What are the California Knife laws concerning unconcealed knives?

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I understand the laws with concealed knives but what about unconcealed. Im asking since i would like to get a scottish dagger for my wedding ceremony.

The only knives which are generally regulated by length are switchblades (must be under 2 inches). Fixed blade and folding knives can be of any length. Fixed blade knives cannot be concealed, but carried openly in a belt sheath is not concealed. (However, a sgian dubh in your sock would be illegal.) There may also be some local regulations which conflict with State law (I believe they are unenforceable, but that won’t stop an arrest).


2 Responses to “What are the California Knife laws concerning unconcealed knives?”

  1. wiemercats — March 24, 2010 @ 4:12 am

    Folding knives must have a blade under 4 inches. Fixed blades have no restrictions..
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  2. John S — March 24, 2010 @ 4:20 am

    The only knives which are generally regulated by length are switchblades (must be under 2 inches). Fixed blade and folding knives can be of any length. Fixed blade knives cannot be concealed, but carried openly in a belt sheath is not concealed. (However, a sgian dubh in your sock would be illegal.) There may also be some local regulations which conflict with State law (I believe they are unenforceable, but that won’t stop an arrest).
    References :
    30+ years as a criminal defense attorney

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