Not from New Jersey but found this
I really need some help being cleared up on the knife laws by someone who knows what their talking about, iv read the law and talked to family cop but he is such a laid back guy that unless u look like a cerial killer he isnt gonna arrest u for it. and the written law is confusing as hell
I live in Bergen County.
Typical definitions of a "weapon"—daggers, dirks, ballistic knives, switchblades, assisted openers—are flat-out illegal. You're basically restricted to single-edged folders and fixed blades.
People under age 18 can have any non-"weapon" knife with a blade up to 5 inches long and an OAL up to 10 inches. In regards to this the Boy Scouts usually teach their troops their knife blade should not be longer than their hands, from the fingertip to the wrist joint. People age 18 and over can have a knife of any size.
Assisted openers ? I didn't know that oh well
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Originally Posted by 2C:39-1 h.Usually trench knives are thrown into the lot as weapons too.Originally Posted by 2C:39-3 Prohibited Weapons and Devices...
so all my 3-4.5 inch folders are fine then? endura as my edc is compltely legal too? im 18 almost 19
Size isn't a problem once you turn 18. Carry that Endura with pride.
It was your leadership or the location of your outings that required the restriction. There is not nor has there ever been a Scouting regulation on any blade unless by the leadership of a troop or Scoutcamp, etc. Stupid if you ask me. It is because of bleeding heart lib tards that this has occurred...I have had parents not wanting their 'little angels' going on a 50 mile bike ride because, and I quote," They are too close to the road and they might get hit by a car." The youngest was 15yrs old.....I was like 'WHAT!!??"
I'm also from NJ and I just picked up a Spyderco Paramilitary 2 which is a hair under 3.5 inches in blade length.
the knife laws i've read in NJ from knife-expert.com doesnt list length but says you need to have a lawful reason to be carrying it. So I dont think "I use this rambo knife to open dvd cases" to be a good enough reason.
I havent had any run-ins with police where they needed to search me and come across it.
small world. same job here.
I use a spyderco delica in zdp-189 as my box cutter, to break down boxes, open boxes, cut shrink wrap on pallets. It slices through that heavy cardboard they use for watermelon bins.
I'm pretty good around customers with it and dont really flash it around much as management probably wouldnt want me to use it and I do NOT want to go back to the store supplied box cutters.
Advice is this thread has been on point so far. The best advice you can take to heart is to never, ever give police a reason to even find the knife on you in the first place. Forget the law, and forget what you feel about your rights - if the police discretion leans in the wrong direction, you WILL be arrested no matter what. It doesn't matter if they use a disorderly persons or simply make something up. Having a knife will just be an easy excuse for them to very easily arrest you regardless of the knife. You probably won't be convicted but it'll cost you some time, plus a lawyer, plus the cost of an expungement of arrest records.
Don't be dumb and they shouldn't even know you are ever carrying anything.
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