Knife legislation is defined as the body of statutory law and/or case law promulgated or enacted by a government or other governing jurisdiction that prohibits, criminalizes, or restricts the otherwise legal manufacture, importation, sale, transfer, possession, transport, and/or use of knives.
The carrying of knives in public is forbidden or restricted by law in many countries. Exceptions may be made for hunting knives, pocket knives, and knives used for work-related purposes (chef's knives, etc.), depending upon the laws of a given jurisdiction. In turn, the carrying or possessing of certain type of knives perceived as deadly or offensive weapons such as automatic or switchblade knives or butterfly knives may be restricted or prohibited. Even where knives may be legally carried on the person generally, this right may not extend to all places and circumstances, and knives of any description may be prohibited at airports, schools, public buildings or courthouses, or at public events.
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... the dirk, poignard, and stiletto, and double-edged knives with crossguards designed for knife fighting such as the dagger ... fighting knives capable of causing grievous wounds such as the Bowie Knife is prohibited by statute, originally in the interest of controlling or eliminating the then-common practice ... in the enactment of statutes that restricted the size and length of the knife and particularly, the length of its blade ...
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