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Re: Knife Laws in Washington

Mon Dec 03, 2012 9:43 am

The DUDE wrote:Can you carry one on You concealed if you have a cpl?


I dont know the question to your answer, but I do know this.....a CPL is for a concealed PISTOL, nothing else. thumbsup

Re: Knife Laws in Washington

Mon Dec 03, 2012 9:51 am

Sure.

Re: Knife Laws in Washington

Mon Dec 03, 2012 10:03 am

You can carry a concealed knife without a permit. A CPL is a "License to carry a concealed PISTOL". Has nothing to do with a knife.

RCW 9.41.250 explains that it is illegal to "(b) Furtively carries with intent to conceal any dagger, dirk, pistol, or other dangerous weapon; or"
http://apps.leg.wa.gov/rcw/default.aspx?cite=9.41.250

So, you are legal as long as you are not concealing it to be shifty, secretive with ill intent etc.

Re: Knife Laws in Washington

Mon Dec 03, 2012 10:10 am

I like knives.

Re: Knife Laws in Washington

Mon Dec 03, 2012 10:14 am

Thank you Dan, That's what I was looking for.

Re: Knife Laws in Washington

Mon Dec 03, 2012 10:23 am

The CPL is for a pistol only, and doesn't apply to knives or other weapons.

Re: Knife Laws in Washington

Tue Dec 04, 2012 8:54 am

Massivedesign wrote:You can carry a concealed knife without a permit. A CPL is a "License to carry a concealed PISTOL". Has nothing to do with a knife.

RCW 9.41.250 explains that it is illegal to "(b) Furtively carries with intent to conceal any dagger, dirk, pistol, or other dangerous weapon; or"
http://apps.leg.wa.gov/rcw/default.aspx?cite=9.41.250

So, you are legal as long as you are not concealing it to be shifty, secretive with ill intent etc.


So if I'm walking around with my K-Bar on my belt, just going about my business, and the City doesn't have a law prohibiting knives with fixed blades or ones with a blade longer than a mouse's pecker, I'm good as long as it's openly carried?

BTW, does WA Law consider a K-Bar or any other "hunting style" knife a "dagger or dirk"?

Seems like the same "Patchwork of Laws" exists for knives as well as what used to be in effect for firearms. Preemption time for knives too?

Re: Knife Laws in Washington

Thu Dec 13, 2012 12:54 am

Ugh, I feel like a doofus for asking, but what is the situation for Tomahawks? I bought a SOG M48 Style Tomahawk that I plan to carry while hiking in the Mountains. Would I "Get in Trouble" for carrying one on I.E. Mt. Pilchuck Trail?

Re: Knife Laws in Washington

Thu Dec 13, 2012 1:09 am

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Re: Knife Laws in Washington

Thu Dec 13, 2012 7:38 am

Nope, a good multi-tool is a part of every hikers gear.

Re: Knife Laws in Washington

Thu Feb 14, 2013 4:17 pm

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Re: Knife Laws in Washington

Thu Feb 14, 2013 4:32 pm

No. Concealed PISTOL license

Re: Knife Laws in Washington

Mon Feb 18, 2013 2:31 pm

The DUDE Abides wrote:Can you carry one on You concealed if you have a cpl?


negative, our CPL does not cover anything but pistols.

Re: Knife Laws in Washington

Mon Feb 18, 2013 2:37 pm

Just carry all your daggers, dirks, auto-knives, balisong wakizashis and stuff in a chef's knife bag and keep a chef's hat in your glove box.

Re: Knife Laws in Washington

Mon Mar 18, 2013 8:19 pm

Geez most of my collection is illegal here. Sniff sniff.
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