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New Jersey knife laws? Answered

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.

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TheLastAntBest Answer (author)2009-03-30

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

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Now does carrying it in your pocket count as a concealed weapon?

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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.

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DR40 (author)2017-07-07

What about a 4 inch butterfly knife for a 14 year old boy? Who is not a Boy Scout, just interested in knives.

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Empguy (author)2015-10-31

Would a Karambit be considered illegal to carry if it is under 10 inches

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Quick24 (author)2012-07-23

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

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Infra_red (author)2012-01-24

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.

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Flumpkins (author)2009-02-28

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

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Near Philly.. all I wil say

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Wasagi (author)2009-02-22

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...

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geekman7 (author)Wasagi2009-09-14

I SOMETIMES ALWAYS CARRY MY POCKET KNIFE WITH ME BY ACCIDENT TOO

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rbrache (author)geekman72011-04-20

sore thats what everyone says ;)

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I carry one every where, just not school, or airports.

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Good, "Be Prepared" is just an excuse to carry pointy things...

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