AMARILLO, Texas (KVII) – As of Sept. 1, Texas House Bill 1935 allows knives and blades longer than 5 1/2 inches in public.

Meaning, residents walking around with swords and daggers will not be breaking any laws.

Phillip Watkins, owner of The Knife Guys, said the law is going to make it easier on people with jobs requiring the use of larger knives.

“It’s going to make it easier for hunters and people that have professional jobs where they use oversized knives for their particular tasks,” Watkins says, “like lawn care and chefs, or these traveling chefs going to festivals, and then your hunters that go hog hunting and carry a tougher knife than just your general public.”

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Photo – Throwing knives found in a carry-on bag, May 12, 2017. (TSA via MGN)