Has the cane sword law changed in PA?

Q: I have been ordered to use a cane by my Doctor. I walk a lot to get where I need to go. It is a horrible neighborhood. Can I walk with a sword cane? (Braddock, PA)

A: I have no idea what a sword cane is. Was it from the 60’s television series, “Wild, Wild, West”? Regardless, if it has a sharp edge that can be used as a weapon, it may be considered a Prohibited Offensive Weapon under section 908 of the PA Crimes Code. I don’t think it is such a good idea. Ask your local police department.

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