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U.S. Knife Advocacy Group Working to Overturn Canadian Ban on Imported Knives

Canada bans knives
Don’t bring knives that can open with one hand into Canada.

Editor’s note: The following is from a news release from the American Knife & Tool Institute. For context, read this article.

The American Knife & Tool Institute (AKTI) has been actively working since mid-January with Canadian stakeholders towards a solution to the recent ruling by the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) which upheld a Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) decision that classified most folding knives as prohibited weapons to import, even though these knives are legal to sell and possess in Canada.

We are communicating behind the scenes with different levels of government and organizations on both sides of the border to hopefully get this resolved as soon as possible.

For more details, please review the AKTI white paper on our website at

Right now we need help gathering information on the impact this ruling has both in the U.S. and Canada.  There is a link at the bottom of the whitepaper to a form asking for information on how you are being impacted.  This data will be used to demonstrate the problem to the government. We will keep the information in strictest confidence and only use your contact information to keep you informed.

Please share the link above with any knife business, collector or organization representing people who use knives every day as tools for work or recreation.

Jan Billeb, Executive Director

American Knife & Tool Institute

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