Pennsylvania Knife Length Laws

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At a Glance: The primary Pennsylvania statute regarding knives is § 908 of the PA crimes code, captioned “Prohibited Offensive Weapons.” The knife-specific language provides that automatic knives may not be possessed, and are prohibited as “offensive weapons” unless the knife is kept and dealt with “as a curio.” Most Pennsylvania knife prosecutions under § …

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It is legal to open or conceal carry any type of knife in Pennsylvania other than those which fall into the category of “prohibited offensive weapon”. It is legal to own nearly any knife as long as you can convince either a police officer or a judge that you own it for “lawful purposes” under the “curio” exception. Sources 18 P.S. § 4416 (2013)

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1. Legal to Carry Openly or Concealed 1. Any kind of knife except automatics or switchblades.See below. 2. Dirk 3. Bowie 4. Machete 5. Razor 6. Dagger 7. Assisted Opening Knives shouldbe OK. See below.
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Non-lethal knives can be freely purchased in PA because of this. It makes sense to avoid carrying knives of any kind when it isn’t necessary if only to avoid litigation. Pennsylvania recognizes the right of citizens to carry useful knives, but if the knife is likely to be used as a weapon, the law isn’t known to be lenient.

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Pennsylvania's knife laws are few and fairly easy to understand. But that's not the case in many states. Other states place further restrictions on what kinds of knives can be carried, the size of

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KnifeUp provides, for free, knife law guides for all 50 states. Below is a map of the US, click on the state you are interested in to read about it’s knife laws. I try to keep these guides as up-to-date and accurate as possible but, for the law changes a lot, please leave a comment if you see something wrong. Choose Your State

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Re: Legal knife size & type limits - PA. so from what I gather, you can carry anything from a pocket knife on up to a full sized claymore. you just have to check for local ordinances. i wonder if there is any case law in PA about someone getting harassed or arrested illegally for carrying a long blade.

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It is illegal to open or conceal carry a sword cane. It is legal to open or conceal carry any hunting knife. It is legal to open or conceal carry any knife that does not open automatically and has a lawful purpose. The definition of dagger is vague. Some people, myself included, think that means a knife with two edges.

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Recently, Knife Rights, a non-profit 501(c) organization that defends Knife Rights across the United States (similar to the NRA's defense of Firearms Rights), was instrumental in the drafting and lobbying of House Bill 2548, which would legalize switchblades and provide for knife preemption, similar to the firearms preemption of 18 PA.C.S. 6120.

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Pure [M]ayhem. mcovey. 54K. Post. Dec 17, 2006 #6. 2006-12-17T14:55. Jade Robbins wrote: i think in most places it's the difference in "assisted open" and "automatic open". You can't get a knife that opens completely by itself when you push a button, but you can get spring loaded knives that help you "flick" it open.

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The existing laws in Pennsylvania cover all kinds of knives. The following are the types of knives allowed to own and carry around in this state: Those knives that can be used in hunting in the wild. Those that can be concealed for example in a belt buckle. It is also not illegal to own a bowie knife. A pen knife is also legal to own.

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Both state and federal law prohibits owning a switchblade, also referred to as an automatic knife. The U.S. Congress passed the Federal Switchblade Act in 1958.

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It is 100 percent legal and, unlike other states, there is no law limiting the length of bowie knife you can carry. Also of interest:These 32 …

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I am curious about the law on knives in Pennsylvania , in the constitution of Pennsylvania statute 21: § 21. Right to bear arms. The right of the citizens to bear arms in defense of themselves and the State shall not be questioned. --https

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Takashi Hashimoto, in-house legal counsel for Kai USA Ltd., which makes the Kershaw Kuro, said in an email that he believes the knife is legal in Pennsylvania. The law states that a “dagger

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Blade Length Limit: No Limit. 11. Idaho State Knife Laws: Idaho State allows the citizen to carry any kinds of knives without revealing them. Any citizen over 18 can carry a knife for self defense, camping, or any other valid reason. Selling knives other than pocket knaves in Idaho is totally prohibited and unlawful.

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Pennsylvania pointy law. Close. 1. Posted by 2 years ago. Archived. Pennsylvania pointy law. Anyone here familiar with Pennsylvania's knife laws? Looking at a CRKT fire spark and the laws are a bit confusing. It's obviously not a switchblade which from what I can tell are illegal to carry, but it is assisted opening. Any and all help is much

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What are the knife laws in pa?

The Pennsylvania law regulating knives is found at Title 18, and in particular, § 908, captioned Prohibited Offensive Weapons. It may be that by outlawing or prohibiting certain “offensive” weapons that the Pennsylvania legislature intended to act within the limits of the State Constitution.

Are switchblades legal in pennsylvania?

Pocket knives are allowed to be carried in Pennsylvania. Both state and federal law prohibits owning a switchblade, also referred to as an automatic knife. The U.S. Congress passed the Federal Switchblade Act in 1958. The law prohibits the transportation, possession, sale and distribution of switchblade knives.

What knives are illegal?

Misleading knives are illegal. These include cane knives (and shobi-zues), lipstick knives, belt knives, air gauge knives, and pen knives. All undetectable knives are illegal. These include knives that won’t set off metal detectors. Dirks, daggers, and stilettos are illegal.

Are daggers legal in pa?

Conclusion. Carrying and owning a sword cane, automatic knife and a dagger is illegal in Pennsylvania. It's legal to conceal and open carry legal knives.

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