New Mexico - Criminal Offenses - 30-1-12. Definitions...
B. "deadly weapon" means any... weapon which is capable of
producing death or great bodily harm, including but not
restricted to any types of daggers, brass knuckles,
switchblade knives, bowie knives, poniards, butcher
knives, dirk knives and all such weapons with which
dangerous cuts can be given, or with which dangerous
thrusts can be inflicted, including swordcanes, and any
kind of sharp pointed canes...
- 30-7-2. Unlawful carrying of a deadly weapon... consists of
carrying a concealed... deadly weapon anywhere, except in
the following cases [own residence or property; private
automobile or other means of conveyance; official]... a
- 30-7-8. Unlawful possession of switchblades.
Unlawful possession of switchblades consists of any person,
either manufacturing, causing to be manufactured, possessing,
displaying, offering, selling, lending, giving away or purchasing
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, or any knife having a blade which opens or falls or is
ejected into position by the force of gravity or by any outward or
centrifugal thrust or movement.
Whoever commits unlawful possession of switchblades is guilty
of a petty misdemeanor.
New Mexico Case Law:
- "Jury to determine character of weapon..." (1973)
- "...a butterfly knife was a switchblade..." (1991)