Let's just say that this thread is about..... a friend of mine. Said... friend... has a couple of real nice knives he bought while in the military. These knives are automatic, meaning the open at the press of a button. You have to physically fold these knives closed, pressing the button again once they are opened just unlocks them from the open position.
Said friend now lives in Virginia. I see that switchblades are illegal, but I perceive switchblades to be the dual action out the front type knives. Do these knives fall under the law banning switchblades? It would be a shame for that to be true, as they are really super nice and to have them be confined to the house would be sad. Plus, he really doesn't want to buy another knife just for carry.
While we're on the subject, does having a folding knife in your pocket count as a concealed weapon? I read something about a guy being picked up in VA for carrying a concealed weapon because he had some Wal-Mart Gerber clipped into his pocket. The story said he wasn't doing anything illegal or suspicious, he just ended up getting arrested.
Benchmade 9130 (bottom) and his MUCH larger brother Benchmade 9051 (top).