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ok i have read the previous post about the rules and regulation regarding weapon laws in my state, but i didn't really get what i needed out of it.(or maybe i just didn't understand)

so my question to any knowledgable TX resident is: do you have to be of a certain age to carry a fixed-blade concealed? or do you need any permit?
 

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No, no permit issued in Texas covers knives--no permit, no age limit. It is also not prohibited by statute to carry it if it is not an "illegal knife". The way the deadly weapons statute [§ 46.01 (6)] reads, an illegal knife is one with a blade over 5.5 inches, a throwing knife, bowie knife, sword, spear, or "dagger, including but not limited to a dirk, stilletto, and poniard"--usually interpreted as meaning double-edged knives may not be carried.

If it is not any of those, it is not classified as a deadly weapon, meaning it can be carried anywhere. I often carry a Cold Steel Kobun with a 5.5 inch blade IWB to school since CC is not allowed there (actually, I carry it other places too, since I am still waiting on my CHL).
 

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My personal fixed blade knife for concealed carry is the CRKT Polkowski/Kasper Companion knife. I trained with Bob and his folder designs (he use to carry a CQC-7 but now uses the folding Crawford/Kasper). The fixed blade Polkowski/Kasper is not longer made, but you can still find the occasionally. http://www.fox-intl.com/searchresult.asp?id=2253
 

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The CRKT First Strikes are 100% perfectly legal everywhere in the state of Texas. I was seconds away from buying one last weekend, but I got a CRKT M-16 14Z instead, because I could carry it easier.

If you end up getting one, post some pictures. Maybe that'll motivate me to get off my rear end and go buy one.
 

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I will warn you that while hirundo is correct, individual officers will make up the Penal Code as they go along.
Kinda hard to do when they have a maximum legal length limit aint it ?
 

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Blade length isn't the problem that people face here. It's things like Kershaw's "assisted opening" that gets people into trouble. Even though it is perfectly legal, and not a switchblade by any definition in the law, a lot of officers believe they are illegal switchblades. I've even gotten into arguements with other officers over them. No one is ever prosecuted for it, but a lot of people get arrested and have their knives taken into evidence. The problem with officers not understanding Kershaws is so widespread that I don't let my wife carry one at all, even though we own several nice ones.
 

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good to know that they are legal...i find it very eas to carry actually. i carry it iwb at about 3:30(though i need to find a better iwb sheath) and it works like a charm. i will get come pics up next week once i get my girlfriends camera over here.
 
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