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    Knives and Canada

    Iíve looked all over he internet and canít seem to find a straight answer. Iím riding to Canada tomorrow and Iím already leaving my firearm (of course), but Iím trying to determine if itís absomutely necessary to leave my ZT 0350. Dorm anyone have a source where I can confirm if I can/cannot take it across and back? Thanks in advance for any help.
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    What follows is a list of common names for weapons that are prohibited from entering Canada:
    (note the list is not exhaustive)

    • automatic knives such as switchblades;
    • centrifugal knives such as flick knives or butterfly knives;
    • gravity knives;
    • mace or pepper spray designed for use on humans;
    • nunchaku sticks;
    • shuriken (throwing stars);
    • manrikigusari or kusari (fighting chains);
    • finger rings with blades or other sharp objects projecting from the surface;
    • Taser and stun guns shorter than 480 mm;
    • crossbows designed for one-handed use;
    • crossbows 500 mm or shorter;
    • Constant Companion (belt-buckle knife);
    • push daggers;
    • devices shorter than 30 cm concealing a knife blade (e.g. knife-comb);
    • spiked wristbands;
    • blowguns;
    • Kiyoga or Steel Cobra batons (spring batons);
    • spring-loaded rigid batons (triggered by a button or lever);
    • morning stars; and
    • brass knuckles.

    And a centrifugal knife is defined as:

    Customs Notice 18-01

    Ottawa, January 5, 2018
    Revised date Ė Ottawa, January 10, 2018
    1. This Notice is to advise interested parties that the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) has rendered a decision in Appeal No. AP-2017-012, T. LaPlante v. President of the Canada Border Services Agency regarding knives which open automatically by centrifugal force (centrifugal knives).
    2. In accordance with subsection 84(1) of the Criminal Code and the CITT's recent decision in T. LaPlante, the CBSA resolves that centrifugal knives will be classified as prohibited weapons if the following conditions are met:

    • a knife has a blade that opens by centrifugal force, when the blade is released from the handle into the fully ejected and locked position with a simple and brisk outwardly flick of the wrist; and
    • it includes knives that require some preliminary or simultaneous minimal manipulation of either a flipper or other non-edged parts of the blade.

    3. Please be advised that the CBSA will immediately prohibit the importation of all knives by an individual that open as per the CITT's decision. Importation by a business is permitted if a Firearms Business Licence has been presented with import Ė prohibited weapon, listed as a business activity on the licence. For more detailed information concerning the decision, please consult the decision posted on the Tribunal's website at: CITT Appeal No. AP-2017-012.
    4. The CBSAís policy on the importation of prohibited weapons is available in Memorandum D19-13-2, Importing and Exporting Firearms, Weapons and Devices. The Memoranda D19-13-2 will be revised to reflect the CITT decision on centrifugal opening knives.

    So I don't think I would take that knife in.
    Last edited by cmr13; 06-12-2018 at 22:02.

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    Sorry, double post

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    Geez, that definition covers about every knife I have ever owned, save some of the lockbacks.

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    It's no wonder Canada has a PM with fake eyebrows.
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    Assisted opening is not allowed. I managed to bring a Spyderco folder there without problem, but is has no assist.
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    Good thread timing. I'm leaving for Alaska on my bike next Saturday and had considered the knife to take. I'll leave any assisted opening knives at home.

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    They make a few knives that are supposed to "world legal", usually non-locking slip joint knives.

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