lonerider1013 wrote: ↑
Thu May 23, 2019 4:56 pm
Considering relocating and expanded that consideration to North Carolina... anyone know what the knife rules are, if any? Or who lives there? I assume anywhere is better than here (NJ) but I mostly want to make sure the stuff I own / carry already is okay, like my pm2 or Bradley2 or Edura.. knives of that size.
I know I could google it but I trust members of the forum more than an algorythm programmed by some dude who may never carry a knife lol.
I travel and work in the state frequently. I've looked into knife and gun laws.
Some major cities have blade length restrictions but you'd be very hard pressed to find anyone who gives a ****. You would have to go out of your way and do something very stupid to make anyone interested in your knives. I've worked in major cities that I believe have 3" to 3.5" blade length laws and everyone I've met ignores those laws. Coworkers, friends, bosses, cops. Nobody cares.
Basically you can carry any pocket knife you want however you want, as long as it isn't double edged. You can carry a Voyager XL clipped to your pocket, or completely concealed.
What you CAN'T conceal are fixed blades. Those have to be open carry.
There are few places more knife friendly than the Carolinas in my experience. I feel completely comfortable open carrying my Street Bowie in large cities. I see other folks doing the same.
Dunno if it matters to you, but you can also open carry handguns in NC with no license. Many folks take advantage of this. It isn't unusual to see a Glock on someone's hip at a grocery store or diner. South Carolina DOES NOT allow open carry of firearms though. Both states make it easy to get your concealed permit though.
Basically, carry whatever you **** well want outside of double edged blades and concealed fixed blades. If there are any folks scared of a large folder or open carried fixed blade in the state, I've yet to find em.
Great area for biking too. Tons of spots for mountain biking, and taking a high end road bike on the Blue Ridge Parkway is about as good as life gets.