Arizona Knife Laws

Arizona knife lawKnife laws in Arizona are no exceptions than Alaska’s knife laws. Arizona also has got the friendliest knife laws than other states and if it is ranked, it would be on top 3.

There are in fact no particular knives that are illegal in Arizona from its recent updated laws.

In Arizona, knife means a cutting instrument which includes a sharpened or pointed blade. The citizens of Arizona use a knife as a tool rather than a weapon. The knife law in Arizona is as simple as this.

But still, there are some Restrictions on Arizona Knife Laws:

There still are some restrictions but not that tough.

  • A person under age 21 cannot carry or conceal a knife (except pocket knives), which is illegal.
  • Anyone cannot carry or conceal a knife in the school campus or ground or buildings. That would be illegal.
  • When the police officer stops you and you do not inform them about the knife you are carrying or concealing with you would be illegal.
  • If you attempt to rob or stalk a place with knives and behave abnormal, it is illegal here.
  • If you escape as a convict carrying a knife, that is also illegal.

Arizona only counts these as illegal, otherwise, you have your full rights to carry, own or buy and even conceal a knife anywhere you want (except school).

Isn’t Arizona the Coolest state or what!      

A person of 21 years of age and above can easily buy, own, carry and conceal knives of any types of blades they want. Here in Arizona, “age” is considered as the most important fact.

Pocket knives, Switchblades, gravity knives, balisong knives, bowie knives, stilettos and all other sorts of knives are legal from the changes in the knife laws of 2011, which is the most updated version.

Not only is that, here in Arizona, the size of a blade not also a matter of fact. You can carry a knife with any size of blade you want.

As only pocket knives are legal for the people under 21 years of age, so the pocket knives should fit in pockets. But more than 3” or any size of blades are legal for above 21 aged people.

A person above 21 years old can conceal any kind of knives they want. When they are under 21 years old, they also can conceal but only pocket knives. No dangerous weapon is allowed for them to conceal.

The law regarding the carrying of knives in Arizona may be found at Section 13-3102.


A conclusion to the Knife Laws in Arizona

Arizona’s new changed and updated version of knife laws have been the friendliest laws than ever. No restrictions (except some easy going) and no complexity, unless you attempt any crime.

As it is mentioned at the beginning, knife laws in Arizona are just the same as Alaska. Arizona’s laws were updated in 2011, a couple of years ago from Alaska’s.


Hi this is Patricia Smith! I am a 30 year old mom blessed with two Beautiful children! I love cooking & this blog is a small effort of mine to guide others on a healthy cooking habit.

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