Alabama Bowie Knife Laws
Bowie Knifes are illegal in Alabama and you will be fined between $50 and $500 and/or 6 months of hard labor.
Alabama law case precedence has determined that a Bowie is a fix blade, single edge knife too big to fit in your pocket. Anything that has a front and back blade like a stiletto is legal. Balisongs and any other automatic/gravity knives are legal.
Bowies are only illegal if carried concealed so, if you carry it in the open it is OK. Carrying a Bowie concealed on your property is lawful. Precedence has stated that a 11″ butcher’s knife is classified as a Bowie Knife in Alabama. Under Alabama code, a machete might be called a Bowie Knife and therefore illegal.
Carrying a Bowie or a similar tool in your vehicle counts as carrying it concealed. Do not place a Bowie or similar tool in your trunk.