Ohio knife laws

Discussion in 'Other Weapons' started by Bender43718, Jun 29, 2012.

  1. Bender43718

    Bender43718 New Member

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    I live in the state of Ohio. And I'm looking to buy an auto knife. ( Can I )
     
  2. purehavoc

    purehavoc New Member

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    are you talking spring assist or push button opening ? There are lots of spring assisted knives out there that are you are starting the opening of the blade and the spring extends or unfolds the blade .
     

  3. jordan89

    jordan89 New Member

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    If you are talking about a switch blade type knife I believe you have to be law enforcement or military.
     
  4. Bender43718

    Bender43718 New Member

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    I looked on the net and it said u could carry any type of knife as long as its not concealed
     
  5. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    Google-fu is weak in this one. You must learn the ways of the search engine, or suffer embarssment at the hands of fellow forum members.:p

    No, you can't.

    http://knife-expert.com/oh.txt

    Be sure to read ALL of it.
     
  6. gunnovice09

    gunnovice09 New Member

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    I'm confused so its illegal to carry a knife in Ohio?
     
  7. jordan89

    jordan89 New Member

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    I asked the same thing once to a local LEO. The way he described it that it is not illegal to carry a knife...but it is illegal to carry it as a weapon. He didn't elaborate to much on it...I am guessing that it is just a judgement call for LEO. I carry a kershaw blur tanto everyday. I have never been hassled.
     
  8. gunnovice09

    gunnovice09 New Member

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    When I was in highschool (young and dumb I know) a bunch of us got caught watching a fight at 12 at night at the local park. When the cop searched me he asked if I had anything and I told him I had a knife. He took it and said he could arrest me for having it but he didn't and ended up giving it back. The incident still makes me wonder.
     
  9. jordan89

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    Well I assume he could make the argument that since you were there watching a fight that it was being carried as a weapon...and if you were a minor at the time that might be a problem too.


    I'd also like to add to not take anything I say as legal advice...I have been wrong many times before lol
     
  10. gunnovice09

    gunnovice09 New Member

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    Lol yeah I can definately understand y the cop would confiscate it if he did since it was at a fight.
     
  11. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    I wasn't supposed to have a knife on college campus. And I didn't. It was a manicuring tool. Disguised as a KA-BAR.
     
  12. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    Question in the original post was regarding legality of an AUTOMATIC knife in Ohio. The link I posted is to the Ohio Criminal Code Section on knives, including switchblades (automatic knife) Possession is not permitted by private citizens- LEO and military only. Not only can you not carry concealed, you may not POSSESS.
     
  13. gunnovice09

    gunnovice09 New Member

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    Oh ok thanks c3 I'm not good at understanding law jargin. So asnlong as its not an automatic knife I'm good.