Is it illegal to have a sword in my possession in the great state of Texas?
I really need to know these things.
- ChetLv 79 years agoFavorite Answer
You can own one but not carry.
CHAPTER 46. WEAPONS
Sec. 46.02. UNLAWFUL CARRYING WEAPONS. (a) A person commits an offense if the person intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly carries on or about his or her person a handgun, ILLEGAL KNIFE, or club if the person is not:
(1) on the person's own premises or premises under the person's control
Sec. 46.01. DEFINITIONS. In this chapter:
(6) "Illegal knife" means a:
(A) knife with a blade over five and one-half inches;
(B) hand instrument designed to cut or stab another by being thrown;
(C) dagger, including but not limited to a dirk, stiletto, and poniard;
(D) bowie knife;
(E) SWORD; or
This is for carrying one out side your property.
Any illegal weapon (to own) will be listed in Sec. 46.05. PROHIBITED WEAPONS. Sword is not listed.
Another poster stated as long as it is an antique. This is for firearms only. Under the legal definition of firearm, an antique or curio is not a firearm. If a true antique is made before 1899, or a replica of one made before 1899 AND does not use center fire or rim fire cartridges.
(3) "Firearm" means any device designed, made, or adapted to expel a projectile through a barrel by using the energy generated by an explosion or burning substance or any device readily convertible to that use. Firearm does not include a firearm that may have, as an integral part, a folding knife blade or other characteristics of weapons made illegal by this chapter and that is:
(A) an antique or curio firearm manufactured before 1899; or
(B) a replica of an antique or curio firearm manufactured before 1899, but only if the replica does not use rim fire or center fire ammunition.
- DosCentavosLv 79 years ago
Hardly. Otherwise fencing in Texas would be illegal.
"Your honor, he came at me with a knife and impaled himself on my epee 6 times! I didn't mean to run him through!"
- Anonymous9 years ago
Over eight inches and your screwed. Privacy of your own home, no.