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Pennsylvania Knife Laws

Pennsylvania knife statutes are short and lacking in clear definitions. In order to determine what the law is, one must look at Court decisions, or case law. This article takes the statutes and the case law and puts it in a clear and organized manner that anyone can understand.

What is Legal to Own
It is legal to own Bowie knife
It is legal to own a Balisong, or butterfly knife
It is legal to own a penknife
it is legal to own a concealed knife, such as in a lipstick or belt buckle
It is legal to own any kind of hunting knife

It is illegal to own a dagger
it is illegal to own a sword cane
it is illegal to own any implement for the infliction of bodily injury, which serves no “common lawful purpose”

It is illegal to open or conceal carry a dagger
it is illegal to open or conceal carry any automatic knife
It is illegal to open or conceal carry a sword cane

it is legal to open or conceal carry any hunting knife
it is legal to open or conceal carry any knife that does not open automatically and has a lawful purpose

http://www.knifeup.com/pennsylvania-knife-laws/