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    Default Age to carry a knife?

    Is there and age in CO or Denver for carrying a knife. I had assumed it was 18, but looking through all the City laws I can't find any age restrictions?
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    I don't know about the legal aspect but I've carried a knife every day of my life since about age 10. To school. Everywhere. I know it's different now but I miss the days before zero tolerance and rampant nannyism.
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    ^ Yeah I've had a knife in my pocket since about age 8 but in these times who knows any more ?
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    Likewise, I've carried a knife pretty much every day since about 1973...
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    As far as I can tell based on court cases, other than in restricted areas, small knives are considered tools in this state until used as a weapon and are not prohibited by age

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    Thanks. That is what I was thinking. I couldn't find anything either. Was just wondering about it because my 13yo has carried a knife (while with me) for years. We used to say that he couldn't do it in Denver- he already knows they are d-heads about guns so he accepted it. Now that he is a bit older, I wanted to find out the actual legal reality. They are great tools. My grandfather always carried a knife and I picked it up from him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wulf202 View Post
    As far as I can tell based on court cases, other than in restricted areas, small knives are considered tools in this state until used as a weapon and are not prohibited by age
    Is there a definition for small knifes?

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    I'd say under 3.5", but I'm no lawyer/doctor/black smith.
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    Sub 3.5 is what I go by too. Who knows what a beat cop would do. Benchmade 940s and small griptillians work for me. Love the AXIS lock. Still can't warm to an auto. I've gotten pretty good with 'popping' AXIS locks open.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Irving View Post
    I'd say under 3.5", but I'm no lawyer/doctor/black smith.
    Somewhere I saw the 3.5 inch rule in writing. I ground a bit off my Buck 110 so it wouldn't be an issue. A cop in Aurora measure my Gerber a few years back, he was making sure it was under 3.5 inches.

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    It is legal to carry concealed a push knife if it is less than 3.5 inches.
    IT IS LEGAL TO CARRY CONCEALED A PUSH KNIFE IF IT IS LESS THAN 3.5 INCHES.

    In the case A.P.E vs People in 2001, it was found that a knife that is less than 3.5 inches is not a weapon if the prosecution can not prove that the person intended on using it as a weapon. In the case, the defendant was found with a push knife that was less than 3.5 inches and the police charged him with unlawful carry of a concealed weapon. The prosecution could not prove that he intended to use it as a weapon and he was found not guilty of the charge.

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