I put switchblades on this list for a few reasons. For one, it's just been my understanding throughout the entirety of my life that switchblades were highly illegal. I knew this because after watching the Leif Garrett classic The Outsiders as a child, I asked my dad if I could buy a knife like the one in the movie someday.
None of that novelty comb bullshit, either.
He crushed my dreams by informing me that they were outlawed a long time ago. Because I live by the letter of the law, I never thought about it again, assuming that switchblades were a relic from the past that the world would never see again. I was helped along in this thinking by the fact that I only ever saw them in movies or TV shows about Fonzie-looking motherfuckers living in the 1950s. That brings us to my second reason for including switchblades in this article, which is that it provides the perfect excuse to once again share this video with the world: