Originally posted by Keith Montgomery
The problem here is that Canada Customs inspectors can make a determination that something is prohibited based on each individual inspectors interpratation of the description of a prohibited weapon. Once this determination is made, the only avenue of recourse is an appeal. They have a form that you can fill out, but if that avenue of appeal is rejected then it becomes quite expensive to fight it further.
Once the knife is determined to be prohibited it is confiscated. When the appeal process is over the knife is destroyed, not returned to the shipper.
Originally posted by aaron_simkovich
house of knives sells them, they must be legal
Originally posted by *Cho*
Timberland and Sog also make a speed safe knife and for whatever reason can not sell them in Canada. Customs sieze those knives and will not let them in.
Originally posted by BOK
I believe thats Timberline not Timberland and HOK actually did carry them for a while until they were discontinued. I think the story is that Kershaw sued them and the knife stopped production.
Legally we can sell both the Timberline 'speed assist' line and the SOG assisted technology stuff.
Originally posted by calyth
To be very honest with you, your chance to fight it is slim. First reason is that you are considered underage by Canadian Law. I'm quite sure that 19 years old is the age of majority in Canada and you shouldn't be allow to order one in the first place.
Secondly, the customs are known to hold on to "prohibited" items very tightly. Your chance of it getting release is quite slim indeed.
If Kershaw did already fought and won in the Canadian court about the Speed-Safes, then you probably have a better chance at getting it back.