Lawyer for Independent Media | Sue Basko
Openly carrying any fake weapon can result in being stopped by police, or even shot or killed. Such things happen now with some frequency. The legal technicalities of whether it is legal or not to carry a prop sword are not really what matter. What will happen if you carry such an item matters. What is your purpose in openly carrying such an item? Where are you going with it? Expect to be treated as an armed, potential assailant.
Answer Applies to: California
Sebby Law Office | Jayne Sebby
You'll have to check with your local and state statutes to find out for sure. But off hand, I would guess that a 9 inch knife/sword is not allowed in most places. Generally, if you don't see others doing it, it probably is illegal.
Answer Applies to: Nebraska