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    Would it be illegal to carry this knife in public in henrico virginia

    http://www.trueswords.com/hungry-hank-bowie-p-917.html

    I purchased it a couple of months ago and right now its just sitting around and I wanna carry it around. i am just confused as to whether or not i am allowed to. I read all the laws concerning knives in virginia and henrico but i am still partially confused.

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    i think metal knuckles are illegal in all 50 states plus it has a knife

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    erichonda30 wrote:
    i think metal knuckles are illegal in all 50 states plus it has a knife
    technically they are considered knuckle guards but i see how police would get it misinterpreted

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    Wow now thats a Knife! I dont know about legality, just curious.. what do you plan on running into that you would need that?

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    erichonda30 wrote:
    i think metal knuckles are illegal in all 50 states plus it has a knife
    On OCDO, when we say something is illegal, we cite the law. I think you need to find 50 of them.

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    eye95 wrote:
    erichonda30 wrote:
    i think metal knuckles are illegal in all 50 states plus it has a knife
    On OCDO, when we say something is illegal, we cite the law. I think you need to find 50 of them.
    That's why he said he thinks, rather than stating it as fact.

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    eye95 wrote:
    erichonda30 wrote:
    i think metal knuckles are illegal in all 50 states plus it has a knife
    On OCDO, when we say something is illegal, we cite the law. I think you need to find 50 of them
    Legality and distribution
    In Canada, brass knuckles or any similar devices are listed as prohibited weapons,[3][/suP] and possession of such weapon is a criminal offence under the Criminal Code of Canada.[4][/suP]

    In France, however, purchase and possession of brass knuckles is legal for 16 year-olds with parental permission, and are freely sold to people of legal age.[citation needed][/suP] The French term is 'un coup-de-poing américain', literally 'an American punch'.[5][/suP]

    Brass knuckles are illegal in Britain, Sweden, Austria, Germany and the Netherlands, carrying significant jail sentences and fines for possession of a dangerous weapon.[citation needed][/suP]

    Brass knuckles can normally be purchased at flea markets, swap meets, and some sword and weapon shops legally. Due to a shady reputation, they have been sold in at least one case affixed with a detachable screw allowing them to be sold as a belt buckle.[6][/suP] Devices that are made of hardened plastic, rather than metal, exist. Some are marketed as "undetectable by airport metal detectors."[7][/suP]

    In United States, brass knuckles of any material are not legal and therefore cannot be sold to people in any of the 50 states.

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    In Alabama, code section 13A-11-53 makes the concealment of brass knuckles illegal, but I don't know of a code section that makes possession illegal. Do you?

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    cali

    12020. (a) Any person in this state who does any of the following is punishable by imprisonment in a county jail not exceeding one year or in the state prison1) Manufactures or causes to be manufactured, imports into the state, keeps for sale, or offers or exposes for sale, or who gives, lends, or possesses any cane gun or wallet gun, any undetectable firearm, any firearm which is not immediately recognizable as a firearm, any camouflaging firearm container, any ammunition which contains or consists of any flechette dart, any bullet containing or carrying an explosive agent, any ballistic knife, any multiburst trigger activator, any nunchaku, any short-barreled shotgun, any short-barreled rifle, any metal knuckles, any belt buckle knife, any leaded cane, any zip gun, any shuriken, any unconventional pistol, any lipstick case knife, any cane sword, any shobi-zue, any air gauge knife, any writing pen knife, any metal military practice handgrenade or metal replica handgrenade, or any instrument or weapon of the kind commonly known as a blackjack, slungshot, billy, sandclub, sap, or sandbag.

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    Yikes. Did that come from the set of Conan the Barbarian?

    IANAL, but it appears that would be illegal to conceal that in Virginia.

    http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp...0+cod+18.2-308

    As far as other states:

    http://www.thefiringline.com/library...knifelaws.html

    http://www.thebladeshop.com/State_Knife_Laws_s/478.htm

    http://www.donath.org/Rants/StateKnifeLaws/

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    eye95 wrote:
    erichonda30 wrote:
    i think metal knuckles are illegal in all 50 states plus it has a knife
    On OCDO, when we say something is illegal, we cite the law. I think you need to find 50 of them.
    So, you cited the law in CA, and metal knuckles are illegal. I posted a law from AL and it seems that only concealing them is illegal. Have you done any research on the other 48 States?

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    i read that and it talks about it concealed. What about if it isnt concealed.

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    Mag1cN1nja wrote:
    i read that and it talks about it concealed. What about if it isnt concealed.
    If there is no law that says it's illegal, then it isn't. I can't find one, but I wouldn't take my word for it. There is only one way to find out... strap it on and go walk-about.

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