Support BladeForums! Paid memberships don't see ads! As i'm sure most of you know, Ohios knife laws can be a bit open ended. However one that that it is clear about is that any knife concealed carry that can be considered a dangerous weapon is illegal. "Some knives that are very likely to be found to deadly weapons, and therefore illegal to conceal carry include: Dirks, daggers, or other stabbing knives Switchblades Balisong, or butterfly knives Gravity knives Stilettos" Also to add to this, my father who has been a police officer in Ohio for 20+ years has told me since i was a kid, essentially theyre trained when finding a concealed switchblade - deadly weapon. There are multiple (hundreds, if not more) websites, articles, news pages, etc. trying to break down what is likely to be considered legal and illegal in Ohio to conceal carry, what might catch a police officers eye, etc. As some of you may know, Wisconsin allows for the conceal carry of automatic knives with a CCW. My questions to you Ohio knife owners are this: Who is the current person in charge of Ohio knife laws? The person that could make a change if they wanted to? How can we as a community push the legal carry of a concealed automatic knife in Ohio without being potentially (very likely) considered a deadly weapon? [How do we get them legalized under CCW like Wisconsin in Ohio] What can we do as a community to make a push to whoever is over the Ohio knife laws that we want to see change? I have searched and searched and not found a single petition or anything of anyone trying to progress the knife laws in Ohio. I want to carry an OTF knife and not run the possibility of a court case. I also want to be able to carry my awesome knives without running a chance of a court case because an officer is having a bad day or has poor judgement and considers it a weapon. If i have to be the first person to try to push for change in the Ohio knife laws, thats fine with me. If you feel the way i do, all i ask is that you point me in the right direction and possibly even jump on board with me to help get the word to whoever is over these laws to allow us to carry an OTF with a CCW. Thank you for reading and I appreciate your time and help.