Knife Tip: Automatics Will Be Legal In Four Days In Kansas, Indiana

Image: Gerber Legendary Blades

Just in time for Independence Day, the citizens of Kansas and Indiana will have a little bit more liberty to celebrate. Kansans will celebrate knife law preemption and freedom to carry, but Indiana lacks preemption. This is still a major victory.

Gerbers have gone way downmarket in the last 25 years, but who doesn’t love an S30V automatic like this 05 Auto? If you live in Kansas or Indiana, consider this: you can order one today and it will be legal by the time the Big Brown Truck drops it off at your door.

Just don’t waste the extra money for next-day air shipping.


  1. Sam L. says:

    Gerber using Chinese factories is the downmarket result. (Kershaw seems to be OK, though.) I bought a Gerber tool, made in China. No match for the Gerber tool I bought 20 years ago.

  2. g says:

    I have a Gerber multi-tool (bought about 10 years ago) and a folder (bought about 5 years ago). Both have held up well.

    1. Chris Dumm says:

      My three Gerbers are oustanding (29 years old), really good (almost 20 years old) or utter crap (1 year old). Gerber MK Is and MK IIs used to be the sine qua non of fighting daggers, but the once-legendary knife maker doesn’t do it for me any more.

  3. Gunowner says:

    In your post you mention that Indiana still bans the carrying of automatic knives with the new law. The specific section of the law dealing with automatic knives does not say anything about prohibiting the carry of automatics. Do you have any information as to where Indiana’s law prohibits automatic knife carry?

    1. Chris Dumm says:

      Many Indiana cities, including South Bend, still ban the carry of ‘switchblades’ although it seems their carry is no longer prohibited under state law. Text amended.

      1. Michael F. says:

        City “policy” does not trump state law.

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Knife Tip: Automatics Will Be Legal In Four Days In Kansas, Indiana

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