If not and is way over 3 inches such as a 5 inch skiing knife, you probably would be questioned. It’s worded weird but just never tell law enforcement that it’s for self defense, always say it’s a tool. Concealed must be 3 inches or smaller….and carrying in a car is legally..”concealed”..so any knife that is not mechanically driven can be carried openly while walking. There are no forbidden or prohibited knives under Michigan state law. I’d wear it on my belt though. Beaten by officer in elevator while cuffed broke both sides of my ribs dislocated my jaw almost broke my neck then put in restraint chair all while none combative on second incident sprayed in face while waiting to be cuffed then put in restraint chair i was none combative.the first time i swore the second time i was talking to my self. Then its legal to.defend with a blade. So can I carry a fixed blade karambit, or not? For example, if you live in Denver, Colorado, you must abide by the knife laws of Colorado as well as the knife laws of Denver. Whether a weapon is concealed is an issue to be decided by the jury unless the evidence is clear. Just my two cents. Possession in MI of a switchblade is illegal. Automatic knives are no longer banned in Michigan as of 10/10/2017. NEED to UPDATE THIS PAGE Knife Rights’ Michigan Switchblade Ban Repeal bill, SB 245, which became effective on October 10, 2017, repealed Section 226a (switchblade ban) of the Michigan penal code originally enacted in 1952. The only two legal knives accepted as concealed.. (including in a car while accessible)…are 1.) – I’m in Michigan..and yes..the details on our Knife Laws are a Bit confusing..but there are only these things to remember and you should be OK. right, But doesn’t Mi law trump city, county laws? Sec. If it doesn’t have a point then I would say yes. Many Michigan prosecutors and law enforcement officers do not charge individuals with a crime for carrying these common knives, creating a patchwork of enforcement across the … Easily shown if they wanted an example. EDC: Every Day Carry. The bill was introduced by Sen. Rick Jones, R-Grand Ledge, and passed the Senate Judiciary Committee he chairs in March. Michigan law ( MCL 750.226 ) specifies that a person, with intent to use the knife unlawfully against another, shall not go armed with a knife having a blade over 3 inches in length. Dirks, daggers, stilettos, and other stabbing knives are legal. it has an 8 inch blade and will generally be used only on my property, not for carry. Just wanted to let y’all know that effective oct 2017 the switchblade law in michigan was repealed. Remember if you are in a calm state you have the ability to make a better assment of the situation and better determen whether additional force is needed to stop the situation. But you cannot carry them in a vehicle. Tee only exceptions are OTF knives that are dual bladed (sharpened on both sides), dirks, stilettos, and daggers are still a no go. Without any warning months later they issued a warrant for my arrest. To my knowledge as long as you must take part in the action of opening the knife beyond clicking a mechanism it is fine. Older thread I see. As a nonprofit association, AKTI’s role is to be the reasonable and responsible advocate for the knife-making and knife-using community; educating, promoting and informing that knives are important tools. If the pocket clip is visible, is this still considered concealed when the majority of the knife is in the pocket? Safe to say you’d be just fine. You are giving out bad information. Also wondering would it be considered a switchblade or automatic knife? Greg offers some great advice here, although it is through the eyes of an Ohio law enforcement officer. yes. He did look at them and replied to her “that’s a good idea when transporting those”, and left it go at that. Compiler’s Notes: The repealed section pertained to unlawful possession of pocket knife opened by mechanical device. (1) As used in this chapter, “doubled-edged, nonfolding stabbing instrument” does not include a knife, tool, implement, arrowhead, or artifact manufactured from stone by means of conchoidal fracturing. please respond thanks. it is literally a one sided hunting knife. It is illegal to carry most knives in a concealed fashion. This page needs to be updated to thoroughly reflect the law passed in in october 2017. You referenced People v Grandberry when you said that tomahawks are legal. We interpret “nonfolding” as a synonym for fixed blade. I have a old hunting Knife my grandpa passed down to me it’s 10 inches long can I carry it? Two more pieces of knife-centric legislation are working their way through the political system this month. For a more in depth discussion of that, see my post to the comment above yours. The statute doesn’t state that. As of January 2019, Michigan law does not place restrictions on knife length. I would say this if you conceal it be ready to be questioned they are very small depending on the blade you can get I see them used primarily to open boxes. Screw it if I’m being attacked I’m pulling that thing out idc what they say that’s one of the dumbest rules ever. I should add that it was left on the top of my couch, open. Is a push knife considered a dagger since it is double sided and I do not understand are you allowed to carry a push knife. Can i carry it in my pocket. Now _obviously_ I know I can’t have it strapped to my belt, I’m wondering how large the blade can be to have concealed. Otherwise id be fighting it in court for sure. Dirks, daggers, push knives, and stilettos are legal. Your section on automatic knives needs to be updated. Open carrying an 8 inch hunting knife might be legal, but that doesn’t mean you won’t go through what “Ottawa County is Unjust” did, being detained, spending months and thousands on legal defense, before having all charges dismissed. Does this law apply to any age? Some places confuse these with butterfly knives but they are NOT the same thing. Bowie knives and other large blades are legal. Re-read above about concealment of it. so if there’s to intent to use against the law, it’s ok to carry a knife over 3″ long. That’s not 100% since I’m not a lawyer, but it’s my best opinion based on my research. Is it illegal to have a knife with a blade over 3 inches in my possession? (1) A person shall not carry a dagger, dirk, stiletto, a double-edged nonfolding stabbing instrument of any length, or any other dangerous weapon, except a hunting knife adapted and carried as such, concealed on or about his or her person, or whether concealed or otherwise in any vehicle operated or occupied by the person, except in his or her dwelling house, place of business or on other land possessed by the person. Hello, I work in a Michigan privately owned business where alcohol is served and run into situations where someone with a large (well over 3, maybe 5 inch) bladed knife will be in a holster on their belt or shoulder harness. I could be wrong, but a good way to know for sure would be to ask a cop. It is deff illegal though, even in your home. I’m very confused on the spring loaded or button push open law due to the fact that it states no one is allowed to sell them. I have one with me daily along with my Seecamp .32. The concealment standard in Michigan is based on decisional law. Conclusion on Michigan Knife Laws. https://www.akti.org/state-knife-laws/michigan/, what age do you have to concel carry a knife, That just passed a law making automatic knifes legal to have in michigan. The same prohibition also applies to any other dangerous weapon; or the possession of such items “in any vehicle operated or occupied by the person.”. I’m not a Lawyer, but the Author of the Bill, Senator Rick Jones has a post on his FB page where he describes exactly what his definition of a “spring assisted knife” is. It has a 4 inch blade. However, OTF (out the front) double-edged knives are still prohibited. Charging me with assault with a deadly weapon without intent to do great bodily harm without intent to murder. 2d 46 (1980) where the defendant carried a fixed-blade knife concealed while he was in the Lansing, Michigan, City Hall. It means that you can carry any of the above knives on you as long as you do not have the intent to harm someone. A “hunting knife”..which is described as a Stone Knife..or Obsidian Knife. Bet it is a state law. ask the officer just how you might “stab” someone with a blade that is curved like that. You cant bring metal weapons to comicon or any other con I know of, and even if you find one in michigan, it cant be used for stabbing. P.S., in Malaysia, Indonesia and Brunei, the Karambit/Kuku Macan is a weapon, pure and simple. Use of the site does not create a lawyer/client relationship. Not based on the law, this is based on me asking multiple S. Dept. Actually as physical therapy for my broken hand. MCL 750.227 prohibits a person from carrying a dagger, dirk, stiletto, a double-edged [and] nonfolding stabbing instrument of any length or any other dangerous weapon concealed on or about his or her person or whether concealed or otherwise in a vehicle, except in his or her dwelling house, place of business or on other land possessed by the person. It also completely illegal to carry daggers pr knives that we crafted with an intention of tabbing civilians. I’m a veteran so I tend to get the “move along” quite often. I don’t see why it would be illegal to open carry a sword so long as it’s a single edge blade and you carry it as a hunting knife without the intent to harm people. Also, note that while it is illegal to carry a double-edged OTF knife (automatic or not), an OTF knife that is NOT double-edged could technically be legal. I would say get a lawyer and try to get it back because the fact that you didn’t know this law is unfair and you have no intent to harm someone just don’t do it again and you should be ok but try to get it back. https://knifeup.com/michigan-knife-laws/. hunting knives can be concealed. Please update this page to show this new law! It’d be nice if prosecutors and police were actually held liable for knowing the laws they are enforcing. is there a age limit to carry a knife on me? Talk to an attorney in your area if you need assistance. Automatic knives are not restricted by Michigan state law. Not in any precarious situation. Doesn’t this pretty much mean it’s illegal to carry for any purpose other than hunting? 227. I had no idea it was a felony to have. Because I was in no condition to fight. Keeping Knives in American Lives Since 1998. ”. You can use a Spyderco Hawkbill the same way, but you can’t say it’s ‘only designed to be used as a weapon’. This article will give you a thorough understanding of Michigan’s knife laws in everyday English. He was pulled over for speeding in August 2019 and the officer saw a long hunting knife between his seats and gave him a ticket for that. I feel that this is extremely dangerous for my children and dogs. Other dangerous weapons like a stiletto, double-edged dagger, dirks are highly prohibited. It also says concealed or otherwise in a vehicle. How old do you have to be to carry a pocket knife under 3 inches? The only limits to concealed carry are that you must not use the knife to harm others and that you can not carry … I’m no pro though. Michigan sees its first possible advance in knife law since the repeal of the automatic ban last July, and Virginia may lift the ban on knife carry in places of worship.. Michigan House Bill 5512 seeks to remove all language of knives from section 227 of the Michigan Penal Code. if it has no real point (shiv?) The lady was pissed. What do you think my chances of being charged with it are? (The Mini has a 2.9″ blade, the Covert has a 3.7″ blade.) J. because a double edged knife can penetrate an officers bullet proof vest better than a bullet can. Charges pending not guilty. Should think of a holster, either sideways or whatever on belt. According to this, http://www.leagle.com/decision/1980871102MichApp769_1780 that case dealt with a prison shank. He thought I’d be an easy target. The Law will take effect in 90 days. Other states we have visited have purchase age of 18. so are butterfly knives illegal in the state of Michigan? you are missing a comma American English Professor…. As long as it’s not used for unlawful intent, which, by the way, self defense in many situations, is lawful. Typical for politicians to make and have laws enforced on things they know very little about or see on TV. That is illegal and released with no charges probably cause you did nothing and was just seen with it. So my 21 year old son who has never done anything except speed had to spent a night in jail and now faces a felony!!!! The case of People v Payne in 1989 found that a hunting knife is a knife used to cut open and skin game. My question is; is this a true law on the books or is this a company policy that Gander Mountain has? The prosecution must prove, beyond a reasonable doubt, that you, at the moment the police found you, had the intent to harm while you were carrying a dangerous knife. UPDATE: Michigan has repealed the laws preventing sale or ownership of automatic (switchblade) knives. I would love to see something like this for a city or county level. Would you please update your website to reflect that. 750.237a. Could deff be a hunting/skinning knife, with double blades even? Thus, in the instant case, mere proof that defendant knew that a machete could be used as a dangerous weapon does not support a conviction under M.C.L. The good news is concealed carry of all kinds of folding knives, including conventional switchblades is otherwise legal. This law makes it illegal for individuals to use a dangerous weapon against another. Would a cop charge you anyway? People v Smith (1975) found that “other dangerous weapon” must mean other types of stabbing instruments. Automatic knives are no longer illegal in Michigan. Is it legal to own these and throw them in my backyard? I just wonder about the concealing thing. SB245 was the culmination of years of effort by Knife Rights and our friends in Michigan including Senator Mike Green, the original sponsor of the bill. Such knives were restricted under a statute repealed effective in October 2017 which described the prohibited knives as follows: Pocket knife opened by mechanical device, unlawful sale or possession. Note that double-edged blades, including those in an automatic (switchblade) knife, remain prohibited from concealed carry. I’m 40+ and was carded for a wrist rocket the other day. Why can’t you carry a Gerber Mark II?? Any person who shall sell or offer to sell, or any person who shall have in his possession any knife having the appearance of a pocket knife, the blade or blades of which can be opened by the flick of a button, pressure on a handle or other mechanical contrivance . Concealed Open Carry Knife Law in Michigan. The issue is” concealed weapon” vs “tool” vs “open carry” vs “intent”. Don’t know about you but I would defiantly not want to cause serious cuts and scars to a person. That’s my story. I’m interested in a defensive push dagger, but with only a single edge. How old do you have to be for these laws to apply, is there an age limit where a person is not allowed to carry a knife in general? So can I OPEN carry a stiletto style folding knife with only one edge and be legal? If you take a butter knife and put a razor sharp edge on both sides of it you cannot carry that off your property because that’s considered a dangerous weapon now based on the Michigan Statute. As per the Michigan Penal Code 750.227, a person should not carry a dirk, stiletto, non-folding knives, double-edged knives, and hunting knives by concealing. I laughed but showed and bought it anyway. What are the implications of these two cases and the law? and in full view? I was hurt with a broken hand, & knee from a snowmobile accident (2 weeks prior) also had recent fractured neck & skull (6 months prior) 2 separate injuries both sever. 18+.Tractor Supply! If it was hidden it becomes a concealed weapon. This section does not apply to the weapon free school zones, although 750.237a provides exemption specific to schools. Michigan Knife LawsSubscribe to Ray Law Criminal Defense Attorneys:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHyZnA5ATdFErFSkVdiNAfg-- JOIN US ON SOCIAL MEDIA … (My Colt 1911 in .45acp generally stays at home along with a few friends … including a much larger military-issued Gerber manual-opening Applegate-Fairbairn folder.). The statute basically states if it’s double edged and CAN be used as a weapon it’s illegal. Concealed is “not seen”..and anywhere in a care..even if you are driving and the knife is not on your person..the fact that it is in the car is interpreted as “concealed” because it could possibly be accessed and used by you. Law allowing switchblades in Michigan has been passed and sent to the governor, June 2017. Is it legal for me to carry my 7″ hunting knife? Anyone one with any bad or criminal intentions would certainly not make a switchblade knife such as an Italian Stilletto or German made equivalent a weapon of choice compared to many of the attack type knives out there today. (unless it is from Obsidian Stone)…in which case it can be concealed at any length. MCL 750.227 prohibits a person from carrying a …. > except a hunting knife adapted and carried as such. However, there are a lot of restrictions on this. § 750.227; M.S.A. I have an Uncle Henry 183uh fixed blade with a leather sheath I use to carve wood,cut fruits and vegetables. I use to do a lot of “Ren” (Renaissance) Fairs around the State of Michigan, most of the time (for both vendor and actors) swords and stabbing weapons had to be “in some manner, locked away and inaccessible to the occupant of the vehicle” while traveling. It is illegal to carry any automatic NON-FOLDING knife (that is, any knife whose blade protrudes out the front of the handle). The law does not have to be confusing (and it was never intended to be) and, hopefully, this article will make it more accessible for the common person. He also knew that, that’s why he attacked me. Thanku for comments. "Michigan law specifies that a person, with intent to use the knife unlawfully against another, shall not go armed with a knife having a blade over 3 inches in length." Get yourself another knife to carry in Michigan and leave your switchblade at home. It would probably be similar to carrying a hand gun in which you can deploy and use your wepon if your life is in danger.. There blades are typically not even sharp. I found a great knife that did exactly what I wanted to do thanks to them. It just looks shady as hell. I’m with you!!! “A machete is not an “other dangerous weapon” just because defendant knew it could be used as a dangerous weapon. cheers, Pete, Nolan, Michigan has the stand your ground law which means if you are in fear of your life or think the person can and will inflict great bodily harm to you or someone with you, you are allowed legally to use deadly force. As of August 2017 the law has been changed and it is now legal to possess and carry automatic blades in the state of Michigan. Update the article the law changed in July 2017, Spyderco makes the mariner/fire rescue, it is intended to cut ropes, seatbelts, clothing etc….. been carrying for 20 years. Does the last part mean to say that Knives are TO BE in a container and inaccessible to the driver or SHOULD NOT BE in a container. 3″ or under folder is all you’ll be able to carry in my area, as even state troopers question ANYTHING else. This is consistent with People v Cofer (unreported): The knife was admitted into evidence. Lansing, MI (February 15, 2013) – Rep. Frank Foster continues his efforts to provide Michigan residents and those traveling to the Wolverine State relief from knife restrictions. Under the ban that’s being lifted by the new law, the only people allowed to carry switchblades were those in the police, military or people missing a hand or arm. Are you referring to a ‘concealed” one? Michigan Concealed Knife laws. Everything can be carried openly, so long as it's not with "unlawful intent." (1) As used in this chapter, “doubled-edged, nonfolding stabbing instrument” does not include a knife, tool, implement, arrowhead, or artifact manufactured from stone by means of conchoidal fracturing. You can own any knife from what I read but if you wish to conceal it as the police about it i’m sure it’s a concealable weapon that is legal but make sure you ask first i’m not a lawyer. Cop says they may just deem it to be destroyed? Don’t own or use any Gravity or Mechanical Knife whatsoever. The only banned knife is an automatic, mechanical one. The complete State Knife law information is now available to AKTI members and non-members alike. Most laws about non-firearm weapons are by state, with very few existing at the Federal level. If you don’t have a hunting license your blade can’t be any bigger than 3 inches . Are “assisted” knives illegal in Michigan? It basically says you can’t carry a doubled edged OTF (out the front) knife (only a folding knife) in the State of Michigan. I suspect the “Guardfather” spike weapon would also fall under that definition as well. Ok I am sure someone has asked this before but here I go…..I have a small foldable knife that has a blade with a small tang on the back to open it. § 28.424.”. I have a knife the shape of a key amd the blade is about 1in. That’s a really tricky point because it would really depend on a lot of things. The high school I work at has a cooking class are those knives allowed? Most all of the knives that I own are 3.25 or 3.5 inches. It might be a stupid question but no one has asked it yet. Might be wrong but, we play with the gift’s the God’s gave us lol. SB 245, in late 2017 was signed by Gov. Switchblades are legal in Michigan since October 2017. One John Lynn was operating a motor vehicle when he was stopped because of “loud exhaust.” The arresting officer then learned that his operator’s license had been suspended and that he did not have the required insurance on the vehicle. Sec. Charges were eventually dropped. I went back to the store to purchase it for him and to discuss it with the manager. Dirks, daggers, and spear point knives are also prohibited. Best of luck J. Contact your State Representatives and ask them to support a repeal of 750.227, it needs to go! POSSESSION of automatic/switchblade style knives is ILLEGAL in Michigan. STATE LAW superceedes all local and county laws. I thought there was changes in 2017. *Rick Fisher….” It’s not if you win or lose….It’s how you play the game…”*. The ban on automatic knives was lifted in Michigan last year. Please update Michigan automatic and otf laws. Get a new knife and support our legislative efforts. Troy you can open carry a double edged knife,you just cant conceal carry one in michigan,you can open carry any knife other than an auto,and auto’s are illegal to sell or buy or have at all in the state of michigan,but all a cop has to do is charge you with conceal carry even if you are open carrying and its your word against their word in court,i carry a buck 110 i have plenty of single and double edged knives and you dont need a dirk or dagger,a buck 110 is considered a hunting knife,good to go. Don’t drive with or walk and conceal anything over 3 inches in length..and you will be good. I thought I saw a Michigan AG’s opinion on this a year or more ago, but I can’t find it online now. they are currently legal in michigan but keep it concealed, https://knifeup.com/michigan-knife-laws/ Also read this it tells you the laws. Need help now….need vid u get it n post. I’m trying to find out if I need to get a permit because my knife 3 1/4 inches long. Thank you. Can a 15-16 year old carry a balisong with it clipped to there pocket or in a sleeve on the belt? Where it’s not is if you have more force than your opponent barehanded and you take out a knife to up the ante, as that would be deemed too much force. my knife is a benchmade infidel double edged blade. if you live in michigan folding knives are fine but needs to be 3 inches, MCL 750.226 No. is this legal? Can a 12 year old open carry a knife in michagain?? Please update this as automatic knives are legal now in Michigan. Lynn was convicted by the Kalamazoo Circuit Court (trial level) on several charges including 750.227 (1) as set forth above. Why are we still allowed to sell them? Any knife can be a dangerous weapon. They also helped me save $30! Can I carry a fixed blade concealed? Long even when concealed? (2) Subsection (1) does not apply to an item being transported in a vehicle, unless the item is in a container and inaccessible to the driver.”. Charges dissmissed assaulted by staff twice broke ribs both sides placed in chair noncombative. so no double-sided non-folding knives are legal? If you have a question, type it in the comment box below. Funny how they like to word the laws in the vaguest way possible and even funnier how the pseudo-elected politicians/prosecutors make and interpret the laws without our consent. So basically as long as your knife has only one cutting edge, then you should be good. I’m not sure of your model but those are.the laws. Concealed weapons, carrying I just ordered two (one longer and one shorter) TRADITIONAL Filipino karambits. So I would say if it is legal to carry a switchblade in Indiana then you can carry it there but since they are illegal in Michigan I would say no. A gravity knife is a knife or you only push a button and if you hold it upside down the blade will eject but if you hold it straight up the blade or retract only thing that pulls it out is momentum and gravity. An example of a case where this happened was in Chicago where a man was convicted of carrying a dangerous weapon with intent to harm. “3. Very conflicting information regarding “automatic” knives. It is legal to carry a hunting knife concealed. 12 no knife over 3 inches until the age of twelve, U can have a switchblade in mi after October 10 just passed a new law but no double edged blade. As long as you do NOT have unlawful intent… In People v Brown, 406 Mich 215, 222-223 (1979), the Michigan Supreme Court stated: “Accordingly, we today reaffirm the principles set forth in People v. Vaines and hold that where a defendant is charged with carrying a “dangerous weapon” contrary to M.C.L. That’s how I look at it. Are you asleep? Should I not be so worried/concerned? Would it be legal to carry a Benchmade Nimravus in my pants if I’m not using it to hurt someone? That being said, I had an event where an officer helped my wife change a flat tire and seen my swords and daggers in the trunk of the car. As of October 10th, 2017 switch blades are now legal in Michigan. Hopefully you never have to be in this type of situation. Rep Steven Johnson introduced House Bill 55123 (2018) to do just that, but that bill died in the House Judiciary committee… That committee apparently doesn’t want the people of Michigan to have Laws we can understand?!?!? As long as you don’t do unlawful activity with it, in theory, yes. I’d definitely fight a charge in court, based on what I’m reading here. No there isn’t but I believe under ten it may be looked at as child endangerment in certain situations. Im not an expert on this but a few friends of mine often use swords in there cosplay at ComicCon and they haven’t had a problem with any officials or police. Maybe some places would hold it but most say you are responsible to check your local laws. This gives them the opportunity to stop and rethink if they want to get cut. That sound be changes. As of October 10th 2017 all auto opening knives are now legal to care and use in the state of Michigan. Signed into law by Gov. Unlawful carrying offenses under 750.226 and 750.277 are felonies under Michigan law. *This article was updated in April of 2019 using the State of Michigan Statutes overview which you can check HERE. If you are in obvious danger (like being kidnapped) and you use the knife to escape, no one will criticize you, but anything less severe than that and you could be charged. The descriptions in the testimony include that the knife is double edged, sharpened on both sides, fixed (nonfolding), its blade eight or nine inches long . […] (3) A person who violates this section is guilty of a felony, punishable by imprisonment for not more than 5 years, or by a fine of not more than $2,500.00. Might have trouble if you carried them out and about. No justice for knife rights in Zeeland. The Court also noted MCL 750.226 does not prohibit the carrying of any weapon (including a knife with a blade over three inches in length) for purposes of self- defense. Login; New! Has anyone thought about Karambits? So by my understanding, the State of Michigan allows me to carry a concealed pistol with as many rounds as I can carry but I can’t own a knife that opens with a press of a button. I’m getting old and can’t fight like I did in my USMC days but I’ll be Damned If I won’t use any means at my disposal to stay upright during a dangerous conflict, even if that means having to hack off any appendages aiming to hurt me…. The court goes on to explain that, only when the knife is used for attacking or defending is it than a deadly weapon. Michigan law is unquestionably restrictive of fixed blade or “nonfolding” stabbing instruments but does not specifically address moveable or non-fixed blade double-edged knives. No unlawful intent was found. Thanks. a gravity knife is a knife that paratroopers use when jumping it is a knife that is retracted in the handel it is not spring loaded but can be deployed buy holding the knife bladeside down and pressing a button and closing the blade in the opposite way. I hate it when people carry knives on their sides. Home; Register; Why Register? Considering that convention rules often ban any type of “live metal”, AKA real metal is rarely allowed, That it’s more likely you’d get in trouble with ComicCon “laws” than state ones. In the 1971 case of People v Iverson, it was found that carrying a hunting knife is not a per se crime unless you are carrying a hunting knife with intent to harm another person. SB245 was the culmination of years of effort by Knife Rights and our friends in Michigan including Senator Mike Green, the original sponsor of the bill. dumb ass rule but that’s whats currently on the books bud. It is a common misconception that Michigan law only addresses blade length, that a person can carry a knife so long as the blade is less than 3 inches. I don’t care where you live but if you r in MI u have to follow MI laws, You would deffinetly get charged with carrying an elegal knife you should leave it in Indiana. Knife Laws Jargon in Michigan. This summary really helps elimate the need to read and reread each line of each statute several times before understanding. Also is it legal to carry my hunting knife in a sheath on my belt? Open Carry. Knives that are disguised under lipstick, pen, cane, belt etc. It was given to me by a buddy that got it from a burned down house he was renovating. Review MI case law, People of the State of MI vs Mata, 51st district 2003. Automatic knives are now legal in Michigan as of Oct 2017. It is now LEGAL to possess carry and purchase a switchblade in the state of Michigan! We suggest that any fixed blade double-edged knife is within the class of knives restricted by 750.227 (1). The wording is very specific. you can carry an out the front knife as long as it only has a single edge, LEO and Military are authorized to have a double edged OTF knife in michigan however. Does Michigan law allow me to carry this in my vehicle? The case of People v Vaines in 1945 found that a jackknife (a type of pocket knife) that is over 3 inches in blade length is not an automatic dangerous weapon and carrying it is not a crime. . Swichblade knives are now legal in Michigan. There is no exception for transporting it. I am buying a Multifunctional Balisong Trainer knife with a flat head screwdriver tip that’s more blunt than sharp as well as a letter opener on the bite side of the blade and some wrench cut outs in the center of the blade to release weight and carry momentum through spinning and flipping. Boot knife is very essential weapon when you are going to hunting or survival in the rain forest. Now, what does that mean for thumb studs? I was told by the arresting Officer on the night it happened that knives over 3 inches are illegal in Michigan as are all dual-edge knives, and if he was over 18 he would be in JAIL. Knife Rights Chairman Doug Ritter noted, “this is a great day for Michigan knife owners, but there is still plenty of work to be done to rid Michigan of its remaining archaic and vague knife restrictions. Knife owners-1 anti knife people-0. are now legal as of the amendment date. Anything can become a weapon (legal or not). ————begin quote——————- 3. The exact definition of an assisted knife is when you yourself apply pressure to the blade causing it to flip open with the help of a spring. Especially if concealed. Stated above. This is a massive victory for knife rights in the state of Michigan. Automatics are now legal in Michigan as long as they are not double edged. So are 8 inch throwing knives legal to carry in Detroit because i keep getting followed and today my SUV was broken into. I was thinking about having a katana (a Japanese sword) for decoration , and possible stage prop. Nothing was said about sword’s. When I wear my kilt and cultural garb, I usually carry sgian duv (a kind of small dagger with a single blade). There’s not a blade length law in Michigan as long as you’re not carrying it as a weapon. Michigan’s laws are not that confusing, it just requires some investigation and analysis. Keep that in mind when pleading not guilty in court. Also is a “God Father” style knife considered a stiletto? Switchblades, gravity knives, and other automatic knives are legal to own. Michigan law specifies that a person, with intent to use the knife unlawfully against another, shall not go armed with a knife having a blade over 3 inches in length. USA -(Ammoland.com)- Knife Rights’ Michigan Switchblade Ban Repeal bill, SB 245, becomes effective today, October 10, 2017. Yes as far as I know I own several and have purchased a few in Michigan from reputable dealers but I would double check the law. As they say- if it ain’t legal outside the convention, it ain’t gonna be legal inside. Is there anything that I can do? short blade kabar as a utility and hunting knife? “Other dangerous weapon” in the statute is precedented by case law as to mean weapons of like kind in previous sentence or remark in statute, because not all weapons of that kind could be named in the statute, it would literally impossible. The exemption extends to members of the Reserves while attending, or traveling to and from, drills or places of assembly. § 750.222a. http://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/michigan/2017/07/14/switchblade-switcheroo-blades-now-legal/103688182/. This page needs to be updated as it’s incorrect. Michigan law specifies that a person, with intent to use the knife unlawfully against another, shall not go armed with a knife having a blade over 3 inches in length. Sprayed in face mase placed in chair noncombative. Absolute invisibility is not required in to establish concealment. I conceal it on the front of my belt, police have seen it and, now all want one. 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