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cowboy1964
08-05-2012, 15:37
Are there any states that allow one to carry larger knives concealed than the law otherwise would allow?

I've never understood why you can legally carry a gun concealed but you can't have even a 4" blade for backup.

pipedreams
08-05-2012, 15:57
This will vary a lot from state to state. CC in some states covers all weapons including knives while other states firearms only. The blade length and type of knives varies from state to state also. Some states you can carry a machete if you choose.

JW1178
08-05-2012, 16:16
In GA they call it a Firearms License. In the legal paperwork it talks about weapons. In GA, you don't want to be carrying a "weapon" without a Firearms License.

KentuckyPatriot
08-05-2012, 16:21
Kentucky is Concealed Carry Deadly Weapons (CCDW)...

Carry anything you want within reason...and yes, large blades, auto-blades, low-yeild nuclear weapons, hand-grenades...well, maybe not the last two! :supergrin:

Unk
08-05-2012, 16:48
FL issues a Concealed Weapon or Firearm License.

I routinely carry a concealed firearm and an auto knife.

No desire to conceal carry a machete or bayonet or other large blade ..though own a few.

Just because you can do something doesn't mean you must.

Jon_R
08-06-2012, 18:50
In FL a folding knife without "special" features and a blade less then 4" is a considered a common pocket knife. A common pocket knife is not a weapon and you can carry it concealed. A minor can even carry it though not at school. If you have a CWP (Concealed Weapons Permit) you can carry whatever knife(s) you want. Fixed blade. Folder larger than 4 inches, all the "special" features you want. They are weapons but with a permit you can carry them. My daily carry knife is 3.25" and just a simple benchmade folder. It is a common pocket knife clipped to my front pocket.

Louisville Glocker
08-06-2012, 19:48
Kentucky is Concealed Carry Deadly Weapons (CCDW)...

Carry anything you want within reason...and yes, large blades, auto-blades, low-yeild nuclear weapons, hand-grenades...well, maybe not the last two! :supergrin:

Kentucky is vague regarding knives, and doesn't specify length when discussing deadly weapons. Here is what you get to carry with your CCDW:
(quoted from KRS 500.080)

"Deadly weapon" means any of the following:
(a) A weapon of mass destruction;
(b) Any weapon from which a shot, readily capable of producing death or other
serious physical injury, may be discharged;
(c) Any knife other than an ordinary pocket knife or hunting knife;
(d) Billy, nightstick, or club;
(e) Blackjack or slapjack;
(f) Nunchaku karate sticks;
(g) Shuriken or death star; or
(h) Artificial knuckles made from metal, plastic, or other similar hard material;

Angry Fist
08-06-2012, 19:59
WMD's? F'rill? Wow.

rmodel65
08-07-2012, 00:03
in Georgia you need a GWL to carry a pistol or a knife over 5 inches...under 5 inches a knife isnt a weapon. we now have state wide preemption of all knives. schools in GA ban the carry or 2 or more inches though

John Biltz
08-07-2012, 06:00
The trouble with knife laws is you can't count on state laws applying, every city and town has its own laws. My opinion is most of those laws are there for a cop to make an arrest if he feels someone needs arrested and not enforced otherwise but they are there. Arizona got tired of them and said a knife is a tool dot period and towns no longer had a right to regulate or restrict them more than the state does. Its pretty much become the model for new knife laws.

Arizona used to be the way you are describing. A guy with a CCW could carry anything he wanted. If you did not you were limited by all the local laws. Once we went with constitutional carry though restrictive knife laws did not exactly make a lot of sense.

NH Trucker
08-07-2012, 15:02
New Hampshire doesn't require any licence to carry a knife, nor are there restrictions on blade length.

MajorD
08-08-2012, 09:28
most people will be surprised by this but NY state (the city is a whole different matter) has no blade length limit on knife carry. We do have a prohibition on auto knives, and some nut bag lawyer in the NYC region is trying to interperet the law that any knife capable of opening with one hand is an auto and has been trying to prosecute people under this premise. It has caused a lot of knife makers and retialers to stop shippping knives to NY state entirely.

Liebestraum
08-09-2012, 07:50
IA is a permit to carry a weapon. That could include a Claymore if your cool with people making fun of you.

smith1j
08-09-2012, 14:49
In GA they call it a Firearms License. In the legal paperwork it talks about weapons. In GA, you don't want to be carrying a "weapon" without a Firearms License.

Georgia now issues a "weapons carry license" which also covers knives.

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