On May 30, 2019, the New York State ban on gravity knives was repealed. As a result, the mere possession of a gravity knife is no longer a crime under the Penal Law. However, the mere possession of switchblades, pilum ballistic knives or metal knuckle knives still remains a misdemeanor under Penal Law § 265.01(1).
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Which knives are illegal in New York?
What is a gravity knife?
What is a switchblade?
Can I carry a knife in the NYC Transit System?
Is it illegal to carry a knife in public view?
Is it illegal to carry a knife for self-defense?