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More than 25 years ago, Spyderco combined their trademark round hole with a pocket-clip to define the modern tactical folding knife. Together, they provided the dynamic combination of convenient, accessible carry and high-speed one-handed opening that now characterizes this breed of blade.
Unfortunately, the qualities that make tactical folders so unique are now making them the target of misguided legislators—especially in New York City. In recent years, New York City lawmakers have decided that a one-handed-opening knife clipped to one’s pocket poses a threat to public safety and should be considered a form of “menacing.” If a cop in the Big Apple sees one clipped to your pocket, you can plan on losing your knife, some hard-earned cash, and your reputation as a law-abiding citizen.

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