I`m not an expert on this, but a few friends of mine often use swords in their cosplay at ComicCon and they haven`t had any problems with the officers or the police. It`s safe to say that everything would be fine Note that this is not legal advice and there is no client-advocate relationship. Talk to a lawyer in your area if you need help. There are also county laws that also come into play. A gun is not considered a weapon unless it is used as a weapon in a criminal manner, so nothing you carry is a weapon you can carry. Keep this in mind when pleading not guilty in court. Then, take legal action against the state. If you have to, do it yourself. I have no luck with lawyers. Thanks for the comments Hey, technically, I could, say, carry a big sword or sword as long as I don`t hide it or intend to hurt someone? As of October 10, 2017, switch blades are legal in Michigan. You still can`t have a double-edged sword and all the other laws restricting knives are still in place.
While you can carry many types of knives openly, the law becomes more difficult when it comes to concealed wearing. Section 750.227 prohibits the concealed stabbing of yourself, either on yourself or in your car. Although the length of the blade is not specified, you cannot hide daggers, dirks, stilettos, double-edged and non-foldable sharp instruments or other dangerous weapons. The law allows the concealed carrying of hunting knives and only for hunting purposes. Most knife owners express concerns about carrying a hidden foldable pocket knife and carrying knives in vehicles. The uncertainty of Michigan`s knife laws is causing considerable consternation among residents who own knives and carry them every day. Section 750.227 of the Michigan Penal Code sheds light on the subject. Subsection (1) reads as follows: I just wanted to inform you that in October 2017, Michigan`s Switchblade Act was repealed. It is now LEGAL to own and purchase a Switchblade in the state of Michigan! It would be nice if prosecutors and police were held accountable for knowing the laws they enforce. www.benzielaw.com/2014/04/03/a-slice-of-michigan-knife-law/ no, butterfly knives are legal to some extent.
knifeup.com/michigan-knife-laws/ If the Michigan state legislature gives little direction on the length of the blade, it offers even less clarity on the entire length of the blade. According to the current state of the law, a person can legally carry two or more swords with sheath; Although you can expect it to attract a lot of attention. @Jarod, as I understand the laws correctly, it is legal to open just about everything here, as long as it is not directly prohibited. * Be careful, though — Michigan law allows municipalities to restrict knife possession, and Detroit has done so. In Detroit, it is illegal to possess, sell, offer for sale, use or lend a stick sword, switch blade or umbrella sword. During the 19th century, craftsmen from Europe and America competed with the production of general-purpose switch blades. By the 1950s, these automatic blades had become the favorite weapon of teenage gangsters, which led to control laws. It depends on where you currently live in Michigan, most police officers or cities see (for example) a pinkie carabits ring as an “American punch”, but if you are in charge, everything is fine and as long as it is not a full joint, legal possession but not in public. UPDATE: Michigan has repealed laws that prevent the sale or possession of automatic knives (Switchblade).
The exceptions are OTF knives with double blade (sharpened on both sides), dirks, stiletto heels and daggers are still prohibited. So as long as your knife only has one edge, you should be good. The State of Michigan has no restrictions on the minimum age for possession or transportation of knives. While there are restrictive municipal laws in urban centers, Michigan allows people to own the following knife styles: I don`t think a state wants to be too good in every aspect, otherwise we would be allowed to carry a 3-foot sword in MI and the right to carry a hidden handgun (to display) in CO. How the hell they can all be so confused about one thing but not the other is amazing. I will do my best to explain the knife laws in Michigan in general. However, this article is intended to give a general overview of knife laws in Michigan, and you should consult a criminal defense attorney if you have a specific question about possessing, possessing, or carrying a knife in Michigan. How old do you have to be for these laws to apply, is there an age limit at which a person is generally not allowed to carry a knife? I`ve read a lot of people say that a hunting knife is considered a dagger in Michigan, but that`s 2-3 years ago. Have the laws changed to allow that? Is it also legal to carry my hunting knife in a sheath on my belt? Please update the description of Michigan`s knife laws to reflect the changes that came into effect on October 10, 2017. Michigan laws have few defined restrictions on the length of the knife. For example, all fixed blade knives of any size can be legally opened, whether double-edged or not. However, subsection 750.227(1) prohibits the concealed carrying of fixed blades, other than hunting knives.
It doesn`t matter where you live, but if you are at MI, you have to follow the laws of MI, I feel you. They should know the laws they apply. The police use certain tactics to scare you anyway, legally or not. It`s the same with them and medical cannabis laws right now. Read more: www.ammoland.com/2017/10/michigan-switchblade-ban-repeal-effective-today-october-10-2017/#ixzz5BoAkYbf5Under Creative Commons License: AttributionFollow us: @Ammoland on Twitter | Ammoland on Facebook I thought I had a katana (a Japanese sword) for decoration and a possible stage prop. Is it illegal to own/buy swords? If it is legal, do I need a permit and what are the transportation rules? While this article only talks about the state law on knives. You must remember that Mi does NOT have pre-emptive rights for knife laws, so a knife that is legal in one city or municipality may not be legal in the next city. www.mlive.com/news/index.ssf/2017/04/michigan_senate_passes_legisla.htmlSwitchblades will be legalized if this law is signed by Snyder. This information is provided to you for the purpose of clarifying specific laws and not for legal purposes. This should not be construed as a personal opinion, agreement or rejection of any particular law.
Car knives are illegal in Michigan no matter the situation, at least pen knives and clamping knives. Well, if you have a knife with you and you are attacked, you are allowed to use a knife to defend yourself, but if you are attacked, warn them that you have a knife and will defend them if they continue, defend yourself www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/michigan/2017/07/14/switchblade-switcheroo-blades-now-legal/103688182/ I do a lot of “Ren” (Renaissance) fairs in the state of Michigan, most of the time (both for vendors as well as for actors), swords and dagger weapons were to be “locked in some way and inaccessible to the occupant of the vehicle” while driving. It was therefore usually printed on invitations and instructions. Once there, these could be transported, but required what was called “Peace Tied”. During “the day” this was done by a guard at the gate or entrance of the kingdom or castle you entered. It was a string with a special knot that made it difficult or impossible to draw your sword that kept “peace” in the area. Modern ren-fairs use zippers as the same means; Most of the time, we leave them on the sword or whatever, even when traveling. That being said, I had an event where an officer helped my wife change a flat tire and saw my swords and daggers in the trunk of the car. He looked at it and replied, “It`s a good idea to carry it,” and left it at that. You can`t get metal weapons from Comicon or any other scam I know of, and even if you find one in Michigan, it can`t be used to stab.
An Exacutioners sword is fine. The following organizational chart shows how these laws work together. If you are charged with carrying a concealed weapon or have other legal questions, please call Newburg Law and we can help.