This is a discussion on Are these knives legal in Texas? within the Defensive Knives & Other Weapons forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I live in Texas and was looking for a knife to buy. My choice is limited since Texas only allows a few types of knives. ...
I live in Texas and was looking for a knife to buy. My choice is limited since Texas only allows a few types of knives. One of them is the folding knife.
I found some online and they say they are folding knives but I just wanted to make sure they were legal. The law says the blade can't be over 5 1/2 inches.
Columbia River Knife and Tool's 6470 Pazoda 2 Razor Edge Knife:Amazon:Home Improvement
MTECH XTREME USA MX-8027A TACTICAL FOLDING KNIFE 5" CLOSED:Amazon:Sports & Outdoors
MTECH USA MT-343S Tactical Folding Knife 4-Inch Closed:Amazon:Sports & Outdoors
I'm only looking for cheap ones since I don't want to use up too much money right now.
Last edited by 64zebra; August 10th, 2013 at 11:05 PM.
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Long blades automatics and daggers are no go for Texas. These are perfectly acceptable.
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...not unilaterally true...in San Antonio, for example, they'd all land him in jail...
Sec. 21-17. Certain knives prohibited generally; exceptions; penalty for violation.
(a) It shall be unlawful for any person to intentionally or knowingly carry on or about his person a knife with a blade less than five and one-half (5 1/2) inches in length, which knife is equipped with a lock mechanism so that upon opening, it becomes a fixed blade knife.
I'm talking about Houston. I checked the houston laws and all it added to the knife laws was that I can't be around property that is in possession of the city.
Also is there a certain age where I can hold a knife?
To clarify, these laws are specifically regarding carrying, right? Not just ownership?
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AFAIK there is no age requirement,but don't get caught carrying it to kindergarten for show and tell,or you'll lose finger painting privileges for a week
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Houston... we have a problem!!
...for sure...we need to get enough backing to pass a pre-emptive law on knives and blow all the little quirks out of the laws...and clearly define things like dagger, dirk, stiletto, Bowie knife...let a fella know where he stands...
...better yet...wipe out all the prohibitions and start legislating the ACTIONS of folks what misuse 'em!!! now THERE'S a novel idea...