I live in Philadelphia and I wanted to know would it be a legal issue if I carried a sword in public on my back? Details below.

Asked 7 months ago - Philadelphia, PA

I am 16 years old. Practicing Kendo. This sword is wooden. But info about carrying a real one would be nice too. It be carried in a sword bag across my back.

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  1. Rixon Charles Rafter III

    Contributor Level 20

    Answered . Recommend you check with Philly police or a Philadelphia gun rights attorney. I suspect CCW laws might apply. Minors may not possess CCW licenses in all states I am aware of.

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  2. Alan Sanders Richard

    Contributor Level 15

    Answered . Ask the local police or a criminal defense attorney. You might also ask at your Kendo school; they may have had this question come up before. The wooden sword will probably not present problems, but a real sword may get you arrested. Remember also that merely carrying the sword around is NOT the same thing a waving it around, especially if done in a threatening manner. That will get you arrested every time.

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