OK, so I just asked a knive question the other day, but it seems my situation has now changed...and I'm a bit confused.
Link to my old question.
So after speaking to some of the police in this fine state it seems that some of them, in certain areas, are interpreting our laws in a way that is very concerning to me. The law is one regarding "Gravity Knives". The following is a cut and paste of the NYS law that I'm refering to.
It seems that some areas are enforcing this to mean any folder that can be "flicked" into the locked position with the wrist ....now, as I said in my other post, I'm no knife expert, and maybe I've only had el-cheap-o folders in the past, but I've never met a folder that I couldn't flick out...and an everyday folder is simply NOT a gravity knife...but with the way the law is written, and the political climat in the area, combined with the fact that I don't plan on living here a long time, make me not want to risk it. I actually saw a news report that seems to back up the position of the police I spoke with (some of the locals will know what I'm talking about here)...I'll see if I can find it and post it for more info...- Section 265.00 4. "Switchblade knife" means any knife
which has a blade which opens automatically by hand
pressure applied to a button, spring or other device in
the handle of the knife. 5. "Gravity knife" means any
knife has blade which is released from the handle or
sheath thereof by the force of gravity or the application
of centrifugal force which, when released, is locked in
place by means of a button, spring, lever, or other
device. 5-a. "Pilum ballistic knife" means any knife which
has a blade which can be projected from the handle by hand
pressure applied to a button, lever, spring or other
device in the handle of the knife. 5-b. "Metal knuckle knife"
means a weapon that, when closed, cannot function as a set of
metal knuckles, nor as a knife and when open, can function as
both a set of metal knuckles as well as a knife.
So my question: Are there any good EDC folders short of the Buck 110 that can't be flipped with the wrist? If not can you give me some good recommendations for fixed blades that are easily concealed, readily accessable, and in the 3.5" to < 4" range.