166.370. After I showed them it and it was in a bag strapped away they let me go with a warning to be carful. I love KnifeUp. Most people don’t know this law so they wear the knife clipped to one of their front pockets. Arguably, if a folding knife with a pocket clip is clipped to the hem of a pocket, leaving part of it ‘identifiable’, there may be no attempt to obscure the knife as might be the case if the same knife is deposited in a pocket. Look, the issue with automatic knives is not their ability to harm others, it’s mostly about the ability to harm the user or cause accidents around the user. Either knife would be 100% legal to carry, dull or sharp, if it’s in a belt sheath where both the sheath and the handle are visible outside your clothing, or strapped to the outside of your backpack in a fully visible manner. 166.270. Fixed blade hunting knifes are not what I would call “stabbing” knives, normal considered to be long thin blades. The Oregon legislature appropriately repealed its constitutionally repugnant ‘switchblade’ ban the following year, but also amended the concealed carry statute to include a prohibition for the concealed carry of ‘any knife having a blade that projects or swings into position by force of a spring or by centrifugal force’. Currently, the only country-wide law about switchblades is US Code Title 15, Chapter 29, and this law only controls the importation of these knives into the US, and the sale over state lines. Today I bought knife from eBay. When the nub is pulled backward, the blade moves into position rapidly, at a speed that exceeds the speed at which the nub is being moved. Otherwise, various clubs and dedicated throwing areas do exist for a fee. The criminal politicians do not fear the criminal so much, it is the honest citizen they fear. “, does this mean that an UN-concealed weapon, such as one carried on the outer clothing, on one’s head or in one’s hand clearly visible is considered “concealed”? It’s all case law no statues really. I want to carry a sword on my belt line. Schrodinger knives, they exist in a legal/illegal state XD. The law prohibits the concealed carry of certain knives as described. Thus, the Court ruled that a defendant could not be convicted of carrying a concealed weapon, where the weapon was being carried under the floor mat on the passenger side of a vehicle. An appellate ruling states along as the the knife is on a sheath connected to ones belt it cannot be considered conceal carry. Felons may not carry dirks, daggers, or stilettos. For some, it’s tradition, for others it’s to make their job easier, and some may want to be prepared in case they need to defend themselves. Also reguarding karambits, my interpretation as well as some other commenters was that they define as pocket knives(for folding karambits), and/or are negated from the stabbing catagory hince the rounded blade. The Oregon Court of Appeals has a protocol, referred to as AWOP, whereby it can affirm a trial court ruling without issuing an opinion. I haven’t been able to find any federal law restricting knives being carried on public transportation that doesn’t cross state lines. I hope that helps answer the apparent contradiction! Keeping Knives in American Lives Since 1998. Because that is exactly how this sounds. I was stopped while walking home in downtown Springfield with a kershaw blur on my pocket. What is a “stabbing” knife? Carrying of concealed weapons 166.240. I am traveling to Portland in May and would like to know what I can/cannot carry. The cop sees the clip part of the knife and asks the good Citizen to show them the knife. The addition, in italics, was intended to clarify that assisted openers ARE legal to carry in the State of California. It seems to me this is more precedent saying it is just a pocketknife… “In 1978, in the case of State v. Pruett, the Supreme Court of Oregon found that a “Sportman’s” knife with a 3 ½-inch blade, which folded manually into the handle of the knife, but locked when fully open, was an “ordinary pocketknife”. 4,832. As long as it is completely visible and not covered in any way it is legal to carry, right? I want to put a flat sog knife into a walking stick and wrap it with 550 cord as a survival stick is it legal, I want you in bed a song lat knife in a walking stick and wrap it with 550 cord is that concealed, Does oregon cc permit cover an 11″ overall boot knife. I want to carry a switch blade for protection, but not sure how to carry it without getting in trouble for it being hidden/ concealed. You can open carry any kind of knife you want in Oregon. 166.291. Is that considered concealed? I am NOT an attorney, but I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night. The complete State Knife law information is now available to AKTI members and non-members alike. A gravity knife, or any knife with a blade that projects or swings into position by force of a spring or by centrifugal force. Knife carried openly in sheath on belt is not concealed. The first one is that your case is complicated enough with your previous convictions, that you may be in a whole other category when it comes to determining what is legal or illegal. I want to get a knife that I can carry in a holster type thing that I would wear on my thigh for hiking. My prefured knife is a balisong. It is legal to open carry any type of knife. A single edged knife takes you straight away from any logical or legal discussion of “designed for stabbing.”. Knife Laws in Arizona (AZ) Stay legal, stay safe with the Knife Enthusiasts Guide to Arizona Knife Laws. The case law in Oregon, however, has offered definitions of dirk and dagger, and guidelines to follow when determining if a knife is a pocketknife or not.