New Hampshire Knife Laws


New Hampshire, AKA the Live Free or Die state, has some rather relaxed knife laws.  The only real restriction of note is the inability of convicted felons to possess knives.

What Kinds of Knives are Legal in New Hampshire?

Basically, everything is legal in New Hampshire.  So long as you’ve never been convicted of a felony, you can own any knife you want and carry it how you like.  And while you cannot sell paint ball guns or BB guns to minors, there’s nothing in the law regarding knives.

What Kinds of Knives are Illegal in New Hampshire?

There are no types of knives are that prohibited in New Hampshire, provided you haven’t been convicted of a felony offense.

  • Convicted felons cannot own daggers, stilettos, or other dangerous weapons
  • Knives are prohibited inside courthouses

What’s a Dangerous Weapon?

According to New Hampshire law, a dangerous weapon is anything in which the intended use, threatened use, or manner of use is capable of killing or causing severe bodily injury.

Relevant Statutes

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