What Is a Dirk or Dagger under Penal Code § 16470?

What exactly is a “dirk or dagger?” Why is it illegal? What is the purpose of the law? Is it a pointed object like something one uses to move logs in a fireplace? If so, how “pointy” is enough? Is it a knife and if so, how long must it be? Does it have to be sharp enough to cut someone’s skin? How small of a knife is too small? To read a short article on what is a dirk or dagger, please click on the following link.



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