If you`re under 18, it`s even harder for knife owners. No person may sell or give a knife to a person under 18 years of age with a blade of more than 2 inches. To go even further, it is illegal for a person 18 or younger to own even a knife of this size. Any legal knife (including a small pocket knife) is ILLEGAL to carry in public unless when I was 15 I was charged as an adult with multiple nonviolent crimes in South Carolina. I currently live in North Carolina and am curious about whether I can legally carry a knife, hidden or open, and of what type? I`ve read everything on your page regarding the 2 states, but I`m still not clear. Thank you If you want to take a knife with you, which is usually legal everywhere, I highly recommend buying a knife that is clearly meant to be used. For example, most pocket knives and almost all leather and multi-tool men fit this description. As long as the blade is less than 2.5 to 3 inches tall, everything should be fine. Places that may be exceptions to this general rule include courts, airplanes, schools, and special buildings that prohibit the carrying of knives. It basically says you can carry a hidden knife if you have a license, but the definition of a knife is really limited to a PLASTIC KNIFE, blunt table knife or pocket knife. A pocket knife is a knife with a blade that is bent into the handle, and beyond that, the law is vague.
So if you stick to a small pocket knife with a 2-3 inch blade and you have a license, then you`re fine. This is the most accessible resource on knife laws I`ve found, so hopefully this feature request doesn`t seem thankless or lazy. I just think indexing the basic criteria of the knife would be helpful for a lot of people. This is a case where you need to know the local laws where you want to own, transport and use the knife. Please re-read my many responses on this topic. Repealing state law does NOT make the knife legal throughout the state. It simply removes the penal code, which only applies to state-owned switching blades. This does NOT change the local laws that govern civil law, where the majority of jurisdictions still have local laws against these knives. Let me explain. Most fixed blade knives have two items that are considered according to the laws. Blade length and full length = blade plus handle.
In most states (I didn`t look at yours at the time) you state that a knife blade cannot exceed 4 inches and the actual size cannot exceed 9 inches, but this is only a conservative average across the country and your region may be different. However, let`s assume that your knife is a hunting knife or fixed net knife with longer lengths than what I mentioned. Does this mean that you, as a hunter, may not be able to carry the knife? There may be special rules at this time for your age and how you carry the knife. Since children under the age of 18 are allowed to hunt and fish, they must certainly be able to process the crop, so many places introduce specific ownership and transportation restrictions for minors. In 2014, many newspapers and media outlets drew attention to legislation from the 1950s, which led to numerous arrests and convictions for possession of the vaguely defined gravimeter.  This law was subsequently declared unconstitutionally vague and subsequently repealed.  I just heard a rumor that the TSA allows SMALL pocket knives in your carry-on LUGGAGE. I see how legitimate that is. Bows and crossbows can all shoot broad-headed arrows. Wide heads are and/or contain razor-sharp knife blades.
Is a compound bow with a broad-headed arrow a “weapon or other device that can be used lethally and result in a knife blade”? Of course you do! In Oregon, knife possession laws are lenient because people here can own almost any type of knife without effect. The only rule they have regarding possession of knives is that a person who has committed a crime cannot possess one. The types of knives that people can possess in this condition include: dirks, daggers or other stabbing knives, Bowie knives, switch blades or other automatic knives, ballistic knives, gravimeters, balisong (butterfly) knives, and balisong trainers and stilettos. As far as concealed carrying is concerned, the only types of knives prohibited are automatic knives, power-opening knives and dirks, daggers or ice axes. The state of Illinois allows the possession of a wide range of knives. Knives considered legal in Illinois include the Balisong knife, Bowie knife, camouflaged knives, throwing knives, automatic knives, and switch blades. Yes, because not everyone can read and not everyone can read the language in which these words are printed. So if the law says that on visual inspection, the knife looks and feels like it`s anything but a knife, it makes no difference to have the words on it. I hope that helps. FYI, San Antonio and Corpus Christi were removed from this list on 9/15/15 because the state of Texas passed a law that excludes local mess ordinances that are more restrictive than state law. New Jersey`s ban on ballistic knives has even more potential for abuse. The ban on ballistic knives in New Jersey was signed into law by then-Republican Governor Thomas Kean, who said, “We must restrict the flow of knives that serve no useful or legal purpose.” Most state-owned knife laws completely miss the point.
A law that merely lists the types of knives that can be possessed or carried only restricts the freedom of the law. It is NOT a danger to the public if a legitimate citizen possesses or carries any type of hidden or open blade or sharp object, and it should NOT be restricted. The danger to the public is that a citizen can injure or threaten another with a knife by committing a crime such as robbery or rape, or wave it with disregard for the safety of others. In other words, laws should focus on actions that cause harm (stabbing, cutting, swinging, negligence, or reckless behavior), NOT just possessing or carrying a knife. The same goes for weapons, it is not the object itself that must be restricted, but the actions of the knife / holder of the gun. Or more simply, there can be no illegal objects, only illegal acts. Chapter 39 of the New Jersey Penal Code Firearms and Weapons 2C: 39-1. and “Ballistic knife” means any weapon or other device that can be used in lethality and can operate a knife blade.
In addition, it is illegal to carry a knife with a fixed blade and several edges. However, such a knife can be kept at home for collection purposes. The phrase “just cause or lawful authority” in paragraph 4 is intended to permit the possession of knives according to “common sense” so that it is legal to carry a knife if there is a good reason to do so. Subsection 5 provides some concrete examples of valid reasons: a knife to be used at work (e.g. a chef`s knife), as part of a folk costume (e.g.