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knife carry laws NYC

Discussion in 'Legal' started by che_70b, Dec 5, 2008.

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  1. che_70b

    che_70b Member

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    I need to find out the knife carry laws for a pocket knife in NYC. Not needing to carry anything fancy but myself and some friends have a couple trips planned up there and us good ol boys feel a little naked without a pocket knife.
     
  2. MGshaggy

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    IIRC the NYC Administrative Code prohibits possession of a knife with a blade larger than 4" to be carried in a public place. I'm not 100% sure, but I believe its only a violation if caught subject to 15 days in the clink and a fine of a few hundred bucks. That said, I'd give some thought to where you're planning on going and the liklihood of having to pass through a metal detector and/or X-ray machine.
     
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    driving up both times so no transport worries. Other than that our friends place, resturants, maybe a little shopping and some SAMBO training. No plans to hit any of the landmarks with that kind of security.
     
  4. Sinixstar

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    I used to carry mine all the time. Mine was folding, about 3 inches long.
    Never had any problems, even going into government buildings. Best advice would just be to avoid situations where it might be an issue. Just walking around, going to a bar, whatever - you're not going to have any problems. Just keep it in your pocket.
     
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    4" blade limit in NYC Admin. Code is correct. It's the whole blade, not just the sharpened part.

    NYS law prohibits auto or "pushbutton" knives and "gravity" knives. Gravity knives are defined, among other things, as "opening by the application of centrifical force". In other words, if your blade is loose enough to open when you flick your wrist, it's a gravity knife.
     
  6. HeavenlySword

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    I've walked around with a 27 inch katana, in front of cops, into a park. I was with my little sister.

    The cops were like, "cool!"

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    27 inch blade, like 40 inches overall
     
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    As a former New Yorker and from a practical perspective, I never knew anybody beyond electricians and bassoonists who carried a blade in NY. Pepper spray is a much better alternative. I honestly believe you are inviting trouble by carrying a knife in NYC. I'm also 99% sure that being a "good ol' boy" will work against you if you are stopped by NYPD.
     
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    Just stay away from the communist state and city of NY.
     
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    Don't clip it to your pocket. Keep it concealed. If a NYC cop is looking for O/T he will bust you if he sees a knife clipped to your pocket and can open it one handed. It may not stick but it will ruin your day.
     
  10. Sinixstar

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    fact

    it's not so much a matter of looking for overtime as it is - how bad a day have they had, and how big a prick do they feel like being?
    Most cops i've ever dealt with really don't want to be bothered with knucklehead stuff on the street for the most part. I even remember as a teenager being told several times not to smoke pot on people's stoops - because they didn't want to have to deal with it if somebody called and complained. Not a word about the fact that we were openly committing a crime, they just didn't want to deal with the paperwork for a couple kids smoking a joint.
     
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