Quick Legal Facts
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The Oklahoma statutes pertaining to possession and carrying knives may be found at Title 21, Chapter 53- Manufacturing, Selling and Wearing weapons. Certain specified styles of knives may not legally be carried openly or concealed per § 21-1272 (effective November 1, 2015 switchblade knife was removed from the prohibited list):
A. It shall be unlawful for any person to carry upon or about his or her person, or in a purse or other container belonging to the person, any pistol, revolver, shotgun or rifle whether loaded or unloaded or any dagger, bowie knife, dirk knife, sword cane, loaded cane, billy, hand chain, metal knuckles, or any other offensive weapon, whether such weapon may be concealed or unconcealed, except this section shall not prohibit:
1. The proper use of guns and knives for hunting, fishing, educational or recreational purposes;
Dagger, bowie knife, dirk knife, and sword cane were removed from the list of unlawful items to carry on or about a person, in a purse or other container belonging to the person, whether concealed or unconcealed effective November 1, 2016.
Oklahoma law appears to focus exclusively on carrying firearms and impact weapons. While knives are excluded from the unlawful carry law, people who carry edged weapons other than knives—tomahawks, axes, machetes, throwing stars—should be cautious. They might be treated as “other offensive weapons.”
The possession of any of the styles as specified in § 21-1272 on school grounds is a felony. 21-1280.1 There are some limited exceptions.
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Yes (effective November 1, 2015)