You can legally own a Balisong knife in Louisiana. Dirks, stiletto heels or daggers, other stabbed knives are completely legal. The same goes for knives that don`t trigger metal detectors, let alone knives or stars. Although they are illegal in many states, Bowie knives are quite allowed in Louisiana and other large knives. Finally, you can also legally own switch sheets and other types of automatic knives. The only types of knives that are prohibited are self-opening knives. Balisong knives have been found to fall into this category. Dirks, stiletto heels, thin knives, boot knives, daggers, balisongs, undetectable knives, throwing stars, throwing knives, throwing axes, bowies, large knives and switching blades are all legal. You can legally wear a Switchblade as long as it doesn`t violate federal prohibitions. You can`t hide by carrying a knife in areas where firearms are restricted. These included courthouses, police stations, schools and others. You can hide any foldable pocket knife with a blade of less than four inches. You can open any legal knife.
You may not carry a knife in Missouri other than a pocket knife less than 4″ on your person or in your vehicle in Missouri. Missouri`s secret port laws do not apply to certain government employees, members of the military, hunters who also legally carry an exposed firearm or bow, or those who travel peacefully and continuously throughout the state. Is a Karambit a legal knife to carry? I usually take it with me, but sometimes it is also hidden. I have to make sure I don`t mess everything up because I`m about to join the military and I want to keep my records spotless while being protected while boxing cutters are illegal at airports and knives with blades over 4″ are illegal in buildings or state/local meetings. The only time you can have a blade over 2.5″ on college property is while preparing food. Local laws may apply. California`s knife law is so complex and convoluted that it almost seems like you can be arrested for any type of knife. (Source) Because the No-Carry Act states that it is illegal to carry a firearm “on or around” the person, Oklahoma`s Non-Carriage Act extends to items carried in a vehicle, not to a single person. You can carry knives for hunting, fishing, for educational or recreational purposes such as living history re-enactments. The first conviction for illegally carrying a firearm is an offence punishable by a fine of $100 to $250 and imprisonment for up to 30 days. Subsequent offences include a fine of $250 to $500 and 30 days – 3 months in prison. (Source 1), (Source 2) Balisongs, Dirks, stiletto heels, daggers, stabbed knives, camouflaged knives, Bowie knives, throwing stars, throwing knives and all other knives are legal to possess, with the exception of switching blades, the possession of which is illegal.
You can legally transport knives for utility purposes. Knives that can be used as weapons are permitted by law unless you intend to harm others. The reckless use of a knife designed as a weapon or the carrying of a knife designed as a weapon and the intention to injure others is illegal. Knives with metal pegs are illegal, although what is considered a metal peg is still up for debate. A person cannot be convicted of illegal possession of a knife if he or she uses it for hunting or fishing, if the knife is legal and appropriate for such activities, and if he or she has a valid hunting or fishing licence. If you carry such a knife, it must be enclosed in a box or in the trunk of the vehicle in which it is transported. One can be charged with possession of a dangerous weapon if there are circumstances that may lead to the assumption that the knife is possessed for an illegal purpose. You can legally possess any type of knife, as long as you have not been convicted of a crime against someone else`s person or property, or convicted of a drug-related offence. Machetes are legal. However, I couldn`t determine if there are limits to what you can wear, hide, or open.
If you fall into the category of someone who cannot own certain types of knives in New Hampshire, then it is illegal for you to own a stiletto, dirk, dagger, switching blade or any other type of knife considered a lethal weapon. Do not take a knife from a courthouse. (Source 1), (Source 2), (Source 3), (Source 4), (Source 5) I found the Wisconsin law confusing. Knives are not considered dangerous weapons and therefore do not fall under the dangerous weapons laws. So you should be able to own everything legally. It is illegal to carry a hidden and dangerous weapon such as a knife (now it is admissible?) of someone who is prohibited from possessing a firearm. You cannot carry a knife in a school, sports field, recreation area or public building owned by the state. Again, this can be a fluid definition, so I`d be incredibly careful. It is assumed that a knife found in a vehicle is in the possession of each occupant of the vehicle. This means you could get into trouble if you drive in a car with someone who has an illegal knife, even if you don`t know it. The exceptions are if the knife is out of sight of the occupants (if it is considered the property of the vehicle owner), if it is found on the person of one of the occupants or if the vehicle is a driver`s cab and the knife is in the passenger compartment, in which case it is considered the property of all passengers.