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New York Knife Situation:
CAUTION – We advise New Yorkers and travelers to the state, and particularly to New York City, to exercise extreme caution regarding your knives. To protect yourself, it is better to never have a knife showing (not even the clip) and to be conservative and only carry a knife you are certain is legal and in a legal environment.
If you’re a retailer who has been contacted by law enforcement about the knives you are selling, don’t make a deal. Call AKTI and get more information.
Alert – Individuals Arrested:
If you’re an individual arrested for carrying a one-hand opening knife and charged with a gravity or switchblade violation, don’t make a deal. Contact us for possible additional information, including a referral for an expert witness.
New Yorkers and travelers beware:
If you have a knife with a clip showing New York City considers that an illegal open carry.