Support BladeForums! Paid memberships don't see ads! I can understand their fear, however, anyone with a clever mind and a desire to do so could carry a fixed blade and have it be readily concealed and available at a moments notice which makes their point moot. But in the end the restricting of foreign commerce in Canada for the benefit of Canadian cutlers is not the likely end goal. If I remember correctly the USA did something similar with "switchblades" in the 1930's or there about in an effort to remove them from society in general. With the volume of knife crime reported in the UK in the past several years along with recent declarations of the wisdom of cutting the tips off everyone's knives looks like the same strategy used in getting the Brits to give up their firearms. When governments do not trust their citizens with items that can be utilized to inflict bodily harm to an attacker a state of tyranny exists against it's own people.