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In California, any fixed blade must be sheathed. But not only is it legal to openly carry a sheathed sword, it’s the law. Any kind of concealment for bladed weapons is a misdemeanor. Bladed weapons in most states where they are legal to carry, are usually illegal if they’re longer than five inches. Concealed blades, like cane swords, are always illegal.
Carrying a Sword in California
Surprisingly, it’s entirely legal to carry a sword in public in California, as long as you are the wearer is not brandishing it or concealing it. In other words, if the sword is carried in a sheath suspended from the wearer’s waist, it is legal to have in public. This is an important distinction though, because carrying the sword out in the open without a sheath in a “rude, angry or threatening manner” is considered brandishing, which is against the law. This is a misdemeanor crime, punishable by up to 30 days in jail.
On the other hand, swords carried in a bag or otherwise hidden, like swords hidden in canes, are illegal because they are considered concealed blades. Notably, swords that cannot be identified by metal detectors, such as ceramic swords, are also considered to be concealed blades even when carried in plain sight in a sheath. Carrying a concealed dirk or dagger, such as a cane sword, can be charged as a misdemeanor, punishable by up to one year in jail and $1,000 fine or as a felony, punishable by 16 months, two years or three years in jail and a fine of up to $10,000.
Last time I tried entering the United States, I was prevented from boarding the plane at Heathrow… The knob in Washington on the phone said he didn’t have to give me a reason, and too visit the embassy.