FAQ Knives - NYPD (2023)

FAQ Knives - NYPD (1)

On May 30, 2019, the New York State ban on gravity knives was repealed.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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