Anyone carry an auto / switchblade?

Anyone carry an auto / switchblade?

This is a discussion on Anyone carry an auto / switchblade? within the Defensive Knives & Other Weapons forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; pt906.jpg I have a ProTech Godfather that I absolutely love. It is a fairly pricey knife but outstandingly well built and nothing is thinner. I ...

Page 1 of 5 12345 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 68

Thread: Anyone carry an auto / switchblade?

  1. #1
    Senior Member Array LeCalsey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    2A Friendly State
    Posts
    722

    Anyone carry an auto / switchblade?

    pt906.jpg

    I have a ProTech Godfather that I absolutely love. It is a fairly pricey knife but outstandingly well built and nothing is thinner. I have carried it for years now and it looks almast as good today as it did when new.
    Last edited by LeCalsey; February 6th, 2009 at 12:14 PM. Reason: added pic
    2A is not negotiable


  2. #2
    VIP Member Array ELCruisr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Central FL
    Posts
    2,073
    Quote Originally Posted by LeCalsey View Post
    pt906.jpg

    I have a ProTech Godfather that I absolutely love. It is a fairly pricey knife but outstandingly well built and nothing is thinner. I have carried it for years now and it looks almast as good today as it did when new.
    I've been carrying a Benchmade auto in one form or another since they came out with them. I use them daily in my job and I keep 'em mighty sharp so I tend to wear one out about every 5 or 6 years.
    If you stand up and be counted, from time to time you may get yourself knocked down. But remember this: A man flattened by an opponent can get up again. A man flattened by conformity stays down for good. ~ Thomas J. Watson, Jr.

  3. #3
    Distinguished Member Array C9H13NO3's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    1,513
    I carry a Benchmade auto every day for the last bunch of years. It's always been my favorite knife. I keep acquiring more and more knives, but I always go back to the Benchmade. Might change it up after the Emerson comes in.
    -Ryan

    All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.

  4. #4
    VIP Member Array David in FL's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Central Florida
    Posts
    2,342
    I have a little protech runt that's a great little utility knife.

    "Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in a grey twilight that knows not victory nor defeat."

    Theodore Roosevelt

  5. #5
    Senior Member Array fernset's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Miami, Fl
    Posts
    530
    Everyday I hear from LEO that they are illegal to carry in fl. I read the law and it seams legal. I don't have on yet, but I plan on it.

  6. #6
    VIP Member Array ron8903's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    South Florida
    Posts
    2,575
    I EDC a Gerber 06, it heavy but real solid.
    "A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on."
    - Sir Winston Churchill

  7. #7
    VIP Member Array David in FL's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Central Florida
    Posts
    2,342
    Quote Originally Posted by fernset View Post
    Everyday I hear from LEO that they are illegal to carry in fl. I read the law and it seams legal. I don't have on yet, but I plan on it.
    Ownership of automatic knives is legal in FL. Carrying any concealed weapon is not, unless you have a CWL. The exception is an "ordinary pocket knife", which an auto clearly isn't.

    As long as you have a CWL, you're fine to carry an automatic knife.

    Hope that helped.
    "Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in a grey twilight that knows not victory nor defeat."

    Theodore Roosevelt

  8. #8
    Senior Member Array LeCalsey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    2A Friendly State
    Posts
    722
    That is EXACTLY what I was told by my knife shop owner. They are legal to OWN anytime. They are only legal to CARRY with a CCW. I know a ton of JSO & SJSO that all carry them as a back-up too.

    I don't know what the laws are outside of Florida though. Anyone else know?
    2A is not negotiable

  9. #9
    Distinguished Member Array C9H13NO3's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    1,513
    I like worn in pictures more than stock photos...so here's my EDC knife and light. :)
    Attached Images
    -Ryan

    All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.

  10. #10
    Senior Member Array BradyM77's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Kentucky
    Posts
    699
    Quote Originally Posted by C9H13NO3 View Post
    I like worn in pictures more than stock photos...so here's my EDC knife and light. :)
    Wow you're not kidding worn in. You have definitely tested that equipment to it's limits. The fact that you still use them should attest to their reliability and durability. BTW I don't like stock photos either. I just baby my equipment and tear up cheap stuff like my CRKT M-16.
    "I didn't do it, nobody saw me do it, you can't prove anything!" Bart Simpson

  11. #11
    Distinguished Member Array C9H13NO3's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    1,513
    Both the Benchmade and the Surefire have been on 3 deployments to Iraq and get used almost every day. The surefire has been dropped off the top of CH-53 helicopters who knows how many times, and only has worn finish and a few scratches on the body to show for it. Quality equipment. The blade on the Benchmade isn't locking up as solid as it used to, but it's still not bad at all. Spring is still super snappy.
    -Ryan

    All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.

  12. #12
    Senior Moderator
    Array MattInFla's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Central Florida
    Posts
    4,857
    Quote Originally Posted by LeCalsey View Post
    That is EXACTLY what I was told by my knife shop owner. They are legal to OWN anytime. They are only legal to CARRY with a CCW. I know a ton of JSO & SJSO that all carry them as a back-up too.

    I don't know what the laws are outside of Florida though. Anyone else know?
    If I recall correctly, it is unlawful to transport an automatic knife across state lines.

    Matt
    Battle Plan (n) - a list of things that aren't going to happen if you are attacked.
    Blame it on Sixto - now that is a viable plan.

  13. #13
    VIP Member
    Array goawayfarm's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Fork Union, Virginia
    Posts
    2,699
    I have & carry several of the Kershaw Leeks....Do they count?
    Quemadmodum gladius neminem occidit, occidentis telum est.-Seneca

    "If you carry a gun, people will call you paranoid. If I have a gun, what do I have to be paranoid about?" -Clint Smith

    "An unarmed man can only flee from evil, and evil is not overcome by fleeing from it." -Jeff Cooper

  14. #14
    Senior Member Array fernset's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Miami, Fl
    Posts
    530
    Quote Originally Posted by David in FL View Post
    Ownership of automatic knives is legal in FL. Carrying any concealed weapon is not, unless you have a CWL. The exception is an "ordinary pocket knife", which an auto clearly isn't.

    As long as you have a CWL, you're fine to carry an automatic knife.

    Hope that helped.
    Thanx. It seems to me that, at least the cops I come in contact with have no idea what the states laws are.

  15. #15
    VIP Member Array frankmako's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Parts Unknown
    Posts
    3,869
    benchmade auto for 12 years. most of the black is off on one side and she is hard to keep sharp. i have used the mess out of her on the job.
    An armed man is a citizen. An unarmed man is a subject.

    Red State State of Mind

Page 1 of 5 12345 LastLast

Sponsored Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Similar Threads

  1. First auto for carry
    By pschultheis in forum Defensive Carry Guns
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: November 28th, 2009, 08:00 PM
  2. Looking for a decent switchblade knife
    By taseal in forum Defensive Knives & Other Weapons
    Replies: 22
    Last Post: August 17th, 2009, 09:24 AM
  3. .45 auto carry ammo
    By rojo in forum Defensive Ammunition & Ballistics
    Replies: 32
    Last Post: June 6th, 2009, 12:19 AM
  4. Assisted opener= switchblade???
    By fernset in forum Defensive Knives & Other Weapons
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: May 20th, 2008, 11:16 PM
  5. VW owner uses switchblade style 'key' to fight off attacker
    By Janq in forum In the News: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: April 14th, 2006, 09:16 PM

Search tags for this page

are switchblades legal in tennessee
,
can anybody buy a benchmade auto
,
can firefighters carry automatic knives in the state of virginia
,
can firefighters carry switchblades
,
can i carry a switchblade in texas
,

can military carry switchblades

,
can police carry switchblades
,
can you carry a switchblade in texas
,
is it illegal to carry a switchblade in texas
,
is it legal to own a switchblade in virginia
,

va switchblade laws

,
virginia switchblade laws
Click on a term to search for related topics.