Kentucky Expandable Baton Laws

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Kentucky Revised Statutes Title L. Kentucky Penal Code § 500.080. Definitions for Kentucky Penal Code

As used in the Kentucky Penal Code, unless the context otherwise requires:

(4) “Deadly weapon” means any of the following:
(a) A weapon of mass destruction;
(b) Any weapon from which a shot, readily capable of producing death or other serious physical injury, may be discharged;
(c) Any knife other than an ordinary pocket knife or hunting knife;
(d) Billy, nightstick, or club;
(e) Blackjack or slapjack;
(f) Nunchaku karate sticks;
(g) Shuriken or death star;  or
(h) Artificial knuckles made from metal, plastic, or other similar hard material;


In Ketucky law – a billy, nightstick, club, blackjack or a slapjack is included on its definition of the term “deadly weapon.”