What makes a dirk different from any other knife? Why are dirks often illegal in state laws?
In the May issue of Knife Magazine, attorney and knife expert Dan Lawson explains how involved the answers to those two questions are in an article written for the American Knife & Tool Institute titled “The Misunderstood Dirk.”
“Very little guidance is provided in either statutory or decisional law as to what differentiates the dirk from any other knife. Most case law from across this country involving dirks, arises from attempts to indiscriminately, or elastically, apply a dirk restriction to some other non-restricted knife for the mere sake of a conviction.”
Read the entire article “The Misunderstood Dirk.”
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