Fun, new Texas law allows the open carry of swords and long knives

Le·gal In·sur·rec·tion | 9/9/2018 | Leslie Eastman
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My son has been actively involved in fencing since he was 7, and he is a junior coach for Historical European Martial Arts (HEMA) camps during the summer. While his current arsenal of weapons consists of epees, we are in the process of ordering him a long sword to use in his historic weapons program.

Therefore, it was with great interest that I learned that a new Texas law will permit the open carry of swords and other long-blade weapons.

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The phrase “everything’s bigger in Texas” is about to become even more clear-cut.

On Friday, Texans will legally be allowed to carry blades longer than 5.5 inches in most — but not all — places.

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This includes openly carrying the famous Jim Bowie knife, as well as daggers, dirks, throwing knives, stilettos, poniards, swords, machetes and spears.

According to the proponents, the new measure will make doing work within certain professions (e.g., HEMA coaches) easier to conduct.

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Phillip Watkins, owner of The Knife Guys, said the law is going to make it easier on people with jobs requiring the use of larger knives.

“It’s going to make it easier for hunters and people that have professional jobs where they use oversized knives for their particular tasks,” Watkins says, “like lawn care and chefs, or these traveling chefs going to festivals, and then your hunters that go hog hunting and carry a tougher knife than just your general public.”


However, long knives will still not be allowed...
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