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Canadian Knife Laws

Discussion in 'Knife Laws' started by Jack Reynolds, Apr 2, 2018.

  1. Jack Reynolds

    Jack Reynolds

    21
    Feb 10, 2018
    ="HJK, post: 18103554, member: 106863"]There have been many threads on Canadian knife laws over the years, some of them quite technical and several authored by me. It is great to examine the law here and discuss it but I respectfully caution you against relying on any of it because it is nice conversation but not legal advice.

    I cannot imagine any scenario where the doc that I saw was not real. Furthermore if it had not been located on one of the '.gc.ca' web sites I would not have wasted 2 hours of my time trying to interpret it. I do not think it would have been the RCMP web site, as the law had not been passed. The only other possibility that I can think of is that it was the CBSA web site. Below the section on POSSESSING a prohibited weapon, was a new one that addressed ACQUIRING one. If the doc was intended exclusively for the use of CBSA, then I would expect that the subtitle would have included the word 'Import' and not the far more general term 'Acquire'. Based on comments that I'd seen, and the way the doc was written, my assumption was that this text would become part of the Canadian Criminal Code, if not in May then soon after.

    I only collect knives and I have zero expert knowledge to share with anyone. It's now May 20th and I have been unable to find mention of any such legislation on the .gc.ca web sites. I find this is a little odd. I started this thread, only because I was wondering if anyone else had any better knowledge of this situation.
     
  2. gadgetgeek

    gadgetgeek

    May 19, 2007
    Well, keep looking as you do, and let us know if something does come up. Otherwise, get a feel for the forums. You may have some stuff to contribute but you will find that foot you started off on isn't welcomed that much. We can talk about this stuff without getting political.
     
  3. Dr knife

    Dr knife

    4
    May 17, 2018
    If you want a simple answer.

    They don' t make any money off of knife laws or distracted driving. It all boils down to $$$$.
     
  4. Jack Reynolds

    Jack Reynolds

    21
    Feb 10, 2018
    When the price of driverless cars goes down, we'll be able to toss axes (and legal knives) at the politicians without stopping to shake hands. Don't be concerned by this remark,... it's just the voices in my head talking to me again.
     
  5. Dr knife

    Dr knife

    4
    May 17, 2018
    For sure
     
  6. colin.p

    colin.p

    348
    Feb 4, 2017
    You're wrong, his father was neither.
     
  7. Jack Reynolds

    Jack Reynolds

    21
    Feb 10, 2018
    I did not say that Pierre Trudeau was a genius, or deserving of unreserved trust. He was a constitutional lawyer who was elected as the PM of Canada. From that alone it can be very safely assumed that he was very intelligent and he did gain the trust of Canadians through several elections.

    Justine Trudeau is not as smart as his father was. He may possess a good deal of personal integrity, but I still distrust him. It doesn't seem to me that he's particularly stable and I have the impression that he has odd opinions on a variety of subjects. In my opinion Justine is not as smart or as deserving of trust as his father, who had deficiencies of his own.
     
  8. gadgetgeek

    gadgetgeek

    May 19, 2007
    Wandering really close to Political territory again gents, I'd suggest dropping the topic before that happens.
     
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  9. Jack Reynolds

    Jack Reynolds

    21
    Feb 10, 2018
    Well OK fair enough,... but my strong impression is that Pierre probably owned a few knives and Justine doesn't have any, not even fixed blades.
     
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  10. gadgetgeek

    gadgetgeek

    May 19, 2007
    Say what you want. I'm just trying to help you get the vibe of the place.
     
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  11. Jack Reynolds

    Jack Reynolds

    21
    Feb 10, 2018
    I understand that. I read through the full 7 pages of the other thread. I care very little about politics, but I do care very much about the things that politicians can do with knife laws. I don't think they're stupid, but my guess is that the matter of our new Canadian knife laws received exceedingly little attention from them. My impression, based on real experience, is that very little has changed and unless you order a knife from outside Canada and the U.S., no one will open and then detain your Amazon or eBay purchase. Depriving millions of their rights, just to create a threat to an extremely small number of people will not buy anyone more votes.

    Canadian men AND WOMEN like their knifes. Those responsible may find that there's more to be lost than gained.
     
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  12. Behr95

    Behr95

    84
    Jan 23, 2018
    Can I mail a Great Eastern Cutlery (slip joint) knife to Canada from the US?
     
  13. danbot

    danbot Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 31, 2009
    Yes.
     
  14. Jack Reynolds

    Jack Reynolds

    21
    Feb 10, 2018
    This is just an amateur's guess, but I've taken a look at the photos of your knifes, and I saw nothing in any of them that would contravene Canadian laws. The ones that are prohibited are the tactical types, specifically those that can easily opened with one hand.

    Your knives all appear to be TOOLS and a tool is not a weapon. If think you will be less likely to have a problem, if the package does not say 'knife' or 'Great Eastern Cutlery' on the outside, as there seem to be some inspectors with a variety of opinions on the law.

    Use the same USPS standard expedited service that Amazon and EBay use. It is the quickest, safest and faster way to deliver small packages in Canada. That is especially true of those that will fit into a mailbox.
     
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  15. Switchblade_renegade

    Switchblade_renegade Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 20, 2012
    Just curious if any Canadians have had any problems since this started? I myself have had probably 15+ knives in past 3 months all make it with not a single problem! Majority of them were all flippers. I'm just wondering if this has actually affected anyone yet?
     
  16. IIDiode

    IIDiode

    11
    Feb 16, 2017
    Plenty of people I know via FB groups have had their stuff seized. Lots of letters from the CBSA.
     
  17. Switchblade_renegade

    Switchblade_renegade Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 20, 2012
    Really!!!! Damn I'm sorry to hear that happened to them. I was just curious cause I've yet to have it happen myself and I buy alotta knives!
     
  18. IIDiode

    IIDiode

    11
    Feb 16, 2017
    Yeah, unfortunately so. My older brother had is FF/MD Crux seized just a little while ago. I'm waiting on the Zinker Dogtooth to ship next month from them, hopefully it gets through. Thankfully Massdrop has a great refund policy when it comes to that kind of thing.
    You always have the option to get it shipped back from the border somewhere else and re-sent of pickup, it's just a chunk of change to do so. Some might argue it's better than no knife. Not sure myself.
     
  19. Switchblade_renegade

    Switchblade_renegade Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 20, 2012
    Just very weird cause I've had flipper knives in past 3 weeks that customs have opened, inspected and charged me duty for! But they still made it no prob. This customs issue has become very peculiar
     
  20. Lapedog

    Lapedog Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 7, 2016
    Apparently the application of the rule is extremely patchy. There are probably plenty of border agents who have been on the job a long time and do things they way they were trained to do them in the first place.

    Then there are brown noser agents who will follow this rule.

    Then there are probably offices where the new rule is sitting in an unopened envelope on the head agent’s desk. He don’t read mail, if its a big issue he’ll get yelled at by a superior when it is time to do something.

    Border agents are humans too. (i know, I can hardly believe it myself)
     
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