Vermont Knife Laws

Summary

Vermont has very relaxed knife laws, especially when it comes to carrying knives.  You cannot own a switchblade if the blade is 3″ or longer, but you can carry any legal knife as long as you don’t intend to harm people or commit crimes with it.

What Kinds of Knives are Legal in Vermont?

The nice thing about Vermont is that it’s rather relaxed.

  • All knives are legal, save for switchblades with blades 3″ or longer.
  • You can carry any legal knife however you want so long as you don’t intend to use it to harm people or commit crimes (don’t know if self-defense counts as intent to harm someone in Vermont or not, but it’s best to stay on the safe side and assume it does)

What Kinds of Knives are Illegal in Vermont?

Vermont doesn’t have many laws regulating knives.  However, there are a few.

  • A switchblade with a blade of 3″ or longer is illegal
  • You cannot bring your knife to school
  • You cannot carry a knife if you intend to harm others or commit crimes

Statewide preemption means you do not have to check local ordinances for further restrictions.

Relevant Statutes

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