So I was driving through the bustling city of Watertown NY (pop. @25,000) and walking down the street near BurgerKing was a guy with a samurai sword tucked into his belt! It was one of those Highlander knock-offs with the white plastic "ivory" dragon-handle. I am not aware of any plastic or wood swords that use this handle, so I have to assume the sword in question had a steel blade. The guy was NOT dressed in kendo armour, a hakima, or any other martial arts gear, so I will guess he was not on his way to/from a Martial arts class. A few questions: 1. Is this legal? I've tried looking it up, but appearantly NY's sword related laws are hard to find. I did find a law about folding knives in NYC and Australia is going to ban swords soon. 2. If it is legal...why haven't I done this sooner! Nothing says "Hey! Don't touch me!" like a totally unsubtle katana. You have to conceal your handguns in NY state, otherwise I would probablt be wearing cowboy-style pistol belts to Blockbuster.