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Knife Suggestion for Canadian?

Discussion in 'Knife Laws' started by Sancte Erice, Apr 10, 2018.

  1. Sancte Erice

    Sancte Erice

    Dec 3, 2017
    Hello. This is my first post here on bladeforums, so please let me know if this topic should be in a different sub-forum.

    I am from Canada, and I will likely be going to Virginia for studies, which will begin in the fall. I usually carry a knife everyday, and I would like to do so when I go to the US as well. However, I am not familiar with knife laws in Virginia, and with the new rules that CBSA has place for knives coming into Canada, things are extremely hectic.

    Would anyone here know of a folding pocket knife that would be compliant with Virginia laws and would also make it past the Canadian border (for when I visit home occasionally) when considering Canada's latest ridiculous restrictions? Thanks for your time.
  2. marcus52AR

    marcus52AR Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 22, 2014
  3. gadgetgeek


    May 19, 2007
    This is my honest answer with knowing nothing about you. In general, a high-speed low-drag super tactical folder might, (maybe) just a little bit, might make you think its going to be useful for defending yourself, and you might take a risk that you otherwise would not because of it. In general, a SAK with the tools you will use, or a small multi like a leatherman juice will do just fine, and for crossing borders, its far easier to deal with. All other considerations aside, that's the direction I'd go for now, as a small SAK or multi, even in places that it might be frowned upon, you'll get a lot more grace than something that is just on the hair of legal but scary.

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