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Questions about knife laws in Canada?

Just a few questions about knives in Canada. 1: Is it legal to carry a concealed knife on you? If so, is there any regulation on the type of knife you can carry? 2: Are folding knives legal to carry around with you? I personally carry around a folding knife that is openable with one hand. It is 18CM long open and 11.5 CM long closed. It has a pocket clip. Is this legal?







Reason2254
Under the Criminal Code of Canada: "prohibited weapon" means (a) a knife that has a blade that opens automatically by gravity or centrifugal force or by hand pressure applied to a button, spring or other device in or attached to the handle of the knife, So, your knife it is opened with one hand, if by centrifugal force or gravity is prohibited to own or carry. A folding knife on its' own is not prohibited but since yours is opened in this fashion it is prohibited. If your knife needed both hands to open it would be completely legal to carry with you. The length does not matter, you could carry a sword with you if you wanted but you would attract negative attention from the public and police. The issue becomes the PURPOSE you are carrying the weapon. There are rules about possession that might cause you some grief. Get rid of that knife and get one that is not prohibited. Below is a link to the Criminal Code of Canada and if you read Part III, Possession Offences (88 and up) you will get a better idea of your rights and responsibilities.


Rob M
as long as the blade length is less then 3 inches its legal. However if the police decide to give you a hard time they can still call it carrying a concealed weapon. If you actually use it for pretty much any reason expect an assault with a deadly weapon charge. Your knife would technically be legal.


LĂșta
I don't think there are any. I've never been searched. I have knives every where. I've walked into stores with a knife on my belt, on my key chain, and in my jacket pocket. As long as you aren't getting on a plane or bus or crossing the border with it you should be fine.


Jen
Unconcealed only. Careful your jacket does not cover it, if you have it on a belt, and openable is OK but not spring loaded (no switchblades, butterfly knives, etc).







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