It is legal to carry a knife in Portugal, however, there are some conditions. You cannot carry a folding knife that is more than 3 inches long, and a fixed blade knife that is more than 4 inches long. Carrying any knife that is longer than 4 inches is illegal in Portugal.
Can you carry knives in the streets of Portugal?
You can carry a knife with you for self-defense in Portugal. Some of the places in Portugal are not quite safe, so having a knife could come as handy.
Generally forbidden knives in Portugal are automatic and semi-automatic knives, throwing knives, butterfly knives, and fixed knives with a parry bar.
Knives disguised as objects are also prohibited.
Carrying an illegal knife in public is a very severe offense.
Can you bring a knife through customs in Portugal?
As long as your knife is properly packed and locked in your luggage, you are free to bring a knife through customs in Portugal. However, you are not allowed to carry a knife in your hand-carry bag.
Things to consider while carrying a knife in Portugal
The best position to carry a knife in is the one that is most comfortable and gives the easiest access to the knife while doing a thousand other tasks not related to the knife.
Make sure the knife is properly closed.
Don’t make the knife visible to the public.
Don’t take out the knife in public unless in danger.
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