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The section on Knives:For Reference, here's the MGL Chapter 269 Section 10b refered to above
(b) Whoever, except as provided by law, carries on his person, or carries on his person or under his control in a vehicle, any stiletto, dagger or a device or case which enables a knife with a locking blade to be drawn at a locked position, any ballistic knife, or any knife with a detachable blade capable of being propelled by any mechanism, dirk knife, any knife having a double-edged blade, or a switch knife, or any knife having an automatic spring release device by which the blade is released from the handle, having a blade of over one and one-half inches, or a slung shot, blowgun, blackjack, metallic knuckles or knuckles of any substance which could be put to the same use with the same or similar effect as metallic knuckles, nunchaku, zoobow, also known as klackers or kung fu sticks, or any similar weapon consisting of two sticks of wood, plastic or metal connected at one end by a length of rope, chain, wire or leather, a shuriken or any similar pointed starlike object intended to injure a person when thrown, or any armband, made with leather which has metallic spikes, points or studs or any similar device made from any other substance or a cestus or similar material weighted with metal or other substance and worn on the hand, or a manrikigusari or similar length of chain having weighted ends; or whoever, when arrested upon a warrant for an alleged crime, or when arrested while committing a breach or disturbance of the public peace, is armed with or has on his person, or has on his person or under his control in a vehicle, a billy or other dangerous weapon other than those herein mentioned and those mentioned in paragraph (a), shall be punished by imprisonment for not less than two and one-half years nor more than five years in the state prison, or for not less than six months nor more than two and one-half years in a jail or house of correction, except that, if the court finds that the defendant has not been previously convicted of a felony, he may be punished by a fine of not more than fifty dollars or by imprisonment for not more than two and one-half years in a jail or house of correction.
Glock knives and entrenching tools pre-date the glock sidearms.anyone have any experience w/ the Glock field knives? they seem pretty basic, no fancy serrations or compartments.
I'd like to think so too - I have an SOG Flash I (2.5") and a Flash II (3.5"), and one of them is usually on me when I'm not in the office. The assisted open is pretty quick. Reading this thread I'm starting to think that carrying the Flash II isn't a great idea.or a switch knife, or any knife having an automatic spring release device by which the blade is released from the handle, having a blade of over one and one-half inches (I believe Kershaw's Spring Assist does not fall into this since the spring requires you to over-come it's pre-loaded force before the blade snaps out)
I hear ya - just wanted to throw it out there as it's a topic I've wondered about myself in the past. For my own purposes, I guess I should be more concerned with carrying a 3.5" blade on me.New Guy,
Hence why I quuoted the law and only offered my interpritations as "I believe" I'm not a lawyer, I don't play one on TV. There are a lot of nuiances in that law for lawyers to argue. Honestly, I think a lot of laws are specifically written to provide lawyers (who most of the legislator are) with reliable, high-paying jobs.