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Old 02-10-2017, 11:47 AM
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Being from the way too liberal state of CT, I am pretty up on the rules and regs of CC etc. Now the laws on knives do leave a little room for interpretation. Yes you can buy any knife and leave it in your house but not so when it comes to carry. It states that fully automatic knives are illegal to carry if they are opened by a switch in the handle. The knife I am referring to is really a spring assisted lever that helps release the blade. Not that I am worried. I just like the idea of being able to open a knife easier when I am struggling to hold a package or piece of cord and trying to cut or open them without putting them down and fumbling all around.
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Old 02-10-2017, 11:58 AM
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It SOUNDS like you would be okay with a flipper. It is not fully automatic.

However, I'm in Texas. State knife laws can be weird. In Texas any blade under 6 inches is legal to carry with the exception of a gravity knife. No one knows why. Switchblades are legal here. Weird, huh?
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Old 02-10-2017, 12:28 PM
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Laws such as these are often open to interpretation. Especially so in liberals states.

Looking over CT law, I myself wouldn't chance it, even more so if the knife is emblazoned with the S&W logo and SWAT. And FWIW, Smith & Wesson doesn't actually make these knives. I believe Schrade currently makes them.

"Under the law, dangerous weapons are (1) dirk knives, (2) switch knives, (3) stilettos, (4) any knife that has an automatic spring release device that releases a blade from the handle longer than one and one-half inches, and (5) any knife that has a blade with an edged portion four inches or longer.

Illegally carrying a dangerous weapon on one's person is punishable by a fine of up to $500, imprisonment for up to three years, or both (CGS 53-206(a)). Illegally carrying it in a vehicle is punishable by a fine of up to $1,000, imprisonment."

There are plenty of available options that are easy to open one handed that are not spring assisted. I like the Spyderco Delica and Endura for EDC.

YMMV
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Oil your knife in the joint,and work it a few times.I do that with my knives,now all I have to do flick my wrist and my blade will open for business. lol
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Oil your knife in the joint,and work it a few times.I do that with my knives,now all I have to do flick my wrist and my blade will open for business. lol
I believe a pivot loose enough to be flicked open by inertia might constitute it being a labeled a "gravity knife". I'm not sure about CT, but they are banned in NY last I knew.
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Old 02-14-2017, 01:32 PM
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Thank you for the info. I have a flip knife. It's the interpretation that is tough. A spring assist is actually helping a manual deployment but you are right about "chancing it". Not too many law abiding CT residence are pleased with our Dems in office when it comes to gun laws and knife laws. Will look at the Spyderco Delica and Endura.
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Thanks all. Hopefully CT will smarten up and let responsible adults be just that......responsible.
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