made...
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    “Collectors” Article by Dan Lawson

    I wonder if the guy in the Minnesota case would have beat the charge if he had a collection of brass knuckles inside a display case mounted on his wall instead of just a single set of knuckles hanging up where he had easy access to them. In Pennsylvania, the curio option with regards to auto...
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    “Collectors” Article by Dan Lawson

    FTR, I’m not saying go out and flaunt the law or assume that just because one cop may turn a blind eye means another will, I’m just saying when it comes to knife laws, things aren’t always cut-and-dried (pun intended).
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    “Collectors” Article by Dan Lawson

    If you’re a responsible individual with a reputation for staying out of trouble, I’d say odds of you ever getting into trouble over your knives is very low. It also can depend on how cops interpret or decide to enforce the laws. There are some who choose to enforce things to the letter of the...
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    “Collectors” Article by Dan Lawson

    https://www.akti.org/22638-2/ This article by Dan Lawson of AKTI was just published in the December issue of Knife Magazine. Widespread belief persists about the existence of a “bigfoot” hominid in North American forests. Likewise, many believe there is a get-out-of-jail free “collector”...
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