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  • Fixed blade knife legality?

    I've always had a pocket knife in my jeans pocket since my dad gave me a swiss army knife in gradeschool. I just assumed that you had to have a folder for every day carry but got to wondering...

    Is it illegal to carry a fixed blade knife on your belt / pocket / neck?

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    As long as the blade is less than 3 inches in length, you should be OK.

    Edit - jeffIL is right, you should be OK with any knife, I looked up the 3 inch rule and it looks like it only applies to any crime committed while "armed with a dangerous weapon". That term includes any knife with at least a 3" blade.

    (720 ILCS 5/33A‑1)
    Last edited by ShepXD; 09-21-2009, 10:41 PM.

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    • #3
      You are fine with pretty much any knife.
      For the cops out there: You are an adult. If you want to write someone, write them. If you don't want to write someone, then don't write them.

      "Jeff, you are the best cop on this board"-Anonymous Post

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      • #4
        But watch out for local ordinances. They can get you in a trick bag.

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          Last edited by bankfraudguy; 03-16-2011, 02:06 PM.

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          • #6
            What about automatic knives?

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            • #7
              You can carry any length of knife you want.

              The ones are that are spring-loaded are illegal (switchblade etc.)

              Somebody said local ordinances may prohibit some knives, but they probably couldn't charge you criminally. The worst you could get is a local ordinance ticket. (fine you money etc.)

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