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Posted: 4/30/2015 9:57:52 PM EDT
A while back I thought I saw a thread regarding knife carry while concealed carrying a handgun.  After looking all the way back in the htf I never found it.  Being a jeans and t-shirt person I'm packing a 25 acp Beretta, but would add a decent blade if it is allowed.  Even better I hope that open carry passes so a mostly concealed 45 would be acceptable.

Paladin
Link Posted: 5/1/2015 3:42:32 AM EDT

Originally Posted By PALADIN-hgwt:


A while back I thought I saw a thread regarding knife carry while concealed carrying a handgun.  After looking all the way back in the htf I never found it.  Being a jeans and t-shirt person I'm packing a 25 acp Beretta, but would add a decent blade if it is allowed.  Even better I hope that open carry passes so a mostly concealed 45 would be acceptable.



Paladin
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Under 5.5 in is ok most places in TX.

 



The law is that you can carry a knife over 5.5 inches if you are also carrying a handgun and have a valid CHL.




You may end up getting arrested before things get figured out though.




It's not a fun process but an educational one.




If you're in Austin I know a good lawyer with experience with this if this binds you up.
Link Posted: 5/1/2015 8:02:05 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/1/2015 8:02:26 AM EDT by TXGunnersM8]
A long the same lines, I believe there is a bill working its way through the Legislature to dump all the illegal knife laws.
Link Posted: 5/1/2015 7:25:44 PM EDT
Single edge 5.5" or less perfectly legal. I carry a ESEE 3 IWB opposite side of my handgun.
Link Posted: 5/2/2015 1:30:54 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/2/2015 1:39:36 AM EDT by BobTheGreat]
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Originally Posted By MateFrio:
Under 5.5 in is ok most places in TX.  

The law is that you can carry a knife over 5.5 inches if you are also carrying a handgun and have a valid CHL.


You may end up getting arrested before things get figured out though.


It's not a fun process but an educational one.


If you're in Austin I know a good lawyer with experience with this if this binds you up.
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Originally Posted By MateFrio:
Originally Posted By PALADIN-hgwt:
A while back I thought I saw a thread regarding knife carry while concealed carrying a handgun.  After looking all the way back in the htf I never found it.  Being a jeans and t-shirt person I'm packing a 25 acp Beretta, but would add a decent blade if it is allowed.  Even better I hope that open carry passes so a mostly concealed 45 would be acceptable.

Paladin
Under 5.5 in is ok most places in TX.  

The law is that you can carry a knife over 5.5 inches if you are also carrying a handgun and have a valid CHL.


You may end up getting arrested before things get figured out though.


It's not a fun process but an educational one.


If you're in Austin I know a good lawyer with experience with this if this binds you up.


This.  The safe approach is to keep it under 5.5", but strictly speaking it is legal to carry an "illegal knife" with a CHL and a concealed handgun.


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Originally Posted By TXGunnersM8:
A long the same lines, I believe there is a bill working its way through the Legislature to dump all the illegal knife laws.


I think that was HB3884, but it's still in committee.
Link Posted: 5/2/2015 9:29:17 AM EDT
Are switchblades legal without chl now?
Link Posted: 5/2/2015 10:56:08 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By bigbear_98:
Are switchblades legal without chl now?
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Yes, switchblades are now treated like any other knife - legal for anyone to own or carry, but still subject to the restrictions on blade length and double edges.  

When they were prohibited, having a CHL did not make it legal to own or carry a switchblade, just like it is currently not legal to own or carry knuckles, large OC dispensors, tire deflation devices, etc.
Link Posted: 5/3/2015 1:01:28 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By BobTheGreat:
just like it is currently not legal to own or carry knuckles, large OC dispensors, tire deflation devices, etc.
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Tire deflation devices?? What is that?
Link Posted: 5/3/2015 7:59:00 AM EDT
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Tire deflation devices?? What is that?
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Originally Posted By BobTheGreat:
just like it is currently not legal to own or carry knuckles, large OC dispensors, tire deflation devices, etc.


Tire deflation devices?? What is that?


Per 46.01(17)

(17)  "Tire deflation device" means a device, including a caltrop or spike strip, that, when driven over, impedes or stops the movement of a wheeled vehicle by puncturing one or more of the vehicle's tires.  The term does not include a traffic control device that:
(A)  is designed to puncture one or more of a vehicle's tires when driven over in a specific direction; and
(B)  has a clearly visible sign posted in close proximity to the traffic control device that prohibits entry or warns motor vehicle operators of the traffic control device.


It means it's illegal for me to buy stuff like this: http://www.amazon.com/ASR-Tactical-Puncturing-Security-Devices/dp/B0038ZTGZ4
Link Posted: 5/3/2015 10:47:05 AM EDT
I love my Emerson knife with wave feature. It's a 4" blade single edged folder. Plenty large for self defense use. I also have a Microtech Combat Troodon single edged blade 4" long automatic out the front. I will say it's much more intimating to pop the blade out at someone, ha. However I think the Emerson is more practical overall. But hey why not carry both ;)
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