I want to know this but for my balisong. However, there is a balance that respects the Second Amendment of the Constitution that ensures the right for American citizens to keep and bear firearms. A location restricted knife may not be sold to a person under the age of eighteen (18). penal code 46.15 YOU CAN CARRY A SWORD, A FREAKING MACE, ANY BATON, TOMAHAWK, MACHETE. It is openly displayed not concealed and used as a tool mostly for wire.
Lawmakers removed legal language that restricted specific knife designs. If you’re ever stopped by the police for any reason, keep your hand out of your pockets and tell the officer if he asks. Although if you are taking it out, it better be in defense or using it as a tool. Per the above article, with exceptions of places as noted, all knives are legal period (finally). However, anyone who intends to use a bladed tool for such purposes should check the local ordinances in place to avoid unexpected legal issues.
so why is it legal for me to carry a .45 in my pocket but not a 6″ blade ???? They changed drastically last year. Is it legal to own a two sided pocket knife. Thanks, Hinitex. Most of the “Illegal Knife” statutes in Texas have been repealed by the state legislature effective on Sept 1, 2017. Rest assured, I’m confident they will spend it well. With all the changes in favor of knife, owners came one important strengthening of knife statutes in regards to minors under the age of 18 years. Keep it up too date please and thank you. I have some new knifes 3-7/8” long that currently only have one side sharpened. Texas law forbids minors from buying or selling most styles of knives, as well as open or conceal carrying knives in “location-specific” venues. Forget all this mess the law has changed as of Sept. 01 2017. its about twelve inches long and it was hand sharpened, but it has no handle, its about a half inch wide and it doesnt have any sort of handle, it was part of a dagger that i really liked and it broke, so i started tying the broken blade in my hair to keep it with me, and i was curious, is a broken blade still considered a knife? if i feel more safe carrying a sword, spear, ax, or numerous knives, then why should i be able to. I am a cc holder, and I have discussed this with my attorney.
Where does the penal code describe “ILLEGAL & PROHIBITED?” All I’ve been able to find is 46.01 which defines “Illegal Knife” and 46.02 which prohibits carrying them. No they are not. They can no longer pass any weapons laws which are more restrictive than State laws. Please fix this error so that people may know their rights, Such as a sword, bowie knife, or a machete. Can you carry a knife shorter than 5 1/2 inches if you’re a minor?
The Texas measurement standard is consistent with the AKTI Protocol for Measuring Knife Blade Length which provides that blade length ‘shall be the straight line extending from the tip of the blade to the forward-most aspect of the hilt or handle.’.
So can I legally carry a balisong (butterfly knife) either concealed or open carry in Texas?
A ‘location restricted knife’ is any knife (bladed hand instrument) with a blade over 5-½ inches. Section 46.15 subsection (b) lists several things that makes 46.02 not apply. No. No, the LTC permit does not allow you to carry an illegal knife. During the COVID-19 crisis, Law Office of David A. Breston is fully operational and we can help you by phone, video or in-person when needed! AKTI suggests that you consult legal counsel for guidance. Update – as of September 1, 2013, switchblades are no longer illegal in the state of Texas.
Law itself doesn’t restrict age, just wouldn’t take it to school, lol, If I am not mistaken, as long as you are under 18, the answer is no to any blade carry. Can you carry a knife with a blade larger than 5 1/2 inches if is on your car, The law was created by racists who wanted to have good reason to arrest Mexicans, whom the Texas legislators believed to be knife-wielding maniacs.
I want to know if it is legal to openly carry a butterfly knife in Texas. No. Defense to prosecution could be if you’re also in possession of other brush clearing / landscaping equipment and it’s a work tool. But it’s illegal to carry/take it to places you don’t own or control. NINJA STARS ARE GOOD TO GO IF YOU HAVE A CHL……….!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! “Illegal in Texas” Ok…. KnifeUp.com is a production of 3hree 6ixteen Net Assets. The term does not include a knife that has a spring or other mechanism designed to keep the blade closed and that requires exertion applied to the blade by hand, wrist, or arm to overcome the bias and open the knife. Yeah, 5.5 inch blades are safe, but they become dangerous once they become longer than that. Formerly regulated knives like Bowie knives had all restrictions removed.
I shall, and should recommend that we all check for any/all law changes since Perry has been in-house for such a long time. apparently its illegal to carry a bowie knife. I have seen people carry machetes in a town where cops are everywhere and no one has got arrested. Survival Lessons from Ukraine, Best Grain Mill for Home Use – My Recommendations After Extensive Testing, Greenhouse Gardening Tips – Growing Vegetables in a Greenhouse Year Round, Buying Used Canning Equipment (Buyer Beware), How to Get Free Food When You Don’t Have Much Money, Quick Tips For Planning an Effective Family Bug Out, Fixed Blade and Folding Survival Knives (Selection and Care). WE CAN HELP! http://www.statutes.legis.state.tx.us/Docs/PE/htm/PE.46.htm. cheers, Pete, I am a chef and I carry large knives 3 inch to 20 inches. The artical clearly states there is no illegal knife, dagger, sword and has the off limits places listed. Therefore, the blade of a knife was the part of the knife from the handle to tip, and not just the sharpened portion.) If over 5.5 inches it is illigal.
Actually, in California, it is illegal to carry, process, or sell and type of bladed weapon but are legal to collect. Hi Allie; The only law I found is § 46.03. My understanding is these laws no longer apply. (c) The provision of Section 46.02 prohibiting the carrying of a club does not apply to a noncommissioned security guard at an institution of higher education who carries a nightstick or similar club, and who has undergone 15 hours of training in the proper use of the club, including at least seven hours of training in the use of the club for nonviolent restraint. unless you are a convicted felon. I have carried a machete in my work truck for years, and sometimes around neighborhoods walking up and down roads, or other people’s properties, but I’m also a land surveyor and it is a tool we need. Its a Shrade set of a full tang and a folding knife set: COM5CP High Carbon IS THE SET that included a Schrade – SCH002 – Folding knife with a 3 1/2″ blade and the Schrade – SCHF29 – Fixed Blade at 5″ blade that comes with the holder that carries both of them. The law says you can now carry knives over 5 and a half long, swords, daggers, and spears…, This needs to be updated with the passing of bill 1935, you can now open carry any size knife, sword, spear, whatever bladed instrument. You may only keep it in your house and in your vehicle until you are over 18. The sword is that of the main character’s, it is razor sharp. You can’t carry any “location-restricted” knife (blade over 5.5 inches in length) to the following locations: What about a 7 inch ka bar? The blade’s only about 3 1/2 inches. You CANNOT carry a knife OVER 5.5..i.e. (g) The provisions of Sections 46.02 and 46.03 prohibiting the possession or carrying of a club do not apply to an animal control officer who holds a certificate issued under Section 829.006, Health and Safety Code, and who possesses or carries an instrument used specifically for deterring the bite of an animal while the officer is in the performance of official duties under the Health and Safety Code or is traveling to or from a place of duty. No.
Regardless of that fact, Texas legislator should not take that lightly! What? As a 16 year old girl can I bring a knife into a movie theater?
It is now legal to carry anything over 5.5 inches including swords. Machetes are illegal to carry. Later, state law (Section 46.02 Unlawful Carrying Weapons) is quoted that possibly is the genesis of this statement. Part of the reason knife activists fought for the bill is because they feel Texans were being unfairly labeled as criminals for carrying knives. So simple, why then does the article at the top state that throwing stars are LEGAL, then in the Albert Vs. Texas states they are ILLEGAL. I mean I don’t want to carry around a machete unless I am bush whacking through forest. The military uses the term to describe some of their weapons. as long as you were carrying it where it was visible, there is no crime. "url": "https://www.houston-criminalattorney.com/wp-content/themes/david_breston/media/logo.png", I gotta hook gut knife the blade is under 5 inches is it still legal to carry? Is it legal to carry a knife with knuckles attached in texas.
Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on Linked InShare by Email. I am 12, is it legal to carry a pocket knife in my pocket or would it count as carrying a concealed weapon. Im under the age of 18 and want to know if its legal to carry a stilleto disguised a pen/marker in Texas. says so at the top of this very page!!!!!!! What I’m getting at is as long as you are in the right enviorment with a machete ( heavy brush areas and what not) and not walking into town with one, you should be good. ANY single-edge knife with a BLADE length of 5.5″ or less is legal to carry, openly or concealed, in Texas. I am always fishing and 2 – 4 filet knlves in tackle box – Illegal ?
Who robs someone with a knife you ask? LIKE SERIOUSLY TEXES IF THE BIRTH PLACE OF THE BOWIE KNIFE BUT WERE NOR ALOUD TO CARY THEM. "dateModified": "2019-02-06", I can go into more story time reading if you would like or you could read it yourself. great comment i will give someone hug for this article….keep up the good work, Article needs an update. The variation of federal Second Amendment rights has prompted numerous lawsuits challenging the legal validity of Texas constitutional law.
I’m 16 and I have a tac-force pocket knife it has a spring but it is on the bottom of the blade is it still ok for me to carry around or should I just leave it at home ?????? You could probably make the case (in front of a Police officer) that the blade is the sharpened part only, but that depends on the officer him/herself and the circumstances in which you find yourself speaking to the Police. So, you can’t carry a sword into a school or bar, but you can carry one into a park or on school grounds but outside the building. A new law in Texas will allow people over 18 to carry knives with blades longer than 5 ½ inches in public.