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new mexico knife laws?

Discussion in 'Knife Laws' started by KB3UBW, Jul 24, 2012.

  1. KB3UBW


    Sep 11, 2011
    Im going to philmont next week, and I will be spending a few days in albuquerque first, so I was wondering if my zt 350 was legal to carry, and if so then do I have to open carry or can i carry concealed?

    thanks for all of your help,
  2. glistam


    Dec 27, 2004
    The state's definition of "deadly weapon" is incredibly vague and count potentially be applied to any sharp object. It does not explicitly say any sort of folder is illegal. It just uses language that could be applied to them, or any other knife. That said, the culture of New Mexico is likely to be a bit more lenient on knives than say, New York. If you're minding your own business, you're not likely to be searched, much less charged for a pocketknife.

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  3. Tracks


    Feb 7, 2010
    I regularly carry a fixed blade knife in New Mexico and I travel all over the state. NEVER had any issues. Albuquerque because it is the largest city in the state is the only place I ever take it off and even then it is only when I enter bars etc... I don't even do that when I'm carrying a folder. New Mexico is still a cool state to live in. :)
  4. Tracks


    Feb 7, 2010
    Sorry I didn't address your particular knife... I'm not familiar with too many "modern" models. If it's auto you're only suppose to have it in your posession if you're military or law. However I know too many guys to count who carry auto without a care in NM. Just be careful and you'll be fine. I've been told by knife shops that assisted is fine and all of the ones I shop at will sell assisted knives to civilians, however by reading the laws above that could be a mistake. Hope this helps. Enjoy NM.
  5. crowmagnon


    Oct 29, 2010
    I have lived in NM for most of my life and I've never had a problem carrying any sort of knife.

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