South Carolina doesn`t restrict the possession of knives of any kind, but you can`t hide Bowie knives, switch blades, daggers, Bali songs, or any other dangerous weapon. Charleston prohibits hiding knives larger than 3 inches. Columbia and Greenville prohibit the concealment of all dangerous weapons and completely ban switch blades in cities. Considering that it is theoretically possible to throw any knife, wouldn`t that make all knives illegal? I`m fifteen years old and I own a 40-inch Civil War sword that I want to show someone. It is a blunt reproduction, in a vagina. Is it legal for me? Illegal to wear in Texas, hidden or open, as it measures over 5 1/2 inches. After that, it doesn`t matter anymore. You can own it and have it on your property or have it on the way from your car or boat to your home. Other than that, big no no.
In 1871, the Texas legislature passed a law banning Texans from carrying Bowie knives and other weapons such as slingshots, swords, sticks, and American punches. In 2017, these restrictions finally ended. Governor Greg Abbott signed HB in 1935, which changed the term “illegal knife” to “restricted knife.” Not really, Cali makes 2 1/2-inch knives illegal, switch knives, butterfly knives, and most solid blades illegal, in addition to all of Texas` restrictions. In Alabama, most knives are legal, including OTF switch blades. The only restrictions that exist apply to Bowie knives, which cannot be hidden outside private property and stored in cars. Montgomery County has a limit for 3-inch knives. Otherwise, anything in your pocket is legal in Alabama. Not all dangerous weapons are allowed on school grounds. Now, Texas defines an illegal knife as one with a blade larger than 5 1/2 inches. So a fixed-blade molting knife with a full prick, such as a Shrade 152, even if the sharp end of the blade is less than 5 inches, would be considered illegal? You can legally carry an AR or AK LOADED to Texas, but not a Bowie knife. The knife made famous by a man who died in the Alamo. My father-in-law told me that a knife larger than 3 inches is illegal.
So, is it illegal in Texas to wear a solid blade with a blade length of 4″ and a total length of 10″ and an e.d.c.? The law has never established a legal age to carry a knife, only that it is 5 1/2 inches or less All knives can be legally opened, but daggers, Bowie knives and anything with a blade larger than 3 inches cannot be hidden. These knives also cannot be sold to minors without the permission of a parent. All schools are gun-free zones. I`ve heard rumors that boot knives are illegal? It doesn`t mention boot knives as far as I saw in the article, but I still want to cover my bases and make sure I don`t get anything wrong. So, should a bechmade socp be legal since it only has one loop and not one for each finger? There are no laws regarding minors and the possession of knives. That being said, you won`t get into trouble being underage could cause you legal problems regarding other laws if you do something illegal with it. However, they cannot be legally worn in public. Too bad, really. From what I just read, it is legal to wear it to 18 years of age, everywhere except in the restricted areas listed above. Hi Claire; I am not allowed to give you formal legal advice, but here are my thoughts; I wouldn`t bring a switch blade or other “obvious” knife (even a 3-inch pocket knife) into a public building, as police frown when people carry knives in public places.
On a personal level, however, if I felt I was in danger at some point by someone else, I would wear an anti-dog spray, which is far more effective and less “illegal” than a sharp piece of steel. Apart from that, I would definitely consider one of the many self-defense tools like jewelry that has the ability to hold a blade or even a small electric taser. If you use them ONLY for self-defense, you will never show them for fun, which means a police officer will never ask you why you are in possession of them. Make sense? Cheers, J. Ankle knives (see above) and Tomahawks (see – Section 46.01(1)) are not legal in Texas. It`s legal. Your knife can measure 10″ in total, but as long as the blade is less than 5 1/2″, you`re good to go. I am 20 years old. I have a 7-foot sword that I ordered from someone based on the Bleach anime! The sword is that of the main character, it is sharp as a razor. That being said, is it legal to attend shows and cosplay conventions? A new state law eliminates the category of “illegal knives,” expanding the freedom of knife owners to carry blades almost anywhere in the state. Since the 1950s, it has been illegal to possess or use a switch blade in Texas. Wearing or using a switch blade has always been a Class A offence.
Those convicted of using or carrying a switch blade could be fined up to $4,000 and forfeited weapons. The judge could also give the person up to a year in the county jail. But. There is no “legal” definition of a Bowie knife in Texas law. What gets you in trouble is that the traditional Bowie has a sharp second blade. Hold the top of the blunt blade (wrong edge) and you carry a clip-on knife. Keep the blade below 5.5″ and you`re good to go. I am 12 years old, is it legal to carry a pocket knife in my pocket, or would that count as carrying a hidden weapon? The pocket knife measures less than 5 inches.
Bowie knives are legal in Texas. This site is very outdated. Wearing a machete is illegal. The defense against prosecution could be if you are also in possession of other brush cleaning/landscaping equipment and it is a work tool. Can I carry a knife with a blade length greater than 51/2″ in my car`s glove compartment when traveling to Texas? How long can I keep a blade in my car? Thanks for the info. I cannot afford a lawyer to interpret the law for me. Since September 1, 2013, it is legal to manufacture, sell, repair, transport and possess switch blades. However, the law on the presale of knives proposed with this amendment was not adopted, and some knives-like bladed weapons remain illegal. However, Texas` knife law evolved again in 2017, effectively allowing the possession and sale of all types of bladed weapons in Texas. The House bill of 1935 eliminated the category of “illegal knives” and instead imposed a new list of restricted areas such as colleges and bars. It is sad to think that Jim Bowie was in possession of an illegal knife.
It looks like the court has sided with Santa Ana. Here`s a complete guide on the type of legal knife in your state (disclaimer: This is not legal advice) This page needs to be updated. The law has changed. As of September 1, 2017, it is legal for anyone 18 years of age and older to carry blades larger than 5 1/2 inches, including swords. Texas allows adults and teens under the age of 18 to carry knives with blades smaller than 5.5 inches anywhere in the state. Adults can carry knives larger than 5.5 inches in most places, except in restricted places such as courthouses, government buildings, and schools. Teenagers are not allowed to carry knives with blades larger than 5.5 inches, except under certain circumstances. They can carry them home, in their vehicles or in their boats. You can also legally wear these blades when walking towards these vehicles. This allows young animals to legally carry blades for hunting and fishing purposes. With the passage of the new law in 2017, Bowie knives, swords, spears, daggers and machetes, which have been illegal in Texas for years, became legal as long as the knife`s blade is no longer than 5 1/2 inches. It`s legal.
The blade respects the limit of 5 1/2″. Since September 1, it is legal not to carry a Bowie knife or sword with an LCH. THIS ALLOWS YOU TO CARRY ANYTHING, but maybe not a gravity meter. What is a gravity meter? Who wants one? Why are they illegal? When shipping your knife across the United States Postal Service is usually illegal, your microtechnology switching blade from EKnives can arrive at your home using FedEX or UPS. Switch blades are also illegal in Montana unless you`re a collector and have the right documents at the sheriff`s office. The concealed carrying of dangerous weapons is prohibited, as is the carrying of a knife while intoxicated. Knives larger than 4 inches are prohibited on school grounds. If you acquired it legally, everything should be fine as long as it meets the above criteria. That`s what I was wondering too. I also have my LTC in Texas and just bought a Karambit that is 8 inches in total length, but the blade is only 4 1/4 inches.
I guess it`s not legal to hide the port? Update 08/2022 Switching blades, automatic knives and OTF are now legal in 40 states. See graph below. So I`m confused. Is it illegal to possess a blade (machete, knife, kukri, sword, etc.) larger than 5 inches, or is it illegal to wear it in public? Would it be legal to hide a Karambit knife? My Karambit has only one ring at the bottom. Awaiting a response. I do not think gravity meters are illegal. I looked at the law and they are only mentioned in the section on cars that were legalized in 2013. Also, someone who worked on the recent legalization law told me that they are not illegal after 2013. The article needs an update. Blades larger than 5 1/2 inches are legal to wear as long as certain guidelines are followed.
In addition, some definitions have been amended. Just go press CTRL+F and type “knife” for Texas legal definitions on how and where it is illegal to transport, etc.