§ 21510 Every person who does any of the following with a switchblade knife …
§ 21590 The unlawful possession or carrying of any switchblade knife, as …

Terms Used In California Codes > Penal Code > Part 6 > Title 3 > Division 5 > Chapter 5

  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • switchblade knife: means a knife having the appearance of a pocketknife and includes a spring-blade knife, snap-blade knife, gravity knife, or any other similar type knife, the blade or blades of which are two or more inches in length and which can be released automatically by a flick of a button, pressure on the handle, flip of the wrist or other mechanical device, or is released by the weight of the blade or by any type of mechanism whatsoever. See California Revenue and Taxation Code 30455.5