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randomlyrandom
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Feb 1, 2014
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is this legal in Canada specifically BC?
Feb 1, 2014
andy
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Feb 2, 2014
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Thanks for your interest. We are not familiar with Canadian or international knife laws, please do your own research before purchasing this knife. The last thing we want is you buying it and Canadian customs denying delivery. It usually has to do with the blade length of the knife.
Feb 2, 2014
antoine3990
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Feb 2, 2014
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Since you have the option to choose your currency (CAD or USD) on the Kershaw's website, I would think that it is legal in Canada.
Feb 2, 2014
guvnor
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Feb 2, 2014
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Canadian knife laws exist in a huge grey area between what's technically allowed and what's widely enforced.
If the Chive is being shipped in from outside Canada, it could possibly be confiscated by the CBSA. Most likely though, it won't.
Technically any folding knife that's able to be "flicked open" with one hand is not allowed, along with typical ones like switchblades and butterfly knives. What's technically accepted are two handed knives like a Swiss Army knife or Opinel.
However in reality many Canadian stores and dealers, from niche collector's shops to major chains like Walmart, sell the exact same or similar design knives freely. Even common multitools nowadays incorporate a one handed liner-lock blade.
In terms of carry, there are no blade size restrictions(local laws might be different), but you're not allowed to carry a knife for the purpose of self-defence - only as a utility tool. The time and place you carry and use the knife should match its work setting. It also helps for the knife to look more like a tool than a weapon.
The line between tool and weapon is drawn case by case, should there be a legal reason to.
Feb 2, 2014
moonfirespam
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Feb 3, 2014
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Yes, they're legal here. You can even find these assisted opening blades on Amazon Canada.
Feb 3, 2014
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