Even with all the definitions and legal issues that vary from State to State, for most of us, carrying a knife is a legal given practice (right) – as it most certainly should be, in most States we shouldn’t run into any problems. However, some state laws are stricter (or more lame) than others, which can be a legal pain for knife owners. But it's always a good idea to check the knife laws in the state you live in or maybe traveling to simply by contacting the local police department. If you can’t get a straight answer then do some research online, and it’s my hope this page makes researching a little easier on everyone that reads my page.
Here Are A Couple Examples
States Where Knives Are Restricted
Again if you have concerns, you can check locally for any laws or restrictions on knives. We’ve been made aware that the Automatic and Butterfly knives are restricted in the following states.
California, Delaware, District of Columbia, Hawaii, Minnesota, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington
California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Hawaii, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia
State knife laws are as confusing and convoluted as State gun laws. It’s tough to know whether or not you’re in compliance with the law concerning edged weapons.
But there is some good news, This is an excellent resource built by the American Knife & Tool Institute with the help of an expert attorney.
Click here to see AKTI’s interactive map (desktop only) to check your local knife state laws.