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#1 Greasy6020 ONLINE  

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Posted February 07, 2018 - 11:45 PM

https://www.oodmag.c...r-restrictions/

I can't bring a knife like that back from Minnesota, yet I can waltz into the local crappy tire and buy them?

thats backwards. Every pocket knife I've ever seen has an opening system just like what can't be brought across the border.image.jpeg image.jpeg

That's the knife that I bought in Canadian tire that the article is referring to and the second picture is the "offending" part.

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Posted February 08, 2018 - 12:13 AM

Really makes you wonder, doesn't it?  I guess they can be imported in bulk from China, the U.S. or Timbucktu  and sold here for a profit, but a person can't buy one elsewhere and bring it individually across the border.  As usual, the $$ and who makes them determine what is or is not legal.  


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Posted February 08, 2018 - 12:55 AM

Yep. The Americans seem to have all kinds fun things we can't get here... Firecrackers come to mind.

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Posted February 08, 2018 - 01:15 AM

Thumb stud seems quite common in any store. Guess it depends on customs officer.
Our knife laws were made to follow suit of laws made in USA many years ago. Seems folks of poor character all had switchblades ( according to the movies) which is why govt made auto knives illegal. It really is stupid since you can carry a fixed blade knife which is much more durable than folding knives.

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Posted February 08, 2018 - 02:42 AM

https://www.oodmag.c...r-restrictions/

I can't bring a knife like that back from Minnesota, yet I can waltz into the local crappy tire and buy them?

thats backwards. Every pocket knife I've ever seen has an opening system just like what can't be brought across the border.attachicon.gifimage.jpegattachicon.gifimage.jpeg

That's the knife that I bought in Canadian tire that the article is referring to and the second picture is the "offending" part.

  That thing dosn't look like it has enough blade to qualify as a knife. When I flew to Alaska I had a 5" sheath knife on my belt, it wasn't a problem. The next time I flew to Alaska in 91 they were a little suspicious of my folding Buck Knife, but again no problem. If I showed up at the air port with either one today they would have me on the ground, on my face putting the cuffs on. Things change all the time.  Don


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Posted February 08, 2018 - 02:48 AM

   Are the Outbound knives import or manufactured in Canada?  Don


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Posted February 08, 2018 - 06:04 AM

The stud makes it illegal?

I usually buy "assisted opening" knives. Only was hassled once and that was at Pittsburgh hospital. I had to take it back to my car before they would let me in. I used to never be without a knife. I rarely throw one in my pocket these days.

I thought in the US it had to do with blade length.
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Posted February 08, 2018 - 07:04 AM

Yep. The Americans seem to have all kinds fun things we can't get here... Firecrackers come to mind.

in some parts of US..... here where I am at cant get fireworks much more potent than sparklers.... surrounding states all have "better" stuff available. and legally there as well.....unlike here. 


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Posted February 08, 2018 - 07:51 AM

I thought in the US it had to do with blade length.

Every state is different. Some states allow 'switchblades, butterfly knives, etc.' some don't. Check the internet for your local laws.

 

https://www.oodmag.c...r-restrictions/

I can't bring a knife like that back from Minnesota, yet I can waltz into the local crappy tire and buy them?
 

It may have something to do with import tariffs. If you can buy it locally, your not out much.



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Posted February 08, 2018 - 08:31 AM

That thing dosn't look like it has enough blade to qualify as a knife. When I flew to Alaska I had a 5" sheath knife on my belt, it wasn't a problem. The next time I flew to Alaska in 91 they were a little suspicious of my folding Buck Knife, but again no problem. If I showed up at the air port with either one today they would have me on the ground, on my face putting the cuffs on. Things change all the time.  Don


But not for the better. It is the mindset that the tool is to blame. My father taught me that a man allways carries a knife. Nothing big, just a 3 1/4" which is legal most places in the US(the VA is only 3"). In CT my Army survival knife with a 5" blade is illegal to carry. I had to buy a 3" sheath knife to carry it on scout camping trips.Good Luck, Rick
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Posted February 08, 2018 - 08:59 AM

That thing dosn't look like it has enough blade to qualify as a knife. When I flew to Alaska I had a 5" sheath knife on my belt, it wasn't a problem. The next time I flew to Alaska in 91 they were a little suspicious of my folding Buck Knife, but again no problem. If I showed up at the air port with either one today they would have me on the ground, on my face putting the cuffs on. Things change all the time. Don


It's got near 3" to the blade so it's not exactly little
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Posted February 08, 2018 - 09:01 AM

The stud makes it illegal?

I usually buy "assisted opening" knives. Only was hassled once and that was at Pittsburgh hospital. I had to take it back to my car before they would let me in. I used to never be without a knife. I rarely throw one in my pocket these days.

I thought in the US it had to do with blade length.


I might have neglected to say I live in Canada.
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Posted February 08, 2018 - 09:34 AM

It could be worse, I know some people who are (Holdeman Mennonite) (like a looser version of Amish) who bought a new used car, they drove it to Canada to a funeral and when they got to the Canada boarder they got their car searched. The reason why it was searched is because there have been people dressing as Mennonites and they have been smuggling stuff into Canada. So when searching the car they found a "case" wedged between the drivers seat and the center console. Inside the case was a hand gun and then they arrested both people. They spent a day and night in jail. I don't know what all they have to do now.

I guess the gun was in rough shape, rusty and terribly dirty. The two people driving the car said they've never seen it before in their life.


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Posted February 08, 2018 - 10:14 AM

Okay, a little clarification is in order.  What make the knife barred from being imported is the little knob on the blade without a locking mechanism on the handle.  The knife you showed has a handle lock and a knob.  The goal is to keep out knives that can be flicked out using your thumb alone.

 

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Posted February 08, 2018 - 02:08 PM

I might have neglected to say I live in Canada.

 

You also failed to mention our lawmakers are on glue. :D   See if you can find a Kershaw Burst.( only $20 USD) Excellent blade, a serrated one is what I pocket and sharp,,amazing I still have all my fingers.  


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