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#6344156 - 06/22/16 04:30 PM DOUBLE EDGE BLADE???
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I know there were some recent changes in the laws regarding automatic knives but I cant find much on double edge knives. I know they use to be illegal but not sure if that was changed as well or not.

So my question is this: Are double edge knives legal in Texas now?

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#6344317 - 06/22/16 07:07 PM Re: DOUBLE EDGE BLADE??? [Re: JCB]
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Texas State law only lists "illegal knives." Those include things like double edged knives, Bowie knives, swords, spears or any blade over 5 1/2 inches. State law only permits those to be carried on a person's own premises or in their car.
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#6344320 - 06/22/16 07:11 PM Re: DOUBLE EDGE BLADE??? [Re: MikeC]
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Texas State law only lists "illegal knives." Those include things like double edged knives, Bowie knives, swords, spears or any blade over 5 1/2 inches. State law only permits those to be carried on a person's own premises or in their car.


Right under that it says switchblades aren't illegal. So what about something like one of the Microtech OTF knives that is double edged?

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#6344334 - 06/22/16 07:20 PM Re: DOUBLE EDGE BLADE??? [Re: MikeC]
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Texas State law only lists "illegal knives." Those include things like double edged knives, Bowie knives, swords, spears or any blade over 5 1/2 inches. State law only permits those to be carried on a person's own premises or in their car.


That's pretty much what I am finding the more research I do. It almost seems like they legalized a deployment method without legalizing blade designs such as dagger, double edge, stiletto, etc. which are found in a lot of these automatic knives.

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#6344434 - 06/22/16 08:30 PM Re: DOUBLE EDGE BLADE??? [Re: JCB]
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#6347041 - 06/25/16 06:06 AM Re: DOUBLE EDGE BLADE??? [Re: JCB]
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Originally Posted By: JCB
I know there were some recent changes in the laws regarding automatic knives but I cant find much on double edge knives. I know they use to be illegal but not sure if that was changed as well or not.

So my question is this: Are double edge knives legal in Texas now?


No, that would be a dagger unless it was comically small.

The Texas Penal Code does not have a definition of "dagger".

The current legal standard is case law from Armendariz v. State, 396 S.W.2d 132 (Tex. Crim. App. 1965). A knife slightly over seven inches in length when open, equipped with a double guard, blade that locks open and is sharpened on both sides of blade for over an inch meets the definition of a dagger but is not limited to this definition either.

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