Quick Legal Facts
Not an issue.
At a Glance:
The possession or carry of a knife is generally unrestricted in Oklahoma.
§ 12-1272. Unlawful carry
§ 12-1280.1. Possession of firearm on school property
There are no restricted or forbidden knives.
Not an issue.
Restrictions on Sale or Transfer:
Restrictions on Carry in Specific Locations / Circumstances:
Knives are restricted. Some exceptions and exemptions apply including, but not limited to, law enforcement, hunter safety education, shooting teams.
The people of Oklahoma have removed various restrictions regarding knives. A restriction applicable to automatic knives enacted in 1957 was removed in 2015. Restrictions on certain types of knives were removed the following year.
§ 1272. Unlawful carry as pertinent provides:
Notwithstanding any other provision of law, 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 blackjack, loaded cane, hand chain, metal knuckles, or any other offensive weapon, whether such weapon be concealed or unconcealed, except this section shall not prohibit:
- The proper use of guns and knives for self-defense, hunting, fishing, educational or recreational purposes . . .
Oklahoma recognizes that knives have many “proper” uses including self-defense and education.
Updated October 16, 2020, by Daniel C. Lawson