Texas Allows Open Carry of Long Knives and Swords

Discussion in 'Freedom and Liberty' started by Legion489, Jul 14, 2017.

  1. Legion489

    Legion489 Rev. 2:19 Banned

  2. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Monkey+++

    Who is going to carry a sword in public? I will truthfully admit if the guy behind me in the supermarket had a sword, it would make me uncomfortable. Maybe because I am not used to seeing them.
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  3. ghrit

    ghrit Bad company Administrator Founding Member

    That actually makes some sense, and may also explain some of the apoplectic fits that hoplophobes throw when they see a gun in public.
  4. AxesAreBetter

    AxesAreBetter Monkey+++

    @moto-...maybe, somebody on this site might be known to occasionally wear a sword in public. I'm just saying.
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  5. UncleMorgan

    UncleMorgan I like peeling bananas and (occasionally) people.

    Come on, Florida! Whatcha waitin' for?
  6. chelloveck

    chelloveck Diabolus Causidicus

    I think some theists are quite catholic about the steel that they lop heads off with....I wouldn't expect to see many scimitars though...that might make some citizens just a little too nervous @Motomom34
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  7. Seawolf1090

    Seawolf1090 Retired Curmudgeonly IT Monkey Founding Member

    I wouldn't mind strapping on my Kukri, or Tanto, or Scottish Dirk.
    The Katana would be a bit much.
  8. ghrit

    ghrit Bad company Administrator Founding Member

    How about a saber in a scabbard? I have to wonder what the swordophobes would do if a full dress uniform serviceman (or woman) stopped off to pick up a jug of milk on the way home from a ceremony. Did I wuz wunna dem, there is NO way I'd leave my sword in the car in most areas of the world. I wonder as well what the knifeophobes think when they find out that Sikh behind them in line at the store (legally) carries a knife ALL the time as part of his culture?
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  9. chelloveck

    chelloveck Diabolus Causidicus

    I can just about get away with wearing a Sgian Dubh Sgian-dubh - Wikipedia in public, but only when wearing my regimental kilt (Black Watch) on ANZAC day. I get a pass for being in correct military regalia...and cultural tradition....and the "old fogey" defence.



    Sgian Dubh – History of the Sgian Dubh and How to wear it Correctly | Houston Kiltmakers Blog
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  10. chelloveck

    chelloveck Diabolus Causidicus

    I wore an infantry pattern sword (with Sam Browne leatherwear) to my father's investiture at Government House in Sydney when he was awarded the Order of Australia Medal (Military Division), and it didn't raise an eyebrow.....oh...I was also wearing my army uniform at the time. :D
    Last edited: Jul 15, 2017
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  11. chelloveck

    chelloveck Diabolus Causidicus

    I think that pattern seems to belong to the 'sand pounder' clan. ;)
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  12. Gator 45/70

    Gator 45/70 Monkey+++

    You open carry those knitting needles?
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  13. chelloveck

    chelloveck Diabolus Causidicus

    I knit steel wool, with a pair of stainless steel 'fire wire' BBQ skewers.....the points are honed to stiletto sharpness, and the flexible wire makes a fine garrotte. Oh...I have a few skeins of yarn as my cover for killer knitting needles. ;)

    FireWire Flexible Grilling Skewer Review

    Midnightsky Fibers: Knitting with Stainless Steel Yarn (and Other Metal Yarns too!)

    @Ganado and @Motomom34 thought this post might tickle your fancy. :D
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  14. Gator 45/70

    Gator 45/70 Monkey+++

    That's Awesome!
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  15. Bishop

    Bishop Monkey+++

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  16. Bishop

    Bishop Monkey+++

    My two handed machete is a sword right come on FLA follow Texas can't wait to go to Walmart that has 50 Lanes and only 2 open on pay day I mite speed up service
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  17. arleigh

    arleigh Goophy monkey

    Apparently California law has changed long as the knife is not disguised ,it can be almost any thing you want .
    I'm making a new sheath .
    I've got a new phone ,that doesn't fit the old slot so I ay as well change the whole thing.
    My be do a better job as well .
  18. DKR

    DKR Raconteur of the first stripe

    Governor signs bill allowing Texans to carry swords, spears, and more
    A bill signed into law by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott will now allow adult Texans to carry around long-bladed weapons, according to KPRC-TV.

    Abbott signed House Bill 1935 in June, allowing Texans to carry around swords, spears, bowie knives, or anything you may have seen in “Game of Thrones.”

    Currently, the law prohibits state residents from carrying around anything larger than 5.5 inches. The law will go into effect on Sept. 1, allowing anyone 18 years of age or older to carry their weapon of choice around with them.

    Despite the change, carrying weapons longer than 5.5 inches will still be prohibited in certain places. Schools, prisons, hospitals, amusement parks, churches, sporting events, and bars will remain sword-free by law.

    So - a major change in the law. Not seen too often these days.

    Plano police arrest samurai sword-wielding man wearing armor, cape
    A man wearing armor and a cape was arrested Thursday after ignoring officers' commands to drop a samurai sword he was carrying around a north Plano neighborhood, police said.
    Charles Vincent Chiquillo, 25, was booked into the Collin County Jail and is facing charges for assaulting a public servant and unlawfully carrying a weapon.


    apparently, it was a thing once upon a time...

    unlike Bucees - which has always been the place to stop and fill up.
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  19. DKR

    DKR Raconteur of the first stripe

    Model 402 Texas Ranger Saddle Bowie

    'common' Bowie knife

    contrast to a Gladius or Roman Short Sword

    A Bowie knife (pronounced /ˈbuːiː/ BOO-ee or /ˈboʊ.iː/ BOW-ee) is a pattern of fixed-blade fighting knife created by James Black in the early 19th century for Jim Bowie, who had become famous for his use of a large knife at a duel known as the Sandbar Fight. (Sandbar Fight - Wikipedia)

    Since the first incarnation, the Bowie knife has come to incorporate several recognizable and characteristic design features, although in common usage the term refers to any large sheath knife with a crossguard and a clip point.[5] The knife pattern is still popular with collectors; in addition to various knife manufacturing companies there are hundreds of custom knife makers producing Bowies and variations.

    And now you can carry on the tradition of large knives, huge belt buckles and smaller things Texans are known for....
  20. BTPost

    BTPost Stumpy Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    Like "BIG Hats"... for Big Heads.....[lolol][peep]
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