Nebraska Knife Laws

Summary

Seated in the midwest, Nebraska doesn’t have limits on the kinds of knives you can own.  It does, however, have limits on who can own knives and which knives can be carried.  You won’t have a problem if you’re not on the lam, have been convicted of a felony, or violating a protective order related to domestic violence while carrying a knife.  You also cannot conceal-carry anything with a blade longer than 3 1/2″.

What Kinds of Knives are Legal in Nebraska?

All knives are legal in Nebraska, provided you haven’t been convicted of a felony and you aren’t a fugitive.  There are some restrictions on carrying knives, though.

  • All knives are legal, including switchblades and other automatic knives, Bowie knives, daggers, dirks, neck knives, butterfly knives, etc.
  • You can openly carry any knife you wish
  • You can carry any knife with a blade of 3 1/2″ inches or less concealed

What Kinds of Knives are Illegal in Nebraska?

There are no knives that are illegal, but there are restrictions on how knives are carried and who can own knives.

  • You cannot own a knife if you’re a convicted felon
  • You cannot own a knife if you’re a fugitive
  • You cannot bring your knife to school
  • You cannot bring your knife to a government building
  • You cannot conceal-carry anything with a blade longer than 3 1/2″

What’s a knife?

(5) Knife means: (a) Any dagger, dirk, knife, or stiletto with a blade over three and one-half inches in length and which, in the manner it is used or intended to be used, is capable of producing death or serious bodily injury; or (b) Any other dangerous instrument which is capable of inflicting cutting, stabbing, or tearing wounds and which, in the manner it is used or intended to be used, is capable of producing death or serious bodily injury;

Relevant Statutes

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