Need help on knife laws in texas

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    Question Need help on knife laws in texas

    I just recently turned 18 and was wanting to buy a new knife. would this knife be legal to own in San Antonio Texas? Smith & Wesson SWHRT9B Black HRT Boot Knife - Amazon.com

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    You need to check your state laws and what might be legal if you have a conceal permit may not be legal without. Take a look at the link for some guidelines. State Knife Carry and Blade Length Laws
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    ...legal to own, but not to carry in Texas, under state law...a knife with two sharp edges has long been construed as being a dagger...forbidden in the law...

    ...welcome to the Forum...we ALL need help with Texas' vague and varied knife laws...
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    Quote Originally Posted by lightmoo View Post
    I just recently turned 18 and was wanting to buy a new knife. would this knife be legal to own in San Antonio Texas? Smith & Wesson SWHRT9B Black HRT Boot Knife - Amazon.com

    You need to find the San Antonio ordances, I remember reading somewhere SA had specific provisions, like here in Corpus, blade can't be more tha 3" in length.
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    Dude just carry whatever you want.....That's what I do
    and look at me

    jk no looks like u found ur answer..
    Congrats on the knife,and welcome to the forum

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    Texas has weird knife laws. A city can pass what they want,like San Antonio. The years I spent dealing with the public,I heard cops,in casual conversation, give all types of opinions when it came to knives. I do not carry assisted opening knives because my gut tells me there are plenty of cops that would call them a switchblade. They are not,but do I want to argue the point at roadside while they call back up for his/her opinion? If a D.A. were to snap one open in court,what would the average juror think? IMO,it is better to carry an 'average' type of knife,if you want to carry one. The person holding the knife is far more important than the knife.
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    and I understand this is a boot knife you refer to,just giving my general opinion
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    ...our good Governor has specifically dealt with this situation by signing a law...if I had one and carried it, I might keep a copy handy...and present it respectfully should the below situation come up...our public servants in Texas are a cut above many others and I wouldn't fear carrying within the clearly written law... Governor Perry Signs AKTI Texas Bill : American Knife and Tool Institute

    Quote Originally Posted by mr.stuart View Post
    Texas has weird knife laws. A city can pass what they want,like San Antonio. The years I spent dealing with the public,I heard cops,in casual conversation, give all types of opinions when it came to knives. I do not carry assisted opening knives because my gut tells me there are plenty of cops that would call them a switchblade. They are not,but do I want to argue the point at roadside while they call back up for his/her opinion? If a D.A. were to snap one open in court,what would the average juror think? IMO,it is better to carry an 'average' type of knife,if you want to carry one. The person holding the knife is far more important than the knife.
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    Greetings and welcome to the forum from the Space Coast of Central Florida. Sorry I can't help you with gun laws in Texas.

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    Re: Need help on knife laws in texas

    Handgunlaw.us has a complete section regarding knife laws in various states and municipalities.

    Should provide you the necessary facts.

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