Which means that this is an imitation. Not a toy, but not the real deal. I agree, why bother with an imitation purpose built knife when you could get a legal carry knife built for a different purpose that’s authentic.
Sure, if you can carry it legally. Butterfly knives are a felony in many jurisdictions. And while it may just be a poor look-alike, some folks want that look-alike quality.
Of course, the fact that it’s on Woot means that a lot of people didn’t want that look-alike quality…
CALIFORNIA- The knife is illegal to carry if the blade exceeds 2 inches in length and as with other automatic knives are legal to own if kept in your home.
HAWAII- Butterfly knife Butterfly knife or any type if Balisong knife are illegal to possess, sell, transfer, transport or manufacture.
KANSAS- “Gravity knives” have legal restrictions on them in the state of Kansas.
NEW YORK- The Balisong is not classified as a “gravity knife” in the state of New York.
OREGON- Balisongs are illegal to carry concealed in the state of Oregon.
TEXAS- Under Chapter 46 of the Texas penal code, Balisong knives are considered “switchblades” and are illegal in the state. It is illegal to knowingly and intentionally possess, transport, sell, manufacture or repair switchblades in Texas.
UTAH- Butterfly knife Butterfly knife are legal in the state of Utah as long as they are not concealed.
VIRGINIA- According to state law, the Balison is legal for open carrying and concealment, although some localities may have additional knife laws and restrictions.
WISCONSIN- The state has made it legal to conceal the Balisong, however, it may not be open outside of your own property.
If one educates themselves on their states knife carrying laws and aren’t an arse to the Leo and the leo is cool then no problem. Minor inconvience. If you happen to run into a Leo on a bad day, then jist remember. Don’t be an arse about it and if you’re clean, then things should go fine.
Lesson of the above: don’t be an arse to cops and not throw a hissy even if you think it’s unfair that you got stopped.
This information is outdated. Texas repealed the switchblade ban in 2013 however to my knowledge they have not passed a preemption law so individual cities may still ban them. San Antonio is the most notorious for this. But as I said… they are legal now in Texas.
Is opening with one hand the whole point of a butterfly knife? Every pocket knife I own opens with one hand. I honestly thought the whole point of a butterfly knife was to look neat. That purpose seems well served by this fake.
What about the butterfly design is supposed to make it more easily opened? I’m sitting here with my speedsafe folder trying to imagine how the complicated contraption I see pictured could be easier than pressing this little tab with my forefinger.