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Texas Knife Law Reform Bill Passed by the House Bill HB1935

The Texas State Senate now has the bill, HB1935 before them. Passed by the Texas House, although somewhat anticlimactic Director of Legislative Affairs, Todd Rahtner, has been in Austin for a week working with the Texas State Senate to ensure that any bill that emerged would still be an advance forward for Texas knife owners. HB 1935, as amended now eliminates daggers. dirks, stilettos, poniards, spears, swords and Bowie knives from the Texas statue, effectively allowing them to be carried anywhere in the state.  In order to get the bill moved, the amendment stipulates that knives with blades over 5.5-inches are now defined as "location restricted" knives. Meaning that except for schools, federal buildings, correctional facilities, colleges, houses of worship,...

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Illinois' To Partially Repeal The Switchblade Ban

State of Illinois' to partially repeal the switchblade ban Bill SB 607 Was passed  out of the House Judiciary -Criminal Committee unanimously with a "do pass" recommendation. The bill is is now eligible to be voted on by the full house. It was earlier passed unanimously by the Senate. SB 607 allows possession of automatic knives by those who have a Firearm Owner's Identification (F.O.I.D.)  Card, which allows the individual to purchase firearms and ammunition. This is not a possession with C.C.W. bill as some have suggested. The bill also allows for manufacture and sale of automatic knives by those not holding a F.O I.D. card.

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What Separates Colonial Knife from the competition?

At Colonial, our ability to understand that the prime purpose of any knife, is to cut well, and we ensure this by monitoring the blade steel material throughout the hardening process to continually achieve a 58-60 C Rockwell hardness. A Rockwell hardness over 60 C and a blade will be prone to edge chipping, a Rockwell hardness of less than 58 C and the cutting edge will dull fast and prove arduous to re-sharpen.  Our 90 plus years of experience has proven that no matter it if is crappy steel or exotic, it makes no difference if its not hardened properly.  

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Virginia Switchblade Ban Failed

Virginia Switchblade Ban Failed. AN effort to override Virginia Governor McAuliffe's veto of House Bill 1432 failed. That bill would have repealed Virginia's switchblade ban including, for the most part, allowing concealed carry "This was the unfortunately predictable outcome based on our assessment of the politics in the Virginia legislature. Even if the override had somehow succeeded in passing the House, despite the odds against it, the effort would have failed in the Senate"  Doug Ritter, Chairman, Knife Rights Foundation 

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Gettysburg Address-A side note to Knives

Today I read Abraham Lincolns Gettysburg Address, not being able to remember it in its entirety, to help my son on his homework assignment, we looked it up online and read it together. Reading Gettysburg Address several times with my son,I thought, my God, how moving and powerful, reading the Gettysburg Address once again, not as a schoolboy needing to complete a homework assignment, but as a grown man with a full understanding of it meaning brought tears, and a feeling of Freedom and responsibility and pride in our great nation, under God. This is not Knife news, or knife related, but very stirring to me and I hope you will take the time to read it out loud, to...

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