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Knife Rights Foundation Launches LegalBlade Knife App 2.0

Knife Rights Foundation, America’s foremost public benefit organization dedicated to knives, has officially launched the exciting new 2.0 version of its LegalBlade mobile application, the enhanced second generation of the world’s first and only knife law app. Among other significant improvements, the new Knife Rights LegalBlade App 2.0 features a new, updated design to significantly improve the user experience, make it even easier to get important knife law information.

Knife Rights’ LegalBlade app provides guidance in your pocket and at your fingertips to the knife laws of all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and over 40 cities. Knowledge of the law is the first step in avoiding an unfortunate arrest, loss of your knife, or other legal complications. The app is free courtesy of sponsor Blade HQ. Full details at www.LegalBlade.org

Geolocation and a mapping interface have been added, allowing users to automatically find the knife laws in their location or by using the U.S. map or the original menu interface. Additional categories of knives have been added, as well as information on Federal and State ivory bans. The app now works in conventional vertical mode.

“Knife Rights continues to aggressively rewrite knife law in America with 32 bills repealing knife bans enacted since 2010, but knife owners in many jurisdictions still need to be careful about what knives they possess and carry,” said Knife Rights Foundation Chairman Doug Ritter, who also leads the sister 501(c)(4) Knife Rights, Inc. advocacy organization. “Our LegalBlade App was an extraordinary innovation when first introduced in 2014 and this completely new interface makes it easy for people to access the knife laws wherever they might be or travel. We, and knife owners everywhere, thank Blade HQ for their generosity and sponsorship that empowered us to develop LegalBlade App 2.0 and allow us to offer the app to everyone, free of charge.”

Mark Christensen, CEO of LegalBlade App 2.0 sponsor Blade HQ, said, “Blade HQ was thrilled to work with Knife Rights Foundation on the development and sponsorship of this app. We regularly get calls from customers in certain areas of the country, with questions about what knives they can own and what knives they can carry in their pocket. Customers traveling across state lines have similar questions. Helping with the sponsorship and development of this app was an easy way for us to get this information out to knife owners across the country.”

LegalBlade is an educational service of the 501(c)(3) Knife Rights Foundation. The LegalBlade Knife Law App 2.0 is generously sponsored by Blade HQ. Assistance in research, review of laws, and updated links to case law were generously contributed by Firearms Policy CoalitionFirearms Policy Foundation, and Evan Nappen, Esq.

New users can download and install LegalBlade App 2.0 for free at:

Upgrading to the LegalBlade App 2.0

  • iOS: Current iOS users of the first generation LegalBlade App should be automatically upgraded or will be notified that version 2.0 is available, depending on their settings
  • Android: Android users should delete the original LegalBlade App and download LegalBlade App 2.0 for free

Features of LegalBlade App 2.0

  • Includes knife laws of all 50 states, District of Columbia, plus over 40 cities
  • Always current – all legal data maintained on server for instant law updates
  • Geolocation or select State/City via map or menu
  • Easy to understand, color-coded tables
    Comprehensive information on the legality of Possession, Open Carry and Concealed Carry for all common knife types
    Includes: length restrictions, age restrictions and other restrictions in the law
  • Results presented incorporate case law that affects how the law is actually enforced.
  • Includes the text of the state law, plus applicable portions of court decisions that further define what is legal and what is not
    “What To Do If Arrested,” by Evan Nappen, noted knife law expert & attorney, provides clear, concise information to protect your rights if you are ever stopped for carrying a knife or arrested for a knife law violation
  • Annotated Federal Switchblade Act
    “Dollar Bill Ruler” provides a quick way to measure approximate knife blade length.
  • Information on Federal and State ivory bans
  • Information and links to help find local knife laws and ordinances not included in the app
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