Is it legal importing a double edged fixed blade dagger to Canada

Discussion in 'Knife Laws' started by Tiancheng Guo, Jan 17, 2020.

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  1. Tiancheng Guo

    Tiancheng Guo

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    Jan 2, 2020
    Hi everyone, I am new to Canada, and new to Bladeforums too. I am planning to buy a double edged fixed blade dagger from the US, but I am not sure if it is legal to do so.

    Could anyone had similar experience share the story please? Thank you very much!
     
  2. Knife_Collector_101

    Knife_Collector_101

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    Sep 21, 2018
    That’s really hard to say. I think the only type of dagger knife banned from importing to Canada is a push dagger. Plus, autos, balisongs, gravity knives and trench knives with knuckle dusters are banned from import as well. That’s pretty much the extent of my knowledge on Canadian knife and import laws. Sorry I couldn’t be of more help.

    PS — I’ve also read that “bladed finger rings” and “spiked wrist bands” are on the banned list. Don’t know what they mean by spiked wrist band. Is that an Assassin’s Creed style hidden blade or a wrist band with just pointy spike tips emerging. That seems rather vague and could possibly include jewelry you find in stores like Hot Topic if somebody wanted to interpret it is as such.
     
  3. Tiancheng Guo

    Tiancheng Guo

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    Jan 2, 2020
    Hi! Thanks for your detailed reply! It is just a regular dagger, fixed blade, like a shorter sword, but double edged... I guess it is fine, as it is not stated in the prohibited item list, but still kind of worried.
    Thanks again for your help!b
     
  4. gadgetgeek

    gadgetgeek

    May 19, 2007
    Should be fine, they are available from most Canadian knife stores, so as long as the dealer is reputable, should be no problems. Though that said, no promises, CBSA really does write their own rulebook.
     
  5. TantoJumpOnIt

    TantoJumpOnIt

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    Dec 26, 2019
    I've got the cold steel double edged boot knife.
    No issues at the border
     
  6. danbot

    danbot Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 31, 2009
    I've had no problems importing double edge knives. They are not illegal to import or to possess in Canada.
     
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  7. JamesAndr

    JamesAndr

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    Mar 5, 2020
    no problem
     

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