Pocket Knife Rules & Laws in the U.S. – Updated for 2021

As they say, the law is meant to protect you, this becomes even more validated when you talk about weapons and things that may cause potential damage to someone, and in this case, we are talking about knives. We are going to discuss some of the pocket knife laws and rules in the US.

Different states have different laws, and if you want to keep a knife, you must get yourself familiarized with state knife laws because you never know when you move through different states, and it is a habit of many people to keep their knife with them all the time.

Every state has a different set of rules. Sometimes people ignore the state law and get into trouble. They sometimes even have to get their knives confiscated, and since we are more into EDC (Everyday Carry), knowing which State imposes what law is a very important thing. So you can save yourself in the long run.

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Places you cannot move along your knife in the U.S.

Also, it is important to discuss that you should never keep a knife with you if you are entering sensitive premises where keeping the knife may get you into trouble, for instance, in government buildings, courts, schools, or planes. Even if you were a teacher, keeping a knife is not recommended unless you have a very permit and want to keep it for some special reason.

Ownership law for knife

As we can infer from the name ownership law defines which knife you can keep as the owner, there is some kind of knives that are considered to potentially harm people, owning to the fact that they have increased blade length, etc. So, one may want to refrain oneself from keeping such knives within a restricted territory.

Carry law for knife

Carry law defines and sets the standard for which type of knife you can move along with. Of course, different areas, states, and places may have their own set standard. And abiding by them is one’s legal and moral responsibility. Always make sure you are following the carry law. Certain dangerous types of knives may not be allowed.

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Alaska State Knife Laws

The State of Alaska does not forbid anyone to keep knives. However, the person who is carrying or keeping the knife in his possession should not be underage, and he must be 21 or older than that to keep the knife.

Alaska restricts people from keeping their knives hidden. They must not conceal if they have it. Or else they might get into trouble. This means that if any law enforcement officer asks if you have a knife, speak the truth.

Also, for a k-12 school child, it is not legal to carry a knife in the school or school parking lot without the principal’s approval.

Pocket Knife: Allowed
Automatic / Switchblade: Allowed
Blade Length: No Restriction

Arkansas State Knife Laws

Arkansas allows people to own a knife and has some friendly laws for knife lovers. Switchblade and automatic knives are legal. Gravity knives and stilettos are also legal in Arkansas. Bowie and knives of any size are legal as well. Anyone who does not have any unlawful intent can keep a knife.

Pocket Knife: Allowed
Automatic / Switchblade: Allowed
Blade Length: No Restriction

California State Knife Laws

California state knife law restricts all types of Disguised knives, and a person cannot carry a hidden knife i.e., a knife in lipstick, or belt buckle. However, a switched blade knife can be carried with a blade length of about 2″ and should not be concealed. Bowie knives are legal in California and there is no restriction for large-sized knives.

Fixed blade knives should be openly hanged to the waist as mentioned above. Upon finding such a knife, you can get into trouble. So all kinds of undetectable knives are illegal to carry. Also, you can’t carry a ballistic knife that uses a trigger and covers a significant distance on ejecting. Dirk or dagger is also illegal to carry in California.

Pocket Knife: Allowed
Automatic / Switchblade: Conditional
Blade Length: 2″ inches

Colorado State Knife Laws

Colorado State restricts the carrying of any kind of ballistic knife. A ballistic knife is one that enables the user to detach its blade and eject it at a specific distance, making it a potential weapon. If you want to conceal carry a knife, the knife should not exceed a blade length of 3 ½ inches.

Bowie, large blade knives, disguised knives (lipstick knife, belt knife), dirks, daggers, gravity knives, push knives, and stilettos are legal to own in Colorado.

Pocket Knife: Allowed
Automatic / Switchblade: Allowed
Blade Length: 3.5″ inches

Connecticut State Knife Laws

Connecticut state restricts the user to open or conceal carry a knife, you cannot carry a knife anywhere and it will be unlawful to carry the knife in your vehicle. Also, it is lawfully forbidden to keep an automatic knife having a blade length of more than 1 ½ inches and a simple knife with more than 4″ inches blade.

Automatic knives and switchblades over 1.5 inches are illegal to carry. Also, stilettos are illegal. All knives having blades longer than 4 inches are not allowed to carry.

That was about carrying a knife but you can own all knives including switchblade, automatic knives, dirks, daggers, stilettos, throwing stars, bowie, and other large knives. Any knife is legal to own as far as you don’t carry them.

Pocket Knife: Allowed
Automatic / Switchblade: Not Allowed to Carry
Blade Length: 1.5″ inches

Delaware State Knife Laws

In Delaware, you cannot have a Switchblades or a gravity knife. All the knives with a pointed tip or brass knuckles are illegal and they are considered unlawful. A pocket knife that has not more than 3 inches in blade length is allowed to conceal carry. Other than a 3-inch pocket knife, other conceal knives are illegal in Delaware.

Balisong, bowie, and other large knives are legal. Also, you can keep disguised knives like belt knives, lipstick knives, and cane knives. Throwing knives, stilettos, dinks, and daggers are legal in Delaware.

Pocket Knife: Allowed
Automatic / Switchblade: Not Allowed
Blade Length: 3″ inches

Florida State Knife Laws

In Florida, disguises knives like belts, cane, or buckle knives are legal to own, Throwing knives are also legal to own in Florida. Balisong knives are legal as well. Large-sized knives and bowie knives are legal in Florida. Undetectable knives are also legal to own as far as they don’t set off metal detectors.

Ballistic knives that use a trigger to eject are illegal in Florida. Without a permit, concealed carry of almost any knife is illegal if the blade is over 4″ in length.

Pocket Knife: Allowed
Automatic / Switchblade: N/A
Blade Length: 4″ inches

Georgia State Knife Laws

In Georgia, you get freedom as they allow you to keep a knife that may have 12″ inches blade length or lesser than that. However, a longer blade length than that will not be allowed to carry with you without a permit, but you can still keep them in your private property, such as your vehicle, home.

In Georgia, Balisong knives (butterfly knives), bowie knives, ballistic knives, and all other large knives are legal to own. Switchblades, stilettos, disguised knives, dirks, and daggers are legal. Also, metal detector undetectable knives are legal to own.

Pocket Knife: Allowed
Automatic / Switchblade: Allowed
Blade Length: 12″ inches

Hawaii State Knife Laws

It is considered wrongdoing, and you may be involved in suspicion by the authority if you carry a slug shot, blackjack, metal knuckles, pistol, dirk, or dagger in your vehicle that has been declared as a dangerous or deadly weapon. A switchblade or balisong knife (butterfly knife) is illegal to own.

You can legally own undetectable knives that won’t set off metal detectors. You can own a bowie or any other large-sized knife in Hawaii. Keeping the disguised knives (belt, buckle lipstick knives, etc) is also legal.

Pocket Knife: Allowed
Switchblade: Not Allowed
Blade Length: Not Specified

Idaho State Knife Laws

Knives with a blade length of 6″ inches or more are not allowed to be carried, but anything lesser than that is not considered a deadly weapon, which means you can surely keep it and enjoy the freedom. So, you may carry any sort of knife, but blade length must not increase 6″ inches.

If you are under 18, you will need parental consent to keep a bowie or dirk knife. if you are under 12, you can’t keep a bowie or dirk knife unless your parents are with you. Bringing any knife with a blade larger than 2.5 inches to school is not allowed.

In Idaho, you need a permit to conceal carry dirk, bowie, a dagger with a blade longer than 4 inches. If intoxicated, you can’t conceal carry a knife even with a permit.

Pocket Knife: Allowed
Automatic / Switchblade: Allowed
Blade Length: 6″ inches

Illinois State Knife Laws

In Illinois, you cannot carry the switchblade knife. Also, ballistic knives are illegal to own within the State; however, if one has the authority or permit specifically for that purpose, he may carry some automatic knife. Other than that, it is not allowed, else you would violate the law.

Balisong and disguised knives (belt, lipstick, cane knife) are legal to own. Throwing knives are legal but throwing stars are restricted. Bowing and other large knives are legal to keep. Ballistic knives are restricted as mentioned earlier. Without a FOID card, keeping switchblade and other automatic knives are restricted.

Pocket Knife: Allowed
Automatic / Switchblade: Conditional
Blade Length: 3″ inches

Iowa State Knife Laws

In Iowa State, concealed carry of any knife is restricted. You can open carry any knife including switchblade, balisong, and automatic knives. Dirks, daggers, and stilettos are legal to own. Any large knife including bowie is legal to own in Iowa.

Disguised knives (cane, lipstick, belt, etc.) are legal to keep but ballistic knives are not legal in Iowa. So in Iowa, concealed carry of any knife and ballistic knives are restricted.

Pocket Knife: Allowed
Automatic / Switchblade: Conditional
Blade Length: 5″ inches

Kansas State Knife Laws

In Kansas, one may feel freedom as restrictions do not quite bind them. The user may carry a knife. Whether hidden or not, also the blade length is not a problem.

Bowies, large knives, dirks, daggers, stilettos, switchblades, gravity knives, automatic knives, and disguised knives are legal to keep.

Ballistic knives and throwing stars are restricted in Kansas. So you can keep the knife except for ballistic and throwing stars, but the intent is important, do not get involved in any suspicious activities.

Pocket Knife: Allowed
Automatic / Switchblade: Allowed
Blade Length: Not Specified

Kentucky State Knife Laws

Kentucky state knife law allows people to own switchblades, bowie, and automatic knives. You can own ballistic and balisong knives as well. in Kentucky, dirks, daggers, and disguised knives are legal to own. Any undetectable knife (that set off the metal detectors) and large knives are legal.

You can also conceal or open carry any knife in Kentucky state.

Pocket Knife: Allowed
Automatic / Switchblade: Allowed
Blade Length: Not Specified

Louisiana State Knife Laws

In Louisiana, conceal carry of an automatic knife is restricted. However, you can legally own other knives like ballistic, disguised knives (lipstick, belt, cane, etc), bowie, and other large knives. Also, balisong (butterfly knife), throwing stars, a switchblade, and undetectable knives are legal to own.

Any knife is legal as long as it is not an automatic knife. Also, carrying a knife to school is restricted.

Pocket Knife: Allowed
Automatic / Switchblade: Conditional
Blade Length: No Specified

Maine State Knife Laws

The knife laws in Maine are vague. Bowie and other large knives are legal to own. You can lawfully keep dirks, daggers, stilettos, and throwing stars. Balisong and disguised knives (lipstick, belt, cane, etc) are also legal to own.

You can open carry any knife but dirks, stilettos, or switchblades are not allowed to carry.

Pocket Knife: Allowed
Automatic / Switchblade: Allowed
Blade Length: No Limit

Maryland State Knife Laws

Within Maryland, you cannot keep blades on school property. You cannot conceal or open carry a switchblade, throwing star, bowie, or gravity knife. Other than that, you can own any knife, but having a knife with the intent to harm someone is illegal.

Pocket Knife: Allowed
Automatic / Switchblade: Allowed
Blade Length: 3″ inches

Massachusetts State Knife Laws

Massachusetts law forbids everyone to conceal or open carry an automatic knife, ballistic, dirk knife, stiletto, switchblade, dagger, or double edge knife. Keeping any knife that may disturb the peace is restricted.

You can also carry folding and swiss army knives as long as you don’t carry them in a way that disturbs the peace. You also cannot carry any double-edged blade which can be locked in its position. But to own any type of knife is allowed.

Pocket Knife: Allowed
Automatic / Switchblade: Not Allowed
Blade Length: 1.5″ inches

Michigan State Knife Laws

In Michigan, one can carry a pocket knife except for those that have been banned. It is not restricted, and also, the law which was previously imposed on automatic knives and spring assisted knives had been taken off in October 2017.

It is illegal to conceal carry dirks, daggers, and stilettos. To carry any non-folding knife is illegal.

Pocket Knife: Allowed
Automatic / Switchblade: Allowed
Blade Length: Not Specified

Minnesota State Knife Laws

In Minnesota, it is even wrong to manufacture knives that are considered dangerous such as switchblades and automatic knives that can open automatically. The other types of knives, such as pocket knives and folding ones, are allowed.

Pocket Knife: Allowed
Automatic / Switchblade: Not Allowed
Blade Length: 4″ inches

Mississippi State Knife Laws

Mississippi does not forbid or impose any kind of restriction on knife users. You can keep knives in Mississippi, even in your car. It will not be taken as concealed carry. However, taking a knife to a place such as a school will not be considered good, and you can be brought into question.

Pocket Knife: Allowed
Automatic / Switchblade: Allowed
Blade Length: 4″ inches

Missouri State Knife Laws

If you want to keep a pocket knife that should be folded and the blade length should not exceed 4″ inches, you can keep the knife. However, in any other cases, the knives are restricted, also concealed carry is not allowed in Missouri State.

Pocket Knife: Allowed
Automatic / Switchblade: Allowed
Blade Length: 4″ inches

Montana State Knife Laws

Montana state knife law is not as strict as some other state laws. It permits you to keep and carry knives, automatic and other, provided that they do not exceed a blade length of 1.5″ inches. So, even if you want to keep dirks, daggers, and even swords, they are allowed.

Pocket Knife: Allowed
Automatic / Switchblade: Allowed
Blade Length: 4″ inches

Nebraska State Knife Laws

Nebraska knife law also does not restrict people to keep or carry knives, you can surely keep any knife you want, but some of the exceptions are you cannot conceal knives; also the blade length is something you should be keen about, which is 3.5″ inches. Other than this length, you cannot keep the knives, nor can you bring any sort of knife to school.

Pocket Knife: Allowed
Automatic / Switchblade: Allowed
Blade Length: 3.5″ inches

Nevada State Knife Laws

In Nevada State, owning a knife is not an issue unless it is a case of concealed carry, a case of keeping the knife that exceeds the blade length of more than 3″ inches. And also, you cannot keep the knife in a place where a group of people is present such as school.

Pocket Knife: Allowed
Automatic / Switchblade: Allowed
Blade Length: 3″ inches

New Hampshire State Knife Laws

New Hampshire does not restrict its citizen to keep or carry knives. You can keep any type of knife as long as you have not been convicted of some crime before. Also, you can sell the knife. However, the blade length should not exceed 3″ inches.

Pocket Knife: Allowed
Automatic / Switchblade: Allowed
Blade Length: 3″ inches

New Jersey State Knife Laws

In New Jersey, you cannot keep or carry gravity knives, including daggers, ballistics knives, and switchblade knives. However, if you have a permit for some reason, then you may keep it. You may keep the knives at home, but not outside of the home, not even for self-defense purposes. And the blade length for a fixed knife should not be more than 5″ inches.

Pocket Knife: Allowed
Automatic / Switchblade: Not Allowed
Blade Length: 5″ inches

 New Mexico State Knife Laws

Under the law of New Mexico State, you cannot carry concealed knives, this will be totally against the law, and you do not want to do that. Also, not any type of blade or cutting instruments, not to speak of the knife. This is to stop you from using the knife or blade on others even by mistake or negligently.

Pocket Knife: Allowed
Automatic / Switchblade: Not Allowed
Blade Length: Not Specified

New York State Knife Laws

In New York State, you can have some knives, if they are folding ones, but the ones which are automatic and more dangerous, such as ballistics, cane swords, throwing stars, metal knuckles, are quite illegal, and you can get in trouble if you are found with them. So, make sure you do not have them. Also, the legal ones can be found involved in any unlawful activity.

Pocket Knife: Allowed
Automatic / Switchblade: Not Allowed
Blade Length: 4″ inches

North Carolina State Knife Laws

Just like many other States, you cannot keep any knife that is intended to hide. You can, however, keep the foldable knife, but that must include in the pocket knife category. Also, selling or possessing any other types of knives is not legal. So, do not own or carry switchblade, ballistic, or any other automatic knives.

Pocket Knife: Allowed
Automatic / Switchblade: Not Allowed
Blade Length: Not Allowed

North Dakota State Knife Laws

In North Dakota State, knives come into the category of a dangerous weapon, which is why it is illegal and wrong to carry a knife. The law of North Dakota restricts the possession of all types of firearms, including knives, unless one has the permit to keep them.

Pocket Knife: Allowed
Automatic / Switchblade: Not Allowed
Blade Length: 5″ inches

Ohio State Knife Laws

Within Ohio State, you would not have so much trouble in keeping the knife as the law is not very strict. You can consider yourself free from the harsh laws. You can carry or possess most types of knives. However, the intent is very important. You may be brought into question as to why you have kept the knife.

Pocket Knife: Allowed
Automatic / Switchblade: Allowed
Blade Length: 2.5″ inches

Oklahoma State Knife Laws

In Oklahoma State, certain types of knives and blades are forbidden by the state officials, for example, throwing stars, Axes, machetes, tomahawks, etc., but other types of blades or knives are not restricted. You can also keep them open or hidden.

Pocket Knife: Allowed
Automatic / Switchblade: Allowed
Blade Length: Not Specified

Oregon State Knife Laws

In Oregon State knife, you cannot carry any type of knife with automatic action, such as a blade coming out of force using spring action or centrifugal force. So, keeping automatic knives is not allowed. You may keep simple knives, but keeping them concealed will be considered unlawful activity, which can get you into trouble.

Pocket Knife: Allowed
Automatic / Switchblade: Not Allowed
Blade Length: 4″ inches

Pennsylvania State Knife Laws

In Pennsylvania State, one cannot keep knives or carry them if they are automatic knives, switchblades, or ballistics. They all will be considered against the law if one is caught with them. Simple folding knives can be kept, but they should not be used on anyone to harm them.

Pocket Knife: Allowed
Automatic / Switchblade: Not Allowed
Blade Length: Not Specified

Rhode Island State Knife Laws

Rhode may have other strict laws, but they are not quite strict as far as the knives are concerned. You may keep the knife openly and carry them. But the one exception is that you cannot carry a concealed knife if the blade length is more than 3″ inches. Also, the intent is very important; you cannot have the intention to harm anyone.

Pocket Knife: Allowed
Automatic / Switchblade: Allowed
Blade Length: 3″ inches

South Carolina State Knife Laws

In South Carolina State, you would not have much of the restrictions on keeping knives or carrying them. Still, there is a category, and the following knives are legalized, including belt-buckle, switchblade, stiletto, dagger, dirk, bowie, butterfly knife. You can carry these, but carrying them to commit a crime or concealing them is not allowed, so you better stay cautious against it.

Pocket Knife: Allowed
Automatic / Switchblade: Allowed
Blade Length: 3″ inches

South Dakota State Knife Laws

In South Dakota State, one may own knives but cannot travel with a knife as the carry knife law is imposed. You cannot carry knives in public places, neither in places such as school, as they are considered as dangerous weapons. So you must be very careful about it.

Pocket Knife: Allowed
Automatic / Switchblade: Not Allowed
Blade Length: Not Specified

Tennessee State Knife Laws

In Tennessee State, you can carry any knife as per your wish, you would not have any knife restriction, you can carry any knife, and even if you keep it concealed, you can do that. You can sell them or keep them in your possession without having any trouble. So, only the intention of committing a crime is restricted. Before in around 2014, knives were restricted, but not anymore.

Pocket Knife: Allowed
Automatic / Switchblade: Allowed
Blade Length: Not Specified

Texas State Knife Laws

In Texas State, keeping knives is not restricted. This is due to hunting and angling is quite common there, and also having a knife-friendly atmosphere is not very odd, but one must know that the blade length should not exceed 5.5” inches.

Pocket Knife: Allowed
Automatic / Switchblade: Allowed
Blade Length: 5.5″ inches

Utah State Knife Laws

Utah State simply allows you to keep any type of knife. You may keep and carry any type of knife so long as you are restricted for some reason. Such as committing a crime in the past. MostMost knives are legal, including switchblade, butterfly, dagger, dirk, stiletto, and bowie knife.

Pocket Knife: Allowed
Automatic / Switchblade: Allowed
Blade Length: 5.5″ inches

Vermont State Knife Laws

Vermont State is also very friendly. It is among the states that do not restrict you with so many strict laws. However, it is only wrong to carry a knife with the intent to hurt or harm someone. Also, you cannot keep it hidden. But as far as the carrying and ownership are concerned, you can do it. Also, you can keep a switchblade with a blade length of three inches.

Pocket Knife: Allowed
Automatic / Switchblade: Allowed
Blade Length: 3″ inches

Virginia State Knife Laws

Virginia State Knife Law is somewhat similar to the Vermont State knife Law, as it does not forbid you to keep any knife or to carry it openly. But you cannot conceal a knife, including; Bowie, dirks, machete, ballistic knife, switchblade knife, oriental dart, and the throwing stars.

Pocket Knife: Allowed
Automatic / Switchblade: Allowed
Blade Length: 3″ inches

Washington State Knife Laws

In Washington, you are not allowed to keep or carry knives as they are considered dangerous weapons. However, some simple pocket knives are not restricted. Some restricted types are; switchblades and automatic knives, but people working in the military can keep the knives and work in fire departments and law enforcement agencies.

Pocket Knife: Allowed
Automatic / Switchblade: Not Allowed
Blade Length: 4″ inches

West Virginia State Knife Laws

In West Virginia State, keeping knives is restricted, especially for people who are below the age of 21. People who are 21 or older can keep the knife. In any other case, it will be taken as concealed carry, which is forbidden. Knives are taken as dangerous weapons. The blade length of the pocket knife is three and a half inches.

Pocket Knife: Allowed
Automatic / Switchblade: Allowed
Blade Length: 3.5″ inches

Wisconsin State Knife Laws

Within the State of Wisconsin, you do not have any restriction to keep the knife or carry it, whether it is openly or concealed, so you get your little freedom there. Other dangerous firearms are restricted. But also, if you have any previous criminal record, mental disability, then you cannot keep the knife.

Pocket Knife: Allowed
Automatic / Switchblade: Not Allowed
Blade Length: 3″ inches

Wyoming State Knife Laws

In Wyoming State, you can keep a concealed carry knife, but you would require a special permit for it. Other than that, it is not allowed to carry a concealed weapon. Also, if you are above 21 years old and have not been convicted of a crime or drug abuse, you are eligible to keep and carry a knife.

Pocket Knife: Allowed
Automatic / Switchblade: Allowed
Blade Length: Not Specified

Pocket Knife Laws by State

There are many types of knives, some we know as daggers, some dirks, etc. There is indeed a wide variety, brands, and models to choose from. But the thing which binds us is the State Laws for the knife. You would not want to fall among any problems by chance, so you must thoroughly read about the state knife laws, especially the one you are staying in.

If you want to buy a knife, then make sure you are not violating any state laws. However, in general, if we see, knives are allowed as long as you do not intend to harm someone, and if your criminal record is clean, you have nothing to worry about.

In other cases, pocket knives are legal in many states. The most common legal blade length you will come across is about 3″ inches. This is the type of blade length you can keep in many cases. Some of the states which allow you to conceal carry are;

Maine, Alaska, Alabama, Arkansas, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Arizona, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, Nevada, South Dakota, Virginia, and Pennsylvania. However; this is for pocket knives and not the dangerous ones, as pocket knives are not considered dangerous weapons, they cannot do as much harm as some full blade length knife, such as 5″ or 6″ inches blade length knife, they are considered as tools rather than dangerous weapons.

But this is not the case with every State; you might want to look deeper into the different laws, blade length, and other characteristics, as there are some states which do not allow blade length more than 2.5″ inches too. In Delaware, you may carry a concealed knife, but the blade length should not exceed more than 3″ inches while Colorado allows the concealed knife with the blade length of 3.5″ inches. So, even the slightest difference may get you into trouble if you are not quite keen on it. You must always respect the area and its laws.

Generally, you never want to visit any public places with knives. Especially I am talking about schools. This is the most sensitive area, and also, most knife laws are imposed on it. You cannot carry your knife on the school premises. However, just like some states have different laws, some might allow you to carry a knife in school, such as Idaho. It allows you to carry the knife, provided that the knife is not very dangerous, it must be a pocket knife, and the blade length should not exceed more than 2.5″ inches. Also, if you have had a previous criminal record, then you cannot keep a knife.

The knife law also gives benefits to the people who like to travel. Now When many States share the knife laws, you can feel free to travel through those States without having any problem. This is the reason we encourage you to always make a plan and read the law before you move with your EDC knife.

FAQs

How old do you have to be to carry a knife in California?

In California, there is no such law that defines the age of a person. However, the other important things are considered, such as using a knife and the type of knife you are going to use. Also, you can get a permit to move freely and avoid getting into trouble which is recommended in most cases even though this is not essential but having it will save you in most cases.

How old to buy a knife?

Depending upon the State, you may get different answers to this question. However, the most common acceptable age is 21. People who are under 21 are not authorized to buy, carry or possess the knife in most States, and people above this age can carry the knife, depending upon which type of knife is allowed, so look into the law according to your State.

What size of knife is legal to carry?

The size of the knife depends upon the territory you are in; most States only allow small blade length sizes such as 2.5″ inches or even 1″ inch. So, keeping a knife that has a higher blade length will violate the law. The most acceptable legal knife size is about 3″ inches. The knife law may vary depending upon the place like you cannot keep blade length more than 2.5” inches or 3” inches in school.

What knives are illegal in Texas?

In Texas, there is no such ban or restriction in keeping knives. You may keep any type of knife you want. However, the only restriction is that the blade length should not exceed 5″ inches. So, just make sure your knife does not exceed 5″ inches with its blade length, and you are good to go.

What knives are illegal?

This mainly depends upon the area, State, or territory you are in, at some places, or the States you would have restrictions in keeping or carrying the knives, while in some States, there is no restriction at all. So, make sure you read the law about the state you are in. Otherwise, you might get into trouble.

 What size of knife is legal in Ohio?

If you reside in Ohio, you would not have to confront many strict laws, but the blade length is one of the important things to keep track of. In Ohio, you can keep a knife with a blade length of 2.5″ inches, and anything more than that will result in a violation of the law. So, make sure your knife blade does not exceed 2.5″ inches.

What size knife is legal to carry on the plane?

Airlines do allow their passengers to carry a pocket knife with a blade length of 2.36, but the knife should fall into the category of a pocket knife, and we are not talking about tactical knives. Also, the Swiss army knives are banned too. You can keep the pocket knife in your pocket or the bag and travel with it.