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    Question about open carrying.

    I'm not sure if this is the right forum but I have a question about open carry laws in Kentucky. I'm 17 so I can't legally own a handgun, but my question is about the open carry of knives. Is there any laws specific to people under 18, and if not where can I legally open carry and conceal carry(if any) my knives?

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    Knives are considered a deadly weapon in KY. Regulation of knives can vary from city to city as there is no state preemption. If it were me, I'd wait til 18.

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    What was said previously is absolutely correct. That being said there are no state laws that I'm aware of that prohibit the open carrying of a knife by age. If you were to conceal any knife other than a pocket knife then you'd be guilty of a misdemeanor. So the local laws would be the deciding factors. That being said I've always carried a folding knife or multitool on my person from the age of 12 years old and have never had a problem. I used to walk around with a hunting knife on my belt when I was 16 as well. Was this "absolutely" legal? I've no idea, but I never had any problems either.
    Last edited by CharleyCherokee; 08-02-2011 at 05:11 PM.
    A bullet may have your name on it, but shrapnel is addressed to whom it may concern.
    Why open carrying is a good idea:

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