Colorado Knife Laws

Summary

While Colorado isn’t the most knife-friendly state in America, it’s not the worst.  There are a few basic laws to follow, although there are ordinances in some of the major cities you should check before going out with your knife.  Only ballistic knives are illegal to carry in Colorado, and all knives with blades longer than 3.5″ mustn’t be concealed when carried.

What Kinds of Knives are Legal in Colorado?

All knives except for ballistic knives are legal to carry in Colorado, although you cannot conceal anything with a blade more than 3.5″ in length.  There’s an exception to that rule for fishing or hunting knives.

What Kinds of Knives are Illegal in Colorado?

Luckily, most knives are legal in Colorado.  However, there are a few things to be aware of.

  • Ballistic knives are illegal, period
  • You cannot conceal and carry any knife with a blade longer than 3.5″
  • You cannot bring your knife onto school property

Relevant Statutes

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