Georgia Knife Laws

Summary

All in all, George is pretty cool with knives.  There are no restrictions on the kinds of knives you can own, only in carrying them.  Even then, most knives can be carried openly or concealed without any problem.  Even better, you don’t have to check your local laws and ordinances.

The only restrictions to carrying a concealed knife are if the blade is longer than 12″ (very generous) or if they’re knuckle knives.

What Kinds of Knives are Legal in Georgia?

You can own any type of knife in Georgia and carry it openly or concealed as long as it’s shorter than 12″ and isn’t a knuckle knife.  This means switchblades, balisongs, Bowie knives, out-the-front knives, and all others are perfectly legal.

What Kinds of Knives are Illegal in Georgia?

There are no illegal knives in Georgia.  That said, there are a few restrictions you should know.

  • You cannot conceal and carry any blade longer than 12″ without a permit
  • You cannot carry concealed knuckles without a permit
  • You cannot carry a knife with a blade longer than 2″ on school grounds or on transportation
  • You cannot carry a knife with a blade longer than 2″ to school functions

Relevant Statutes

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