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    Username Post: Legal Blade Size to Carry Knife in Florida?        (Topic#788865)
    rperez07
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    02-16-07 06:59.25 - Post#1158766    



    Any idea where I can find Florida knife carry laws? Just wondering, before I purchase, if a knife with this specs would be against the law to carry with me at all times.

    http://www.benchmade.com/products/product_deta il.a...

    Blade Length: 3.45"
    Overall Length: 8.07"
    Closed Length: 4.62"
    Blade Thickness: 0.115"
    Blade Material: 154CM Stainless Steel
    Blade Style: 551 Modified Drop-Point;
     
    fishshooter
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    02-16-07 07:25.50 - Post#1158778    


        In response to rperez07

    No problem in Florida. Automatics are even legal to carry. Where are you at ? I'm close to Panama City. There are a bunch of Floridians on the forum. Nice pick on the knife by the way, got one myself.
     
    sam12345
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    02-16-07 13:48.18 - Post#1159038    


        In response to fishshooter

    I carry a fixed blade all the time and never had a problem, Good choice on the Griptilian it's a grate knife.
    No matter where you go, there you are


     
    steveH
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    02-16-07 18:22.24 - Post#1159222    


        In response to sam12345

    Yup, great choice. I have a couple of BM autos in my EDC rotation, and unless you go postal, you'll be fine with whatever you choose.
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    Stephen_D
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    02-17-07 08:02.02 - Post#1159499    


        In response to steveH

    Although this site is primarily for people wanting to learn how to legally carry concealed handguns, there is also information on each state's knife laws.

    http://www.packing.org/state/florida/#statek nifeca...

    Begin excerpt

    In Florida, the license issued by the state is a "Concealed Weapon or Firearm License" (CWL). As such, it is valid not only for firearms but also for other categories of concealed weapons, such as knives, saps, chemical sprays, etc.

    Open Carry" is (almost) never allowed, whether for licensees or non-licensees!

    End excerpt

    Details on how to obtain the license are shown.
    It's not the critic who counts.


     
    cutlerylover
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    02-17-07 08:19.11 - Post#1159512    


        In response to Stephen_D

    a page from ym new favorite reference book on knife laws...Here ya go...



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    rperez07
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    02-18-07 17:45.27 - Post#1160656    


        In response to cutlerylover


    Thanks All ... I guess carrying this Griptilian will not be a problem for me.

    By the way, fishshooter, I'm down here in Miami.
     
    sgtsteve
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    02-19-07 07:24.26 - Post#1161006    


        In response to fishshooter

    Hey Fishshooter, I'll be in your area in about 3 weeks (at St. Andrew SP camping with my family)
    "It isn't soft to sleep under shelter, a few inches above the $#!+ rather than rolling around in it, it's pure common sense."
    Andy McNab
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    joei
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    02-21-07 02:38.07 - Post#1162596    


        In response to sgtsteve

    The only problem that I have heard is that some police officers will still take an automatic knife from you, because the laws regarding 'gravity knives' were a little confusing. In fact, the legislature corrected that oversight, but it hasn't been fully disseminated yet.

    Just be careful of carrying in restricted areas (courthouses, bars, etc) and you should be fine.

    I think it is strange that the one place where a knife is useful (to open packages, letters, etc) you aren't allowed to carry in a post office!

    From 39 CFR 232.1:
    No person while on postal property may carry firearms, other dangerous or deadly weapons, or explosives, either openly or concealed, or store the same on postal property, except for official purposes.

    Now, for the lawyers in the group, if your knife is less that 2 1/2 inches, it isn't considered a "dangerous weapon," so those should be fine.
     
    sgtsteve
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    02-21-07 02:57.48 - Post#1162610    


        In response to joei

    On that note, I have always wondered where the blade begins for measurement purposes. Does it begin at the hilt or at the cutting edge?
    "It isn't soft to sleep under shelter, a few inches above the $#!+ rather than rolling around in it, it's pure common sense."
    Andy McNab
    Author, Bravo Two-Zero


     
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