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Top Swedge on the Umnumzaan (double edge?)

Discussion in 'Chris Reeve Knives' started by knifeandgun, Aug 4, 2017.

  1. knifeandgun

    knifeandgun Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 10, 2013

    Just got my first zaan acouple days ago and I love it!
    I do live in CA and someone mentioned to me that the sharp top could be considered a "double edged" blade by the law. Any CA crk guys know if this is true?
    Figured this was the best place to ask!
  2. unwisefool

    unwisefool Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 22, 2007
    I doubt it, it's clearly not sharpened. People like to make up all sorts of crazy things about knife "laws"
  3. 1AbominAble1


    Jul 26, 2010
    I've had at least 2 that were sharp enough to be dangerous and I wouldn't put it past an over zealous D. A. to give you a hard time over it.
    That said, I carry mine often and have had no trouble- but- I've never done anything while carrying it that'd make an officer want to see it.
  4. pyreaux

    pyreaux Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 9, 2015
    LOL my sliced open finger would beg to differ they can be quite sharp from the factory. I'd recommend doing your best to avoid finding out what local LEO and DA think.
  5. on_the_edge

    on_the_edge Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 31, 2006
    I love law enforcement what-if questions. :)

    99 times out of 100, if you act like a reasonable, normal human being when you encounter law enforcement, even in CA, the swedge will likely be a non-issue. If you want to act like an a$$ or engage in moderate levels of stupidity such that you draw the attention of others, including the police, then yes, an officer may choose to make your life more difficult.
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  6. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    I live in North San Diego County, CA and I do own a Wilson Combat Zaan. Although I do not make a habit of flashing that folder in public (have a much more "people friendly" Delioca 4 for that) I do not think that it is an illegal knife (unless prohibited by local city ordinances) and further I know that it would not cause you issues if you heed that advice above ^
  7. LMT66

    LMT66 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 18, 2008
    I took my user to a stone so it can in no way be confused with a double edge.
  8. knifeandgun

    knifeandgun Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 10, 2013
    It caught my attention since I almost sliced my thumb accidentally pushing on the swedge. Mine easily passes the "nail test" as well
  9. knifeandgun

    knifeandgun Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 10, 2013
    I agree!
    I have pretty bad luck tho so I find it best to know what I'm up against just in case haha
    I remember a story in my county about a guy getting sentenced for having something similar so I was abit unsure
    Thanks for the advice!
  10. knifeandgun

    knifeandgun Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 10, 2013
    That's a possibility as well
    Have any pics? I'm curious how much you had to take off
  11. bart1

    bart1 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 24, 2009
    I too dulled my Um's top of blade.... Never underestimate the lack of common sense out there, though I am 100% pro Law enforcement....

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