Wyoming Knife Laws


Wyoming doesn’t prohibit any knives, and while it does prohibit concealed-carry, there are loopholes available to get around these restrictions.  Namely, you can get a license to conceal-carry dangerous weapons, which will allow you to carry knives.

What Kinds of Knives are Legal in Wyoming?

Wyoming doesn’t prohibit any type of knives, although it does restrict the concealed-carrying of dangerous weapons.

  • You can own any kind of knife in Wyoming
  • You can openly carry any kind of knife
  • You can conceal-carry any kind of knife as long as you’re over 21 and hold a permit to do so

There are no local ordinances to restrict further.

What Kinds of Knives are Illegal in Wyoming?

There are no knives that are illegal in Wyoming, although the law prohibits anyone from concealing a deadly weapon.

  • You cannot conceal-carry deadly weapons without a permit or if you’re under 21
  • You cannot bring your knife to school, jails, correctional facilities, mental health facilities, or courts

The Definition of a Deadly Weapon is Vague in Wyoming!  The laws states that anything used as a weapon that can inflict serious harm is a deadly weapon, although you often have to be using it as such.  This means that whacking someone with a pot or pan can constitute as a deadly weapon.  All concealed knives are likely considered deadly weapons, but openly carried knives not so much.

Relevant Statutes

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