Bigger blades could break Texas state law

Wednesday, December 15, 2010 - 11:21am

TYLER - Texas knife laws have been on the books for years, but for some avid collectors there's a problem.
Mack Woods, a local knife seller says:

"The law about knives is that on a folding knife, a knife blade cannot be any longer than 5 1/2 inches. On a fixed blade knife it becomes more vague basically any fix blade knife is potentially arrestable."

Many hunters and fisherman use large blades which could put them at risk of breaking the law. Woods say current law on knives is a problem because of the lack of clarity on fixed blade knives.

Officials say it's ultimately up to the officers discretion weather or not he or she believes your blade is an illegal weapon. States such as New Hampshire and Arizona are loosening their laws on knives and blades and some are hoping the clarity could come to Texas next.

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