california knife laws?
what is the biggest size
knife you can legally carry in public or concealed?
- 8 years agoFavorite Answer
For items like pocket knife California law prohibits concealing a knife having a blade longer than 2 inches.
You also should be aware of Penal code 16470
"16470. As used in this part, "dirk" or "dagger" means a knife or
other instrument with or without a handguard that is capable of ready
use as a stabbing weapon that may inflict great bodily injury or
death. A nonlocking folding knife, a folding knife that is not
prohibited by Section 21510, or a pocketknife is capable of ready use
as a stabbing weapon that may inflict great bodily injury or death
only if the blade of the knife is exposed and locked into position"
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- John SLv 78 years ago
In general (which means not in specific places such as schools, airports, government buildings), under state law you can carry a knife which is not a switchblade of ANY length--there is no maximum. However, if it is a fixed blade knife, of any length, you cannot carry it concealed on your person. The 2" limitation is for switchblades--a switchblade with a blade length under 2" is legal.
This concerns state law only, there may be local laws which may or may not be enforceable.Source(s): 35+ years as a criminal defense attorney