Talk:Assisted-opening knife

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Legal Status[edit]

What's the situation regarding their legality? I currently have charges pending in Santa Cruz Ca for posession of an "assisted opening" knife. It was confiscated and never returned.

I'd reccomend you talk to a lawyer. If you want free advice, you might want to register on a knife-related Forum...or contact AKTI. California as a state has laws exempting such knives as switchblades and the like, but Santa Cruz may have a city or county ordinance prohibiting them. This page is really meant for improvements to the article in question and not a source for legal advice or discussion. Good luck. --Mike Searson 20:07, 26 June 2007 (UTC)
Legality is relevant for the article (NB. he didn't ask for advice at all). As far as I know, switchblades or assisted ones (or both) are illegal in germany, too. Such laws don't seem to be too unreasonable to me. You can use it as tool, of course. But if you open it in front of other people, possibly with a sharp click - you (and your opponents) have all adrenaline needed to get into a fight. Doing the same fiddling with a normal pocketknife may result in more harmless amused interest. Martin - May 2010 —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 12:48, 7 May 2010 (UTC)
He said he had charges pending agaist him and asked about legality, take it in context. I've never had an adrenaline dump from opening a knife or watching someone else open one. Actually there have been some preemption laws recently passed in the free world decriminalizing these pocketknives. I'll try and put it in today.--Mike - Μολὼν λαβέ 13:57, 7 May 2010 (UTC)


This shouldn't be under the weapons category. Tools would be more appropriate.


I created a stub about the SpeedSafe mechanism, itself..anyone think we should merge the two articles? --Mike Searson 04:49, 17 December 2006 (UTC)

Design characteristics[edit]

The current version mentions that the origins of the assisted opening was a Ducati motorcycle "strut". Not clear what the reference is to, perhaps to the rear swingarm? Some clarification might be needed as there's no link to either the knife itself or to the 'strut' referenced. Nasukaren (talk) 01:46, 13 September 2011 (UTC)