Originally Posted by carver
A. any knife with a blade over five and one half inches
B. hand instrument designed to cut or stab another by being thrown
C. dagger including but not limited to a dirk, stiletto, and poniard
D. bowie knife
These laws are draconian, and must be changed. Just like the laws about not having a fire arm in the vehicle. We got that changed about a dozen years ago.
It's always been legal to have a loaded longarm in your vehicle in Texas. When Charles Whitman started shooting from the tower, Texans pulled their 30-30's, .243's and 30-06's out of their trucks and returned fire. Really!
Gotta love Texas!
What changed was having a loaded handgun in your vehicle. Now, as long as the handgun is concealed, it is legal. Before you had to worry about the "travel" exemption and that the LEO wouldn't haul you in. Because of the change, now people can be safe without a CHL.
I have a machete, hatchet, USMC Camillus fighting knife in my truck. My machete and hatchet is in a box behind my truck seat that locks down and I can't open it while driving. So, I feel safe there. My Camillus knife is in my door pocket and might get me into trouble, but too bad. I'm not going to knuckle under to every stoopid law.