fixed blade on ya' belt?

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can anyone say for sure if it's legal to carry a fixed-blade in plain view on one's belt in MD?
from what i can tell, it should be ok...
peace.
 
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The plain language of the statute would seem to suggest that it's legal. However, what happens in many states with similar statutes is that a Court will decide that your mere possession of a fixed-blade knife constitutes "intent... [to injure an] individual in an unlawful manner." It's pathological reasoning, that a statute with a clear requirement of intent can be satisfied without proof of intent, but it happens.

Consult a criminal attorney licensed in MD.
 
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