The following states do NOT prohibit auto-open (also referred to as automatic, switchblade or switch knife) for non-law enforcement citizens.  Check State Knife Laws for specific details on possession, carry, manufacturer or sale as some restrictions may apply in a specific state.  See the list below for blade length restrictions. Data is compiled by the nonprofit association, American Knife and Tool Institute, and can be found here.

  • Alabama
  • Alaska
  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • California (Less than 2" blade length limitation)
  • Colorado (effective approximately Aug. 9, 2017: concealed carry maximum length 3-1/2")
  • Connecticut (Maximum 1-1/2" blade length limitation)
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Idaho
  • Illinois (effective Aug. 11, 2017 with valid Firearms Owner’s Identification Card FOID)
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky (with weapons license)
  • Louisiana
  • Main
  • Massachusetts (Maximum 1-1/2" blade length limitation)
  • Michigan
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • Montana
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada
  • New Hampsire
  • North Carolina
  • North Dakota
  • Oklahoma
  • Oregon
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
  • South Dakota
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Vermont (less than 3" blade length limitation)
  • West Virginia (Must be 21 years of age)
  • Wisconsin
  • Wyoming
As stated in our Terms of Service, we're here to help you get the perfect knife for you but you are responsible for understanding your state laws.
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