In Florida, it`s legal if you have a hidden gun license. Without a permit, you can only carry «regular pocket knives» (basically anything that is not a switch blade) with a blade smaller than 4 inches. Carrying a sword on school grounds or in a local or state government building can be a felony or misdemeanor. As a misdemeanor, these crimes can carry a prison sentence of up to one year, but as a felony, they can carry a prison sentence of up to three years. It is illegal for any person to intentionally and intentionally carry Bowie knives, dirt, dagger, rifle, loaded stick, metal peg, razor, shurikin, stun gun or other deadly weapons of a similar nature, unless the person is on their own premises. On Friday, September 1, 2017, Texans will be allowed to wear blades larger than 5.5 inches in most, but not all, locations. While it may be legal to carry a sword in the state of California, individual cities often have more restrictive laws. In Oakland, for example, it`s illegal to carry a knife with a blade three inches or more open or under your control (like in a vehicle), which obviously involves swords. However, there is an exception for knives transported for legal or recreational purposes. For example, a professional sword appraiser or a Renaissance funfair employee may be legally allowed to carry a sword, even though the city prohibits knives longer than three inches in length. For this reason, it is always important to check the local laws of the county or city before attempting to carry a sword in public. The blade of the sword staff, which is usually about two feet longer, can appear to the average Kentuckian as a «knife other than an ordinary pocket knife or hunting knife,» which is why it is classified as a «deadly weapon» and is suitable for concealed carrying without a license. Surprisingly, in California, it`s perfectly legal to carry a sword in public, as long as you`re the wearer who doesn`t swing it or hide it.
In other words, if the sword is carried in a scabbard hanging from the wearer`s waist, it is legal to have it in public. However, this is an important distinction, as carrying the sword outside without a scabbard in a «rude, angry or threatening manner» is considered a swing, which is against the law. This is an offence punishable by up to 30 days in jail. That said, according to these lawyers, carrying a sword hidden in a «sword staff» without permission seems to be legal behavior. Few Americans walk around with swords — at least not as many who want to carry guns. In North Carolina, it`s pretty easy to get a hidden gun license to carry a hidden handgun. Take a course. Take a minimum of extreme close-ups. Pay a fee. Get a background check. Passport and obtain a concealed carrying permit only for handguns. Strangely, there is no mechanism by which one can legally carry a concealed bladed weapon other than an «ordinary pocket knife» (anyway, and AFAIK, it has never been legally defined if it is an ordinary one-handed opening knife, as worn by just about everyone these days, or limited to sliding joints without bolts or thumb rivets).
But it`s not just legal to openly carry a wrapped sword, it`s the law. Any kind of hiding place for knives is a crime. Bladed weapons in most states where they are legal to be carried are generally illegal if they are larger than five inches. Hidden blades, such as stick swords, are still illegal. The perfect tool for melting snow and killing insects is now commercially available in 48 states and legal for open transportation. For what? Because it works with good old 87 octane gasoline. Until now, homemade flamethrowers were regulated according to the fuel used. Now, nothing can stop you from coming to work in this deep February snow.
Washington State football coach Mike Leach announced that instead of his weapons, he was using a Viking battle axe for home defense. It is legal to carry any type of weapon in Washington state as long as it is «not carried in a manner that could alarm others.» However, I`m not sure you would have to hide it legally. There are many cases where wearing a sword is considered a religious/cultural practice or part of a sport or martial art. While it may be legal in some circumstances, carrying a sword in public is generally illegal. If you are facing firearms charges, you should speak to a criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. In California, every solid blade must be sheathed. But it`s not just legal to openly carry a sheathed sword, it`s the law. Any type of hiding place for bladed weapons is an administrative offence. Edged weapons in most states where they are legally carried are generally illegal if they are larger than five inches. Concealed blades, such as tube swords, are still illegal. It is illegal to carry a sword on the grounds of public and private schools, including colleges and universities. Similarly, it is illegal to carry a sword in a government building operated by the state or local government.
Carrying a sword on school grounds or in a state or local government building can be a felony or misdemeanor. As misdemeanors, these crimes can carry a prison sentence of up to one year, but as crimes, they can carry a prison sentence of up to three years. Washington state football coach Mike Leach announced that he was using a Viking battle axe for home defense instead of his guns. It is legal to carry any type of weapon in Washington state as long as it is «not carried in a manner that could alarm others.» QUESTION: Is it possible by law that I can carry a sword with me in public to protect myself? If so, what about hidden swords? (e.g. tube swords)P.S. I live in New Jersey in the United States and I am over 18 years old. I know there are permits that allow me to carry a gun, and I really don`t know anything about that with swords. But logically, if I get permission to carry a shotgun in public, I should also be able to get one for swords, right? (if the thing about where I live or am over 18 is too much information, please forgive me) ANSWER: Hello, well, I am not a lawyer and I do not know the specific laws of your state. But the general rule is that this is not a good idea. There are quite a few groups that want to ban swords, and all they need is a few incidents of people using them to defend themselves (or worse, for insults), and they suddenly have a lot more weight to add to the argument. A crime scene where someone was killed by a gun is bad enough, but a sword is much bloodier, and using multiple cuts on an attacker can result in you being charged with murder, as prosecutors could argue that you deliberately tried to kill your opponent and that this is no longer self-defense. There`s also the fact that bringing a sword to a shootout is pretty much suicide, so if you can carry a gun for self-defense, it`s by far a better option — not just for your own survival, but for the hobby as a whole.
Warning,- Paul However, this is an important difference, because carrying the sword without a scabbard in a «rude, angry or threatening manner» is considered an unlawful gesture.