Spyderman91 wrote: ↑
Sun Nov 18, 2018 3:05 pm
It is clear in Cali that you can wear a fixed blade from your waistband as long as it shows. Once it goes in the pocket it becomes concealed and off to trouble town you go. There doesn't seem to be much restriction on folder length, however, same rule applies it has to be visible on your person to be legal.
This part is incorrect. State law allows you to carry a folder concealed unless the knife is locked in its open position. But I don't know many people that would want to carry a folder in the open position while in their pocket.
In fact, Los Angeles law requires you to carry your knife concealed if it's 3" or longer (you may not carry them "in plain sight"). Obviously, since state law also applies, you would be limited to a sub-3" fixed blade in LA to comply with both state (fixed blades must be visible) and local (knives with blades 3" or over must *not* be visible) laws.
Now, laws can be more restrictive on a city to city, or case to case basis (for example, there are further restrictions when carrying on state or local public buildings -such as having a 4" limit on locking folders- or on school grounds -which has a 2.5" limit and can't lock open-), but general California state law doesn't prohibit the concealed carry of folders, no matter the length.