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I have a customer that recently bought a motorcycle and bought a ninja sword to carry while he rides... :shock: I read through the new laws and it seems to me like this would be illegal without a GWL. Am I thinking right with this knife designed for defense with a blade over 5"?
 

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lol I couldn't find the ninja smilie anywhere. That is what I was thinking, but just didn't have the heart to tell him.
 

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Any blade designed for offense or defense and over 5" requires a GWL.

Now a machete on the other hand is not designed for offense/defense so that's a grayer area.

No arguing a ninja/samurai sword is a weapon.
 

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A motorcycle is a motor vehicle just like a car. A sword is considered just like a handgun. You can have a handgun or sword in any location of your motor vehicle, including your person, without a GWL, openly or concealed. He is totally legal.

However, if he steps off of the motorcycle in public without a GWL he is carrying a "weapon" without a license, which is a crime in our state.

OCing a sword on a motorcycle is the same as OCing a handgun on a motorcycle, no license needed as long as you don't get off of it in public. Beware of a LEO asking/telling/ordering you off the bike during a trafffic stop.
 

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GAGunOwner said:
OCing a sword on a motorcycle is the same as OCing a handgun on a motorcycle...
Except maybe a little higher on the "Darwin Award" scale due to the risk of accidental impalement.
 

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I never considered that aspect of it. I so still find it terribly amusing though and yes he does get off of the bike while wearing the sword in public which is all the better.
 
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