Texas Knife Laws – A Guide for Knife Carriers in 2019

M.D. Creekmore

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2 Responses

  1. Leonard says:

    Things must have changed since I last checked–it used to be a crime to have a Bowie knife on your person except if on one’s own property. If a cop noticed the outline of a pocket knife in your pocket beyond a certain size, he could arrest you and charge you with carrying a concealed weapon.

  2. MattW says:

    You may want to clarify the Location Restricted knife section. It is not illegal to carry any knives in restricted locations, only knives that are defined as “Location Restricted Knives”. And the only definition is that the blade length is 5.5 inches or greater in length.

    For example, “Businesses that generate more than 51% of sales from liquor must place a sign at the front entrance informing customers not to bring knives into the establishment” is not accurate.

    You cannot carry (concealed or open) a “location restricted knife” (blade length is 5.5 inches or longer) in a 51% business. A knife with a blade length under 5.5 inches is NOT restricted.

    American Knife & Tool Institute has a good summary of the location restricted knife changes as well as links to the specific legislation.