Question.....Folding Tactical Knives

Question.....Folding Tactical Knives

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    Question.....Folding Tactical Knives

    As a knife newby......would the folding tactical knives be considdered Gravity Knives as they can be flipped open utilizing the bolts at the hilt with one hand.........trying to determine if in fact these are NJ legal.....I know most things are not.


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    Quote Originally Posted by xXxplosive View Post
    As a knife newby......would the folding tactical knives be considdered Gravity Knives as they can be flipped open utilizing the bolts at the hilt with one hand.........trying to determine if in fact these are NJ legal.....I know most things are not.
    IANAL but I think a typical tactical folder is not a gravity knife as defined by NJ law which states:

    2C:39-1 h. "Gravity knife" means any knife which has a
    blade which is released from the handle or sheath thereof
    by the force of gravity or the application of centrifugal
    force...

    The blade is not released from the handle or sheath thereof
    by the force of gravity or the application of centrifugal force but, as you observe, "utilizing the bolts at the hilt with one hand". Once the blade is free of the handle, you can flick it open. I think almost all current tactical folders will remain closed no matter how hard you flick it (apply centrifugal force) until it is opened past a certain amount via the thumb studs.

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    These laws are, to put it bluntly, just plain stupid. Having said that, with practice you can develop the ability to open most folding knives using centrifugal force. This is useful in situations (beyond self-defense applications) where you need to be able to open the knife using only one hand.
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    Are you talking about the Benchmade Axis lock style of knives?
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    2edgesword has it right. My friend, through some sort of wrist manipulation wizardry I have yet to figure out, can flick open pretty much any folding knife out there just with a wrist pop provided it's not gummed up somehow or hinged to stop such an action.

    It be honest, it ticks me off...

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