I just found out that in February, the Arkansas legislature repealed the part of the law that identified a maximum blade length for knife carry. Last night I tried going through the law to understand what that means for knife carry now. It looks like it is still illegal to carry a knife as a weapon in the state. There is no concealed knife license (for those that don't know, Arkansas issues a Concealed Handgun License so it only covers handguns).
Before I had my CHL I carried the same knife I carried in California, figuring it had to be legal in Arkansas too! When I took the class I found out that my knife was slightly over the limit and was assumed to be carried as a weapon until I proved otherwise. So I stopped carrying that one and bought a smaller knife to avoid trouble.
So now my question: since they repealed the length limit does anyone know if this changes the carry dynamic? I'm thinking about going back to my slightly longer folding knife. Now that I found this out, I've even thought about buying one of the Ka-Bar TDI knives that are fixed blade designed for law enforcement.
What do you think? I know we have a few instructors on this board from Arkansas, can you shed some light on this change?