Saw back blades in Texas?

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    Saw back blades in Texas?

    I've been reading through the Texas knife law threads and I don't think I have come across anything about saw back blades.
    Is a saw back blade considered a double edged blade in Texas? My job involves me wandering down over grown allies and having a blade with a saw back thats small and easy to carry would be invaluable (I would much rather have that than a combo blade which I have found useless since the saw portion usually isn't long enough). Also my job only allows me to carry legal blades so I don't know if the tool defense works in this case. Specifically I'm looking at this: Ontario 499 Air Force Survival Knife 5" Carbon Steel Sawback Blade, Leather Handle, Leather Sheath - KnifeCenter

    Any thoughts or suggestions? Thanks.

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    Welcome to the forum from Alabama!

    Good folks here.....someone will likely have some insight to your question.

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    Thanks for the welcome. Out of all the forums I've visited on this topic, this one seemed to be the most informed.

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    The Sawback is not what I would call "Sharpened" its not ground to an edge so it should be a legal knife under the definition.
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    Unless you ran into a really radical officer and prosecutor, sawback blades would not be considered a "cutting surface" of a knife. It would be a tool surface, like a gut hook on a hunting knife.

    One of the things that can make a knife illegal in Texas is if it is "double edged" like a dirk, stiletto or poniard, because a hundred years back people seemed to think those were "more dangerous" than a single edged knife.

    "Illegal knife" means a:

    (A) knife with a blade over five and one-half inches;

    (B) hand instrument designed to cut or stab another by being thrown;

    (C) dagger, including but not limited to a dirk, stiletto, and poniard;

    (D) bowie knife;

    (E) sword; or

    (F) spear.
    (Texas Penal Code)
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    Thanks. I might look into it then. The saw I discovered is really for cutting metal but the "hammer" at the end of the handle would be great to have on me.

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