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Welcome from the SE corner of Michigan.
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I have one word on knife laws in Texas: Don't. The law is not only complex and confusing, it not only lets
some cities do their own thing so there is no consistency throughout the state, but there are at least some
cops who clearly don't know the law.
A few weeks back I was at the gym and grappled a bit with a young cop. Somehow I pinned him against the cage with
my left hand while playfully reaching into my back pocket-- followed by poking my thumb into his chest. He didn't see it coming.
I asked him if he knew what just happened to him. He stared at me. I repeated my question. He stared some more.
I said you were just stabbed. His eyes opened wider than a dessert saucer before he realized I was joshing with him.
(Also, he realized how he had left himself open and vulnerable.)
As we left the gym he said, "remember, 3 1/2 inches." Nope. Not here.
I'm sure he isn't the only one who hasn't a clue about what the legal knife length is.
So, my one word advice on knives here is, don't.
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...the lesson you taught him may save his life some day...kudos to you for doing it...
...as to Tx knife laws...they're a mess, but I carry what and how I want within the written law...with confidence...Tx is a great state for re-educating uninformed officers...WITHOUT lawsuits...they just aren't all up to the minute and well-trained...same like us CCW types...we forget/missed/misread a lot of the CCW laws...gotta keep our noses in the book...refreshing and renewing our "knowledge"...on a whole, TX law enforcement are the best I've found anywhere...now the local city attorneys and DAs...mebbeso/mebbeno...
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Heres the law concerning an "Illegal" knife,since that knife is sharpened on both sides more than 1" it's considered a dagger
(6) “Illegal Knife” means a:
(A) knife with a blade over five and one half inches;
Rainer v. State, 763 S.W.2d 615 (Tex. App.-Eastland 1989, pet. ref’d) To determine
length, measure entire length of blade past handle, not just the sharpened portion of the
blade. Same result in McMurrough v. State, 995 S.W.2d 944 (Tex. App.-Ft. Worth 1999).
(B) hand instrument designed to cut or stab another by being thrown;
Albert v. State, 659 S.W.2d 41 (Tex. App.-Houston [14
Dist.] 1983, pet. ref’d) Martial
arts throwing star qualifies as “a hand instrument designed to cut or stab another by being
(C) dagger including but not limited to a dirk, stiletto, and poniard;
Armendariz v. State, 396 S.W.2d 132 (Tex. Crim. App. 1965) A knife slightly over seven
inches in length when open, equipped with a double guard, blade that locks open and is
sharpened on both sides of blade for over an inch meets the definition of a dagger.
(D) bowie knife;
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