Double Edged Knife

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Double Edged Knife

Postby stroo » Tue Aug 08, 2017 2:08 pm

By mistake, I bought a cheap knife at a gun show on Saturday. I thought it was single edged but didn't really read the package. If I had, I would have noticed that it was in fact a double edged knife and therefore illegal to carry in Texas as a dagger.

Question: If I grind off one edge practically converting the knife to a single edge, will that remove it from the category of a "dagger" and therefore make it legal in Texas?

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Re: Double Edged Knife

Postby Jusme » Tue Aug 08, 2017 2:09 pm

stroo wrote:By mistake, I bought a cheap knife at a gun show on Saturday. I thought it was single edged but didn't really read the package. If I had, I would have noticed that it was in fact a double edged knife and therefore illegal to carry in Texas as a dagger.

Question: If I grind off one edge practically converting the knife to a single edge, will that remove it from the category of a "dagger" and therefore make it legal in Texas?



Just wait until Sept 1st, and it will be legal!
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Re: Double Edged Knife

Postby carlson1 » Tue Aug 08, 2017 2:13 pm

Jusme wrote:
stroo wrote:By mistake, I bought a cheap knife at a gun show on Saturday. I thought it was single edged but didn't really read the package. If I had, I would have noticed that it was in fact a double edged knife and therefore illegal to carry in Texas as a dagger.

Question: If I grind off one edge practically converting the knife to a single edge, will that remove it from the category of a "dagger" and therefore make it legal in Texas?



Just wait until Sept 1st, and it will be legal!

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Re: Double Edged Knife

Postby ELB » Tue Aug 08, 2017 2:40 pm

I think it's already legal -- to have at your house -- just illegal to carry around...until September 1st, like Jusme said. Save the wear and tear on your grinder. ;-)
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Re: Double Edged Knife

Postby stroo » Tue Aug 08, 2017 2:58 pm

Thanks. I didn't realize the knife bill that passed this year allowed for double edged weapons. Good to know and saves me some work.


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Re: Double Edged Knife

Postby fatPete » Thu Aug 17, 2017 7:19 pm

Will someone please post a link to that knife bill?

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Re: Double Edged Knife

Postby bblhd672 » Thu Aug 17, 2017 8:06 pm

fatPete wrote:Will someone please post a link to that knife bill?

Lmgtfy

http://www.legis.state.tx.us/tlodocs/85R/billtext/pdf/HB01935E.pdf
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