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post May 21 2012, 07:01 PM, updated 9y ago

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what's the legitimate knife length one can carry as pocket knife? is it a crime if u carry more than 3 inches?
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post May 21 2012, 07:12 PM

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I believe its already a crime to be carrying a flick knife.
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post May 21 2012, 07:21 PM

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pocket knife is not a crime i guess but i think there's a limit to the length of knife one can carry as a pocket knife. if im not mistaken is 3 inches. anyone can seconded this? im not sure yet.
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post May 21 2012, 07:24 PM

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I always carry a Swiss Army pocket knife around... pretty handy. However, don't use while in a bank or any public places with heavy security.
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post May 21 2012, 08:07 PM


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a falcon punch can be more dangerous
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post May 21 2012, 09:01 PM

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it is okay to bring a swiss army knife, but the knife only part is a no no. if i am not mistaken
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post May 21 2012, 09:16 PM

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no balisongs, no switchblades, no kerambit style blades (claw shaped), no double edged blades or any type of blades that are made as weapons instead of a tool really.
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post May 21 2012, 09:19 PM

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QUOTE(freezadwar @ May 21 2012, 09:01 PM)
it is okay to bring a swiss army knife, but the knife only part is a no no. if i am not mistaken
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Got different? Swiss army knife have new model now bout 4 inches long. Pretty tempting especially rescue knife to cut seat belt n glass window breaker for auto accident emergency. This knife is 111 mm n exceeded 3 inches .
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post May 21 2012, 09:31 PM

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QUOTE(hackwire @ May 21 2012, 09:19 PM)
Got different? Swiss army knife have new model now bout 4 inches long. Pretty tempting especially rescue knife to cut seat belt n glass window breaker for auto accident emergency. This knife is 111 mm n exceeded 3 inches .
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The rescue tool right? Well it's basically a Swiss army knife so I think it should be alright. But don't quote me on that tho haha! Then again, how often do u get frisked by cops here in Malaysia anyway. And even if u do, it's a rescue tool. Just explain what it is and if they wanna confiscate it just co-operate.
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post May 22 2012, 01:28 AM

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QUOTE(Axidrain @ May 21 2012, 09:31 PM)
The rescue tool right? Well it's basically a Swiss army knife so I think it should be alright. But don't quote me on that tho haha! Then again, how often do u get frisked by cops here in Malaysia anyway. And even if u do, it's a rescue tool. Just explain what it is and if they wanna confiscate it just co-operate.
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post May 22 2012, 02:52 AM

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Carry a screwdriver instead as a weapon
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post May 22 2012, 10:36 AM

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screw diver can be dangerous as u may get yourself stab instead.
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post May 22 2012, 11:14 AM

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QUOTE(hackwire @ May 22 2012, 10:36 AM)
screw diver can be dangerous as u may get yourself stab instead.
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on another note. if you like knives. here's another option, leatherman. i have a squirt ps4 and a leatherman wave. i carry this all the time. sometimes on my belt, most of the time in my pocket. its got locking blades and under 3 inches. pretty sweet. fully stainless steel. and it has 2 blades apart from other tools.

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post May 22 2012, 11:22 AM

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it looks cool but i need the saw if i need to cut wood when camping . more over i like the one hand knife opener concept which is quick draw when animal attack.
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post May 22 2012, 11:26 AM

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QUOTE(hackwire @ May 22 2012, 11:22 AM)
it looks cool but i need the saw if i need to cut wood when camping . more over i like the one hand knife opener concept which is quick draw when animal attack.
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but it does have a saw. :3 i'll just post the rest of my photos here.

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the mini screwdriver bit is interchangeable
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the main driver bit if u buy the bit kit, will give u an additional 42 different screwdriver types and sizes.
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post May 22 2012, 11:28 AM

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not bad. how much is yours?
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post May 22 2012, 11:29 AM

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QUOTE(hackwire @ May 22 2012, 11:28 AM)
not bad. how much is yours?
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there's a guy selling here on the forum for rm280. i got mine for 360 including the sheath and the bit kit.
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post May 22 2012, 05:51 PM

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bro, i saw a strand of hair there
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post May 22 2012, 06:50 PM

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I've been doing some research on knives and swords. I've consulted the laws, lawyers and cops.

The law you need to refer to is CORROSIVE AND EXPLOSIVE SUBSTANCES AND OFFENSIVE WEAPONS ACT 1958

Details here:
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Punishment under SECTION 6 (1):
- Maximum two year jail term and whipping.

My interpretation:
1. The law does not describe how "long" the knife has to be to be considered a dangerous weapon.
2. The law clearly stipulates that balisongs/switchblades (both understood by the law as flick knife) and the gravity knives are illegal.
3. The law clearly stipulates that anything designed to stab or pierce flesh is illegal.
4. Swords of all type are strictly forbidden.
5. Swords or other forbidden items are only legal if they are where they are designed to be - e.g. Sword at a Martial Arts Dojo, Parang at a garden shed instead of your car etc

Conclusion:
1. Penknives/pocketknives, by nature of being small and designed for non-lethal use, are not illegal.
2. Multi-tools are designed to be *multi-tools* and thus the knife was not designed for lethal use.
3. Single-hand operated folding knives are subjective.
- If I were to carry one, I would choose a model that is not designed for stabbing (single-sided blade, includes serrated blade. See sample here.)
- Probably not recommended for our ambigous laws.
4. Cops have the discretion to decide whether your penknife etc is forbidden under this law.
5. Even a baton/T-baton/cota can be considered a weapon.

Additional notes:
1. No. I can't import the sword I wanted.
2. I carry a Leatherman Style CS on my keychain*.
3. I equip a small letter opener in the car for practical reasons.
4. I have two SAKs which I keep at home for home use and they have travelled with me overseas (check-in lugguage).

Hope this helps and I look foward to hearing feedback.

*My keychain is my primary self-defence weapon and I hold it whenever I'm in dodgy places.

This post has been edited by trent666: May 22 2012, 07:02 PM
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post May 22 2012, 08:56 PM

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I wonder if the pepper spray is legal

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