Knife Laws By State – Complete Directory

In the United States, many of the laws that govern daily knife use are left to the states’ discretion.

While this is great for states’ rights and everything, it creates some confusing situations when you move from one state to another. Knives that may have been fine to conceal carry in your home state may now be illegal to even own.

So how do you stay on top of it?

Well, luckily, that’s what we’re here for. We’ve spent hours with our eyeballs bleeding to try and synthesize the knife laws of each state as well as our plebian brains will allow.

We’ve done our best to lay out our understanding in plain English (as it’s the only type we know anyway…) which will be easy to understand.

I will say, however, that legal jargon is pretty intense. While we did our best with the interpretation of these laws, we are not lawyers and you should check with your local offices to make sure you are within the law.

This is especially true if you’re in a large city that is likely to have additional laws and guidance concerning knives. Failing to figure out what your rights and responsibilities are when it comes to carrying a knife could result in a fine or even jail time.

So educate yourself (and others) before buying and carrying a knife in your state!