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Re: Canadian UKPK

Postby spyderg » Wed May 16, 2018 12:04 pm

Yet they haven’t changed any law about carrying or owning a one hand opening locking knife. You just can’t import one now. Sometime last year I saw a news report for Winnipeg,(where I live) that stated something to effect of 95% off all stabbings in the city the previous year were using kitchen knives. Followed by homemade shanks and hunting knives. Pocket knives made up less than 1%.
This new interpretation of the import rules is rediculous and reasoning for it is unsubstantiated. I’ve signed the petition but without a change in government there will be no change. So if late next year our leadership changes hands, then there will be a chance to have it re-evaluated and perhaps reversed.
In the meantime I’ll enjoy the ones I’ve got, and hope to somehow be able to get my hands on the Smock when it comes out.
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Re: Canadian UKPK

Postby Foolish Mortal » Wed May 16, 2018 12:22 pm

Like logic means anything to authoritarians and bureaucrats, other than a threat to their power.

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Re: Canadian UKPK

Postby SpyderNut » Wed May 16, 2018 2:58 pm

I am saddened to hear about this. I can only imagine how frustrating it would be to suddenly not have the ability to legally enjoy something that I've spent many years enjoying.

Just a thought: I don't own a UKPK, but it appears they are linerless, similar to the Squeak/Pingo. If this is true, I would think making some custom G-10 or Micarta scales would be fairly easy to do... Any chance you could post a picture of a UKPK disassembled?
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Re: Canadian UKPK

Postby sal » Wed May 16, 2018 3:25 pm

Hi Foolish Mortal,

Welcome to our forum.

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Re: Canadian UKPK

Postby colin.p » Wed May 16, 2018 3:34 pm

spyderg wrote:
Wed May 16, 2018 12:04 pm
Yet they haven’t changed any law about carrying or owning a one hand opening locking knife. You just can’t import one now. Sometime last year I saw a news report for Winnipeg,(where I live) that stated something to effect of 95% off all stabbings in the city the previous year were using kitchen knives. Followed by homemade shanks and hunting knives. Pocket knives made up less than 1%.
This new interpretation of the import rules is rediculous and reasoning for it is unsubstantiated. I’ve signed the petition but without a change in government there will be no change. So if late next year our leadership changes hands, then there will be a chance to have it re-evaluated and perhaps reversed.
In the meantime I’ll enjoy the ones I’ve got, and hope to somehow be able to get my hands on the Smock when it comes out.
Yup, pretty well the way I see it too. I have more than enough knives at the moment (I've been saying that 5 knives ago) so I wouldn't mind a relax from knife buying. Even though I have several Case slip joints, I suppose I could be talked into a Spyderco slippy.....

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Re: Canadian UKPK

Postby Liquid Cobra » Wed May 16, 2018 4:20 pm

SpyderNut wrote:
Wed May 16, 2018 2:58 pm
I am saddened to hear about this. I can only imagine how frustrating it would be to suddenly not have the ability to legally enjoy something that I've spent many years enjoying.

Just a thought: I don't own a UKPK, but it appears they are linerless, similar to the Squeak/Pingo. If this is true, I would think making some custom G-10 or Micarta scales would be fairly easy to do... Any chance you could post a picture of a UKPK disassembled?

This is probably where I’ll end up. Cuscadi makes really nice custom scales for the UKPK.

I don’t suppose you would consider making me a custom slipjoint? Hahaha. ;)
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Re: Canadian UKPK

Postby foofie » Wed May 16, 2018 4:28 pm

I have some cuscadi scales for the UKPK - they do a great job designing around the hinge points molded into the frn. Lots of other custom scale makers aren't interested in replacing frn scales for this reason.

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Re: Canadian UKPK

Postby Foolish Mortal » Wed May 16, 2018 5:24 pm

sal wrote:
Wed May 16, 2018 3:25 pm
Hi Foolish Mortal,

Welcome to our forum.

sal
Thanks, Sal. I appreciate what you and yours have done for the knife industry.

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Re: Canadian UKPK

Postby KingRat » Wed May 16, 2018 6:21 pm

If we do this, I want it to be huge. Like 4 ~ 4.5 inches of blade length. Not really for utility, but just because I want big honking knives streaming across the border.

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Re: Canadian UKPK

Postby stompin_boots » Wed May 16, 2018 7:43 pm

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You've been here a week. What do you know of LC?

But toward the end of which you speak, https://www.gofundme.com/canadian-knife-rights-law-suit
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Re: Canadian UKPK

Postby skeletor » Thu May 17, 2018 1:51 am

Liquid Cobra wrote:
Wed May 16, 2018 4:20 pm

This is probably where I’ll end up. Cuscadi makes really nice custom scales for the UKPK.

I don’t suppose you would consider making me a custom slipjoint? Hahaha. ;)
I usually let my UKPKs mod by Cuscadi and meanwhile I have quite a few of them (CF-, Kirinite-, G10-Variations) and I can highly recommend them, the scales are top quality and fit the UKPK perfectly. Also, the UKPK is (because of its simplicity) a very well suited knife for scale-swapping. But: Scales in titanium are not available, so I´m still waiting for a Ti-UKPK Sprint Run in the future (okay, probably unlikely, so the second market ist the way to go...).

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Re: Canadian UKPK

Postby bouhunter » Thu May 17, 2018 5:51 am

SF Native wrote:
Wed May 16, 2018 10:36 am
Time for a terzoula slip it sprint?!?
I could be down for that.
I have a Terzoula slipit. GREAT knife in every way. :)

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Re: Canadian UKPK

Postby SpyderNut » Thu May 17, 2018 10:52 am

Liquid Cobra wrote:
Wed May 16, 2018 4:20 pm
SpyderNut wrote:
Wed May 16, 2018 2:58 pm
I am saddened to hear about this. I can only imagine how frustrating it would be to suddenly not have the ability to legally enjoy something that I've spent many years enjoying.

Just a thought: I don't own a UKPK, but it appears they are linerless, similar to the Squeak/Pingo. If this is true, I would think making some custom G-10 or Micarta scales would be fairly easy to do... Any chance you could post a picture of a UKPK disassembled?

This is probably where I’ll end up. Cuscadi makes really nice custom scales for the UKPK.

I don’t suppose you would consider making me a custom slipjoint? Hahaha. ;)
You know, the thought did cross my mind. ;)
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Re: Canadian UKPK

Postby SF Native » Thu May 17, 2018 1:04 pm

Liquid Cobra wrote:
Wed May 16, 2018 4:20 pm
SpyderNut wrote:
Wed May 16, 2018 2:58 pm
I am saddened to hear about this. I can only imagine how frustrating it would be to suddenly not have the ability to legally enjoy something that I've spent many years enjoying.

Just a thought: I don't own a UKPK, but it appears they are linerless, similar to the Squeak/Pingo. If this is true, I would think making some custom G-10 or Micarta scales would be fairly easy to do... Any chance you could post a picture of a UKPK disassembled?

This is probably where I’ll end up. Cuscadi makes really nice custom scales for the UKPK.

I don’t suppose you would consider making me a custom slipjoint? Hahaha. ;)
Hey LC, I sent you a pm.

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Re: Canadian UKPK

Postby Liquid Cobra » Thu May 17, 2018 1:34 pm

SF Native wrote:
Thu May 17, 2018 1:04 pm
Liquid Cobra wrote:
Wed May 16, 2018 4:20 pm
SpyderNut wrote:
Wed May 16, 2018 2:58 pm
I am saddened to hear about this. I can only imagine how frustrating it would be to suddenly not have the ability to legally enjoy something that I've spent many years enjoying.

Just a thought: I don't own a UKPK, but it appears they are linerless, similar to the Squeak/Pingo. If this is true, I would think making some custom G-10 or Micarta scales would be fairly easy to do... Any chance you could post a picture of a UKPK disassembled?

This is probably where I’ll end up. Cuscadi makes really nice custom scales for the UKPK.

I don’t suppose you would consider making me a custom slipjoint? Hahaha. ;)
Hey LC, I sent you a pm.

Sorry, didn’t get it.
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Re: Canadian UKPK

Postby utor » Thu May 17, 2018 3:47 pm

SpyderNut wrote:
Wed May 16, 2018 2:58 pm
Just a thought: I don't own a UKPK, but it appears they are linerless, similar to the Squeak/Pingo. If this is true, I would think making some custom G-10 or Micarta scales would be fairly easy to do... Any chance you could post a picture of a UKPK disassembled?
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definitely possible and worth the work. :) it becomes a different knife and you can adjust the closure open resistance to your liking.

highly recommended mod!
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Re: Canadian UKPK

Postby Nate » Thu May 17, 2018 8:33 pm

Spyderco knows their market better than I do, but it does seem a bit weird that the only g10 slipit you can buy from Spyderco nowadays is the Byrd Tern. I'd like to see the UKPK in g10 again, missed the old runs.

...any interest in an "LE" round hole "Spyderco Tern" from China in not-black g10? :confused:
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Re: Canadian UKPK

Postby wsdavies » Fri May 18, 2018 11:52 am

The Spyderco Hoser...I like it.

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Re: Canadian UKPK

Postby TomAiello » Fri May 18, 2018 11:56 am

Spyderco Can-eh-dian?

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Re: Canadian UKPK

Postby MichaelScott » Fri May 18, 2018 6:52 pm

sal wrote:
Wed May 16, 2018 9:02 am
The fear of flickable knives in Canada, as I understand, is based on someone's ability to conceal a knife in a closed hand, get close to a Police Officer (or other innocent) and instantly produce a deadly force that was not visible and cause harm or kill someone.

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You may be correct. As we know, rational considerations will conclude that the tool is merely the means, the intent and willingness to act on it is the problem. And we also know that, unless vigorously opposed, politicians will always opt for the easy and most newsworthy response to evil acts. Some sort of personal response by Canadians is needed to combat such moronic rules that accomplish little. Write, call, email, join.
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