Can't agree with this. The NYC Admin Code limits blade length to 4" or less. It is a violation of the Admin Code to have the knife exposed which includes a pocket clip. There is an exception for going to and from work if the knife is used for work. Before the recent change in the NYS law on gravity knives, the CPW 4 arrest was done on the basis of 10,000 per year.Intent is a huge part of NY knife laws. You cannot carry for self defense purposes. You can carry if it’s a tool you use for work. You can use it in a self defense scenario, but not acknowledge that you were carrying for those purposes. That being said, I carry everyday in NYC with pocket clip exposed. YMMV. NY weapon laws are purposely vague so they can use them against you. I don’t recall reading about a designated max length. Generally, the NYPD are very fair. If you’re a decent person most likely you’ll be ok carrying. Using it is a different scenario. Like I said, YMMV.