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yes I carry the one I got from E. Martin daily. it carries well and is sharp as all get out. It is also my work knife.


 

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If I recall correctly a JPD officer once told me my automatic knife (switch blade) is okay as long as the blade was less than 4". I can't find the exact statute.

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§ 97-37-1. Deadly weapons; carrying while concealed; use or attempt to use; penalties.



(1) Except as otherwise provided in Section 45-9-101, any person who carries, concealed in whole or in part, any bowie knife, dirk knife, butcher knife, switchblade knife, metallic knuckles, blackjack, slingshot, pistol, revolver, or any rifle with a barrel of less than sixteen (16) inches in length, or any shotgun with a barrel of less than eighteen (18) inches in length, machine gun or any fully automatic firearm or deadly weapon, or any muffler or silencer for any firearm, whether or not it is accompanied by a firearm, or uses or attempts to use against another person any imitation firearm, shall upon conviction be punished as follows:

(a) By a fine of not less than One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) nor more than Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00), or by imprisonment in the county jail for not more than six (6) months, or both, in the discretion of the court, for the first conviction under this section.

(b) By a fine of not less than One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) nor more than Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00), and imprisonment in the county jail for not less than thirty (30) days nor more than six (6) months, for the second conviction under this section.

(c) By confinement in the custody of the Department of Corrections for not less than one (1) year nor more than five (5) years, for the third or subsequent conviction under this section.

(d) By confinement in the custody of the Department of Corrections for not less than one (1) year nor more than ten (10) years for any person previously convicted of any felony who is convicted under this section.

(2) It shall not be a violation of this section for any person over the age of eighteen (18) years to carry a firearm or deadly weapon concealed in whole or in part within the confines of his own home or his place of business, or any real property associated with his home or business or within any motor vehicle.

(3) It shall not be a violation of this section for any person to carry a firearm or deadly weapon concealed in whole or in part if the possessor of the weapon is then engaged in a legitimate weapon-related sports activity or is going to or returning from such activity. For purposes of this subsection, "legitimate weapon-related sports activity" means hunting, fishing, target shooting or any other legal sports activity which normally involves the use of a firearm or other weapon.



Sources: Codes, 1880, § 2985; 1892, § 1026; 1906, § 1103; Hemingway's 1917, § 829; 1930, § 853; 1942, § 2079; Laws, 1898, p. 86; Laws, 1960, ch. 242, § 1; Laws, 1962, ch. 310, § 1; Laws, 1991, ch. 609, § 4; Laws, 2007, ch. 530, § 1, eff from and after July 1, 2007.
 

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I've read that state law a million times (and carried a folding pocket knife every day of my life since before I started to the first grade in 1952).

I never bothered looking up "dirk knife" until now:



The word Dirk is a Scottish word for a long dagger; sometimes a cut-down sword blade mounted on a dagger hilt, rather than a knife blade. Naval and other dirks were commonly made with either double-edged or single-edged blades, and there was no standard blade configuration.
 

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I think a reasonably long knife is OK. In some States, it is not. Beware of what you carry on vacation to States like NY, MA, NJ, IL and CT. In NY, a folding knife with a blade over 2-7/8" from tip to hinge pin is a concealed weapon and they give you 2 years for carrying it. That is why this Yankee moved to Mississippi!!!!!!!!!!!

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NRA_guy said:
The word Dirk is a Scottish word for a long dagger; sometimes a cut-down sword blade mounted on a dagger hilt, rather than a knife blade. Naval and other dirks were commonly made with either double-edged or single-edged blades, and there was no standard blade configuration.
that is a beautiful weapon!
 

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If my pants are on....there are one or 2 guns and as many knives....
Guess I'm fortunate to be where I'm at...cause this old Kansas boy don't have to leave the house like that.
Aw, it ain't that bad 'round most of these parts, unless (like me) you live near Memphis, or if you live down Jackson way. In those cases, you'd best load for bear and mean it... I'm a pacifist myself, fully intend to just talk them outta robbin' me like a diplomat.
 

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slabsides45 said:
quigleysharps4570 said:
msredneck said:
If my pants are on....there are one or 2 guns and as many knives....
Guess I'm fortunate to be where I'm at...cause this old Kansas boy don't have to leave the house like that.
Aw, it ain't that bad 'round most of these parts, unless (like me) you live near Memphis, or if you live down Jackson way. In those cases, you'd best load for bear and mean it... I'm a pacifist myself, fully intend to just talk them outta robbin' me like a diplomat.
:NO: no no don't me thats :rotflmao:
 

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I carry a knife EVERY day ... I use it on my job (utilities), and carry one when Im not working for a little extra piece of mind.

I prefer Benchmade, Kershaw, and Emerson for carry. I've got a fixed blade Glock field knife, and a spyderco machete also.
 

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I carry the Zero Tolerance 650st auto in one pocket,and a :feedback: Keltec pf9 or beretta 21a in the other pocket. I have a MS gun permit. I believe I'm legal. What You think
 

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slabsides45 said:
I'm a pacifist myself, fully intend to just talk them outta robbin' me like a diplomat.
They done stole more from me than any gansta. But to the question-
Can we carry Evan's group knife in everyday situations? I'd like to carry it more as in every day open on the belt. I ask 10 people and get 10 answers.
 

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I carry the Zero Tolerance 650st auto in one pocket,and a :feedback: Keltec pf9 or beretta 21a in the other pocket. I have a MS gun permit. I believe I'm legal. What You think
I think so!!

BTW - Welcome to MSG :welcome: We look forward to your participation!
 

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This is a real grey area. I've combed the MS statutes and "switchblades" could be interpreted as automatics. I believe the law denies those to non-LEO but several people I know carry them. I'm not sure the auto has any advantage over a folder since it makes a sound whereas the folder is quiet. I've had an auto but gave it to a LEO as a gesture or appreciation. I'd like another but can't really see the sense of spending upwards of $200 for a nice one when I've got several very nice folders.
Any legal eagles care to share what they know about MS law???
 
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