A new law on knives in Texas means long knives like swords, daggers and even machetes soon will be legal to carry in public.
Double-edged knives and blades longer than five-and-a-half inches also will be allowed starting Sept. 1.
State Rep. John Frullo, R-Lubbock, introduced the bill during the last legislative session, arguing the current rules are outdated and confusing.
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Exceptions include places like schools, bars and churches.
At the House of Blades, Fort Worth's largest knife store, manager Matt Salazar said he expected a jump in business.
"Lately there's been a lot of fuss about the new law," Salazar said.
Customers welcomed the change.
"I don't see any problem with it," said Jason Hoch, a visitor from Pennsylvania. "I mean, a lot of hunting and stuff down here, outdoor sports."
Another customer, Dee Dean, of Lake Worth, agreed.
"If someone wanted to do something wrong they can do it with a little (knife) or a long one, so I don't think it matters," he said.
Switchblades – also known as automatic knives – were made legal in Texas in 2013.