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Knife carry in Ohio.

Discussion in 'Legal' started by mike6161, Nov 14, 2008.

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  1. mike6161

    mike6161 Member

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    I am 17 years old and live in Bowling Green Ohio.
    In Ohio, can I carry a fixed blade knife?
    I do a lot of odd jobs for people I mow lawns, shovel snow stuff like that.
    So some times, I have a lot of cash on me from a day of mowing or other odd jobs.
    I have to walk home (mower, snow blower won’t fit in the car) the problem is there have been several
    College student who have been beaten a block from my house one was put in a com
    Since I can’t carry a gun can I carry a fixed blade knife?

    Thank you for any help you can give.
     
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  3. Axess Denyd

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    The big empty spot by "fixed blade" under "concealed" is rather annoying. I guess that means there's no information.
     
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    Knife laws in Ohio are a big gray area..... Here's the thing: You can carry anything you want providing it is not used for personal protection.
    So, if you need to carry a nice SOG Seal Pup and use it as a "utility blade" for those small jobs it would be perfectly legal.
    BUT if you are carrying that knife because you need to protect yourself you are breaking the law......

    Get a ccw and you can carry anything, including the "deadly" balisong.
     
  5. Axess Denyd

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    Thanks for that last part, I wasn't sure if the CCW in OH applied tononfirearms or not. I was planning to ask whenever I got around to taking a class, but that definitely makes it more worthwhile.

    I ride my bike to work and don't get off until 7:00, and most of my trip is on a rail trail that is separated from any roads by a treeline (and a creek in most parts) and my boss mentioned the other day that if he were in my place, he would get a CCW license. Then he stopped, and mentioned "Of course, you couldn't have it here. I got the impression though that there's something in our insurance policy or somesuch that says no ne can have a firearm in the building as opposed to him being fundamentally against it. I think the building might also be leased from auniversity, which to my understanding would make carry illegal according to OH law.

    So basically, I don't get to carry a firearm when I go to work. But if you can have anything, maybe I'll get one of those Belt Swords. ;-) Or just zip tie a fixed blade to a tube on the bike. Without having a CCW.
     
  6. mike6161

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    Can I get a CCW in Ohio at 17.
     
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    Two things, a concealed handgun license in Ohio is for handguns ONLY, no other weapons are covered. Second, you need to be 21 to get a CHL.
     
  8. hso

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    You're better off carrying a "stick" of some sort than a knife. Check NonFirearmsWeapons for discussions of the issue of stick vs knife.

     
  9. Axess Denyd

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    I'm just gonna go ahead and say that I like'd KY's laws a whole lot better than OH's.
     
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    I am 49 years old,live in Ohio and have carried a knife with me since I was 8 years old with no problem.(except airports since 9/11).


    If you are really concerned and you are cutting grass. How about keeping a small hand sickle for taking out small patches of weeds ,of course.:rolleyes:
     
  11. Axess Denyd

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    Machetes are good for clearing brush, yes?
     
  12. Cyborg

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    How about OC (pepper) spray? Unless the mugger/robber is hopped up on drugs or adrenaline, a solid blast of 2 million SHU gell (sticks better than spray) should make them loose interest long enough to let you get away. Since OC spray is made from food grade materials, it doesn't qualify as a "chemical" in the same way that mace does.

    You also want to find out exactly what the legalities of having a firearm on your person at your workplace are. Not sure about Oh law but the fact that land is owned by a school does not automatically make carrying a firearm on the property a felony in Texas. Of course if no one "knows" you carry then you don't. Remember, nothing is illegal unless you are successfully prosecuted.

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  13. Axess Denyd

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    It is posted, and the CEO specifically told me not to carry (and that it would be a firing offense), so I feel I am honorbound to not carry at this point.

    Pepper spray could work, I used to carry some for dogs. I imagine "HALT" works at least as well on two-legged folk.
     
  14. S&W686

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    If you are generally doing yard/outside work,it would be perfectly acceptable to carry a large fixed blade.As long as it could be explained as a work tool.
    A knife in general is not a good SD tool,unless you've gone through extensive training with one.I agree with the previous suggestions about OC.The one's made at Fox Labs is the most powerful stuff I know of.It has 5 million SCU(as opposed to 2) & comes in a variety of sizes & types( spray gel,spray cone,spray stream,spray foam).That mixed with a blunt tool,such as a 16-22 oz estwing hammer,would be a good combo against non-gun weilding attackers IMO.

    Good Luck
     
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