Legal Limitations for Switchblades by State


States legal for Switchblades (automatic) knives

As of September 1, 2015: Alphabetical Listings of states where civilian possession of switchblade or automatic knives are legal with any limitations noted.

State Limitations Recommendations
Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California
under 2 inches
102, 103, & 210
Connecticut
w/valid hunting or fishing license OR  under 1.5 inches
Delaware
possession requires CCW weapons permit
Florida
Concealed with CCW
Georgia
5-inch carry limit on all knives
Idaho
vague limitations on concealed carry, but definitely okay with CCW
Indiana
Iowa
Concealed with CCW
Kansas
Kentucky
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
1.5 inches or less
102, 103 & 210
Minnesota
for "collectors" and/or as "curios or antiques"
perfect for the Colonial knife brand since it has a high collectible rating
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
as part of "registered collection"
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey
for "lawful purpose" including specifically "hunting" but no sales
New York
with valid hunting, fishing or trapping license, but no sales
North Carolina
North Dakota
Oklahoma
Oregon
concealed with CCW
Rhode Island
concealed must be 3-inches or less 
102, 103 & 210
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
concealed with CCW
Utah
concealed with CCW
Vermont
under 3-inches
102, 103 & 210
West Virginia
Wyoming

 


1 comment


  • Stu

    PA is also legal to own as a curio.


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