Kansas Knife Laws


When most people think of Kansas, they’ll bring to mind a certain Wizard of Oz quote: “I have a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore!”

For Dorothy Gale, this is good news (until it isn’t), but for knife owners, there aren’t too many states more knife-friendly than Kansas.  There are only two restricted knives under Kansas law: ballistic knives and throwing stars.  Moreover, there are only a few common-sense places you can’t bring your knife: schools and correctional facilities.

However, you should note that convicted felons are banned from carrying dangerous weapons.  Under Kansas law, that means daggers, dirks, switchblades, and stilettos.

What Kinds of Knives are Legal in Iowa

Everything except for ballistic knives and throwing stars.  Aside from these, Kansas has no regulations regarding knife ownership.  You can also carry your knife however you choose: open or concealed.

What Kinds of Knives are Illegal in Iowa

Iowa is very relaxed on knife laws, however, that doesn’t mean that there aren’t any restrictions at all.

  • You cannot own ballistic knives
  • You cannot own throwing stars
  • You cannot bring your knife to schools
  • You cannot bring your knife to correctional facilities
  • You cannot own a dagger, dirk, switchblade, or stiletto if you’ve been convicted of a felony offense

Relevant Statutes

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