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Old 01-10-2007, 11:42 PM
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Does knifekits.com ship to California?

I've heard that KnifeKits.com does not ship Balisongs to California, Or that you cannot order them from CA. Is this true?

I'd love to get my hands on a balisong, But I've heard it can be quite a pain.
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Old 01-11-2007, 12:09 AM
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NOTE: Shipment of the above product to International residents may require special customs clearance, depending on the laws in your area. We will not be held responsible for lost or seized Typhoon shipments, as we require you understand and abide by the laws governing such products within your country prior to ordering. Please understand your local laws before ordering the above product.
from their website at the bottom.


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Old 01-11-2007, 01:15 AM
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Kevin,

You're welcome to order them, but you might want to check your local laws before doing so. Some states disapprove of them. I think Cali has a balisong restriction. That may mean that you can have it in your house, or property, but not outside of it. In that case, you might consider whether it's something that you want to own from a usefulness standpoint.

Again, check your local laws, always!!!

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Old 01-11-2007, 10:45 AM
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"Again, check your local laws, always!!!"

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Alex or anyone who can help,

Do you know of an online source to find out about laws in our area? I've heard a few things about local laws from knife store employees that I'd like to verify.

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Old 01-11-2007, 11:43 AM
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knife laws of the 50 states

http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/calaw.html

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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 prison:

(1) 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 ballistic knife, any nunchaku, any metal
knuckles, any belt buckle knife, any leaded cane, any shuriken,
any lipstick case knife, any cane sword, any shobi-zue, any air gauge
knife, any writing pen knife, or any instrument or weapon
of the kind commonly known as a blackjack, slungshot, billy,
sandclub, sap, or sandbag...
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California case law:
Butterfly knife which has blade in excess of two inches is
"switch-blade knife" within meaning of... 653k. [Attorney
General's opinion 11-19-1985.]
Quote:
California - Penal Code Section 653k. Every person who
possesses in the passenger's or driver's area of any motor
vehicle in any public place or place open to the public,
carries upon his or her person, and every person who
sells, offers for sale, exposes for sale, loans,
transfers, or gives to any other person a switchblade
knife having a blade over two inches in length is guilty
of a misdemeanor.
For the purposes of this section a "switchblade knife"
is a knife having the appearance of a pocketknife, and
shall include a spring-blade knife, snap-blade knife,
gravity knife or any other similar type knife, the blade
or blades of which are two or more inches long and which
can be released automatically by a flick of a button,
pressure on the handle, flip of the wrist or other
mechanical device, or is released by the weight of the
blade or by any other type of mechanism whatsoever...
Suppose one could say the peoples republic of commiefornia does not trust it's citizens.

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Old 01-11-2007, 06:44 PM
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I'm always amazed when I see what goes on out there next to the beach, and then I contemplate the fact that the majority of the people who settled that state came through Colorado on their way out there..........sure makes me glad they kept going......... Colorado is pretty stringent too but we can still have a can opener.

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Old 01-11-2007, 07:10 PM
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someone correct me if I am wrong but isn't an Xacto knife classifed as a 'pen knife' ?

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Old 01-11-2007, 07:31 PM
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In other words...in California if it has a point it's illegal..if it is sharp it's illegal...if it has a trigger it's illegal, but if it comes from south of the border and apply's for welfare thats ok!...Something seems to be wrong with this picture!
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Old 01-12-2007, 01:08 AM
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That's funny, Slinger!!!!


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Old 01-12-2007, 02:34 AM
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Ok, From my experience, Balisongs and switchblades are illegal, But most of the time an Officer\Official will just let you know that they can cite you for it, They don't really enforce the law that much, Just warn you. However if you give them reason to be unhappy, Then not only are you an idiot for doing so, But they will then likely have reason to cite you.



The CA law codes are wacky... Then again I wouldn't trust most of the people here with a nail clipper. I was most concerned about whether or not store can\will ship to CA.

I read some of the laws and it seems they are illegal in vehicles (Except the trunk), Public buildings, Goverment Buildings, And most cities make them illegal in public areas.

Thanks for all the help guys!


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Old 01-12-2007, 07:36 AM
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As long as the blade is under 2" they're legal!! so get a typhoon and chop it down
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