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New Jersey knife laws?

I am 14 and a boy scout. Is there any restrictions on carrying a pocket knife that you know of? I have the totin chit thing.

TheLastAnt5 years ago
Nj classifies a pocket knife (as I am sure many other states do) as the blade being less then 5 inches and whole length being no more then 10 inches. No age restrictions there, but as you are under 18, you can not have a knife that is to be used for hunting or fishing (think big knives). But please use your head, DON'T BRING IT TO SCHOOL or flash it around, even if it's a little 1 inch Swiss Army blade. Some knives are strait out illegal to have in Jersey, you can see all the laws in place here:

http://pweb.netcom.com/~brlevine/nj.txt
Thelonelysandwitch (author)  TheLastAnt5 years ago
Now does carrying it in your pocket count as a concealed weapon?
If it is a pocket knife and defined by NJ law as such, and it is clear there is no intention to use it as a weapon then no. Put a switchblade in your pocket then we have issues.
Quick242 years ago
Im 15 and i also carry a knife just about everywhere legal i used to lie in cali but am moving to new jersey so i always had one for protection
Quick24 Quick242 years ago
Live sorry
Infra_red2 years ago
Any blade that opens automatically is illegal in NJ, think switchblade or ballistic button open. You can have a assisted open knife which is defined by having a spring which assists the blade but has to be initiated by pushing the blade with your hand first either on a thumb stud or any other part of the blade. Any blade should be about the width of your palm or smaller and you have to carry it with some part showing as concealed weapons are illegal.
Flumpkins5 years ago
Hmmm... this question could answer a question I had today... before I saw this thread! I am also from New Jersey. I was thinking about getting a Retractible Shuriken
Thelonelysandwitch (author)  Flumpkins5 years ago
nice, what part of nj
Near Philly.. all I wil say
Thelonelysandwitch (author)  Flumpkins5 years ago
all I say is ocean county
me to
Cool.
Wasagi5 years ago
I think that as long as you don;t carry it on an Airplane, Church, School, or Government Building, you should be fine. I carry pocket knifes with me on accident almost everywhere...
geekman7 Wasagi5 years ago
I SOMETIMES ALWAYS CARRY MY POCKET KNIFE WITH ME BY ACCIDENT TOO
sore thats what everyone says ;)
Thelonelysandwitch (author)  Wasagi5 years ago
I carry one every where, just not school, or airports.
Good, "Be Prepared" is just an excuse to carry pointy things...
Thelonelysandwitch (author)  Wasagi5 years ago
always.