Janisong not available in US?

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Janisong not available in US?

Postby twinboysdad » Fri Dec 12, 2014 7:13 pm

did I read this wrong in the catalog? Sorry for the alarm if I made a SNAFU, but it looks like it says not in the US

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Re: Janisong not available in US?

Postby Liquid Cobra » Fri Dec 12, 2014 7:39 pm

It says repeatedly in the catalog that it is not. Total bummer since it looks like such an amazing design.
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Re: Janisong not available in US?

Postby adancingmonkey » Fri Dec 12, 2014 7:41 pm

I do not think that is a misprint pretty clear that it is for outside the USA only. If it makes you feel better, it probably won't be available in Canada either.
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Re: Janisong not available in US?

Postby Invective » Fri Dec 12, 2014 7:49 pm

http://dogbrothers.com/phpBB2/index.php ... 238.0;wap2" target="_blank

Here's a decent explanation of what I assume is the reason why they are taking these precautions.

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Re: Janisong not available in US?

Postby adancingmonkey » Fri Dec 12, 2014 8:09 pm

I am very confused, americans can buy balisongs, but can't mail them?
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Re: Janisong not available in US?

Postby Liquid Cobra » Fri Dec 12, 2014 8:15 pm

adancingmonkey wrote:I do not think that is a misprint pretty clear that it is for outside the USA only. If it makes you feel better, it probably won't be available in Canada either.
Why would this make anyone feel better lol? It definitely won't be available in Canada. Balisongs are a prohibited weapon here.
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Re: Janisong not available in US?

Postby adancingmonkey » Fri Dec 12, 2014 8:27 pm

Liquid Cobra wrote:Why would this make anyone feel better lol? It definitely won't be available in Canada. Balisongs are a prohibited weapon here.
Yeah I know, I'm over in Winterpeg.
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Re: Janisong not available in US?

Postby Trevitrace » Fri Dec 12, 2014 8:37 pm

If they were to be made here would that have any effect on the legality? Not sure if I'm understanding it correctly, but is it because they imported them what made it illegal? Thanks to those in the know.

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Re: Janisong not available in US?

Postby psychophipps » Fri Dec 12, 2014 9:40 pm

Benchmade sells US-made balisongs all the time. Make it here in the States and it's a non-issue. In fact, Texas just lifted the ban on switchblades so Spyderco would probably have a good market for a balisong-type knife you can play with without risking your digits quite so much.

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Re: Janisong not available in US?

Postby SpyderEdgeForever » Fri Dec 12, 2014 9:47 pm

What a dispicable, assanine witch hunt to harass Spyderco and other companies over a knife-mechanism. God bless all the people at Spyderco, and keep on supporting them. Buy those excellent knives =) I'm glad some states have lifted these bans.

The Janisong looks like it can combine the power of a balisong with the abilities of a fixed blade. I like the lines on it and its structure.

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Re: Janisong not available in US?

Postby Liquid Cobra » Fri Dec 12, 2014 10:03 pm

The Janisong would be at the top of my list if it were legal for me to own one :(
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Re: Janisong not available in US?

Postby SpyderNut » Fri Dec 12, 2014 10:31 pm

Ok, but I wonder if a domestic-ized version of this might be made possible at some point? True, the very mechanism of this design would need to be changed in order to satisfy US legal requirements. But still--this design appears to be far too lovely not to have a place in the US market. FWIW, this kind of reminds me of back in the day when the .380 ACP Glock model was available only overseas. Eventually, the .380 made its way to the US market. Only took about five years to accomplish. :(

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Re: Janisong not available in US?

Postby sal » Fri Dec 12, 2014 10:35 pm

It's a totally new design/concept in knives. Mike's design is so unique that we have a patent on it. It has not been technically classified as a butterfly, but we're guessing that out "leaders" in their "wisdom" will think of it as a butterfly knife or a gravity knife and we'd rather avoid the hassles.

We expect we will also be making them in Golden when capacity gets sorted.

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Re: Janisong not available in US?

Postby Able Dog » Fri Dec 12, 2014 11:26 pm

sal wrote:
We expect we will also be making them in Golden when capacity gets sorted.

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This is very good news indeed!

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Re: Janisong not available in US?

Postby defenestrate » Fri Dec 12, 2014 11:46 pm

I hope to one day get to at least mess with one of these - thought it looked like a pretty cool design when seeing what Mr. Janich has presented about it. I'm in SC where these also would be legal to own and carry, but the main issue :spyder: ran into IIRC was that the federal laws on switchblades are a potential issue. I would be happy if the design were cleared as okay, but I wouldn't hold my breath. Maybe one day.

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Re: Janisong not available in US?

Postby psychophipps » Sat Dec 13, 2014 5:03 am

Thanks for clearing that up with us, Mr. Glesser. I had a pretty hard time imagining such a great design simply falling through the cracks forever due to import shenanigans.

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Re: Janisong not available in US?

Postby StuntZombie » Sat Dec 13, 2014 7:59 am

Sal,

Glad to hear that these may one day be made state side. I'm not much of a flipper, but man I just love the way that Janisong looks.

It's ridiculous that your company faces such scrutiny, when there is no shortage of crappy balisongs at every gun show I go to, all made and imported from China.

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Re: Janisong not available in US?

Postby J32A2 » Sat Dec 13, 2014 10:37 am

sal wrote:
We expect we will also be making them in Golden when capacity gets sorted.

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Re: Janisong not available in US?

Postby MacLaren » Sat Dec 13, 2014 11:00 am

Sounds like Mike really hit a Grand Slam with this one. Congratz Mr.Janich

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Re: Janisong not available in US?

Postby Johnnie1801 » Sat Dec 13, 2014 11:17 am

I'm hoping some of the French dealers will get this in stock so I can get one :D

If this international policy works out then I hope we will see a return of the smallfly/spyderfly as well..
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