Laws Relating To Carrying Knives In Canada

Laws Relating To Carrying Knives In Canada

This video covers a few of the laws relating to carrying knives in Canada, and how people get into trouble with the law when doing so–other than when they use them violently.

All comments for information only. Do not take anything as legal advice–if you have a legal issue, contact a lawyer directly so that you can received advice tailored to your situation. All views expressed are solely those of the creator.

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SGT Blades:


  1. Greg Kral on November 4, 2021 at 7:43 pm

    I was always mad about the butterfly knives or balisong bans…. that was like a fidget for me….. made no sense at all some of these knife restrictions, did take my rather impressive collection of knives to RCMP to clarify they were legal in college, and am fascinated by manufacture of steel, forging and all, even have a forge….. but yeah, some don’t make much sense to me. You can’t really not have knives all about anywhere, all kinds of uses… heck a brick or an assault style shoelace (sling) well, whatever, thanks for the clarification and education on this topic.

  2. sheephill kennel on November 4, 2021 at 7:44 pm

    what about a farmer carrying 4" fixed blade knife while in town grocery shopping, with the knife held in a normal belt sheath concealed by an untucked t-shirt?

  3. BH on November 4, 2021 at 7:45 pm

    Loved the comment – ‘opened your mouth and said something stupid’.

  4. Patriotism FIRST on November 4, 2021 at 7:46 pm

    Why does the canadian criminal code only works againts the good people

  5. This account was hacked by a pig in Nigeria on November 4, 2021 at 7:48 pm

    Chains make’ing . learn how to defend your self with a bamboo stick and alway make sure you have information on them more damaging then a bamboo stick .

  6. Jovica Materic on November 4, 2021 at 7:50 pm

    And here i was thinking that he was making a tool to cover the blade of the knife but no.

  7. csstatham on November 4, 2021 at 7:50 pm

    I’ve been in dozens of situations being asked for a knife, and when produced, I get asked: ‘Why do you carry a knife?’ Well dumbass, you asked for one, didn’t you? I am talking about folders under 3", not fantasy swords or collectable gas station knives. Lots of people’s ideas of normal are very skewed by popular culture.

  8. Cardboard Empire on November 4, 2021 at 7:50 pm

    Why would anyone want to protect themselves? What we need are laws to prevent criminals from harming us and that way we will be safe. We need laws to make murder and bodily harm illegal then criminals will stop doing this……yup

  9. Christopher Hodder on November 4, 2021 at 7:51 pm

    What about my pocket knife ? Can I actually cary it in my pocket ?

  10. buddy Holly's old friend on November 4, 2021 at 7:52 pm

    I go to the woods for one week, come back and you’ve gone got a good ol boys haircut. Looks good on you slick!

  11. Jake star on November 4, 2021 at 7:54 pm

    So how do you carry a knife in public then? Say folding knife with belt clip, Knife faced out for the public to see open carry? Or completely into your pocket concealed?

  12. Koun Neak on November 4, 2021 at 7:54 pm

    If i carry a multitool leatherman with knif, can you say to the police if asked that it is a useful tool for difference raison???

  13. jesse sioux on November 4, 2021 at 7:55 pm

    I don’t quite understand what you are saying about the taped together pens.

  14. Tyrone Tripod on November 4, 2021 at 7:57 pm

    i never did catch what the duct tape and pens were about?

  15. Steve Gregory on November 4, 2021 at 7:58 pm

    Very informative, thanks again for a great video.

  16. Tom Salken on November 4, 2021 at 7:59 pm

    I guess a pocket chain saw is out?

  17. sketchy samaritan on November 4, 2021 at 8:02 pm

    "They" love to make us criminals. "I" wish "them" cancer of the ass.

  18. M Lingard on November 4, 2021 at 8:03 pm

    Yeah, our Canadian laws are screwed up. If you are not big and strong enough to protect yourself with your fists, you are pretty much screwed in a random attack. I carry a knife every day, but it is for the purpose of a tool. Opening letters, cutting food and cardboard etc. Honestly, if you every have to fight to protect your life and can’t run away… You are better off using a brick or baseball bat that happens to be lying nearby. And you better only do it if you can obviously prove that your life was in danger.

  19. Robert Patter on November 4, 2021 at 8:03 pm

    The most impactful and powerful thing you can do is to say nothing

  20. Lost the box on November 4, 2021 at 8:03 pm

    over regulation and feel good nanny laws, great Canadian ideals (sarcasm). I am going to start hunting soon, and looking at our laws I simply do not want to deal with the government, so I will forgo firearms. Making the minority comfy and ignorantly happy is destroying this country. I miss Canada.

  21. Clara Morgan on November 4, 2021 at 8:06 pm

    Thank you. Can you please make a video about the fact that the law now allows us to carry a sword? I’m in Quebec and I don’t remember if this is a federal or provincial law. I just remember that the law has changed to allow people to publicly carry a sword. If I remember correctly, duels are now also allowed. However, I’d love it if you’d make a video on the carrying a sword in public and being allowed to duel. I’d like to know, for example, what happens if duels are allowed and someone gets insured or, worse, killed in the dueling process. What happens then? Don’t worry, I have absolutely no intention of dueling, nor harming anyone in any way. I’m just curious on a legal sense (I’m planning on going back to university to get my law bachelor so that I can, obviously, practice law). I find these peculiar laws interesting and intriguing because thay mention anything in relation to pre-existing laws.

  22. Chuck Summers on November 4, 2021 at 8:06 pm

    I make sure the folding knife I carry is blaze orange, has a seat belt cutter and a glass breaker. Its a tool I carry for everyday use and in case of emergencies as I once came across a car half under water in a creek. They were out when I got there, and all safe, a fireman showed me a pocket knife with a glass breaker. From that day on I figure every pocket knife I carry will have a seat belt cutter and glass breaker, just in case. And you usually have to break the glass in a corner. Dont ask me why, but they just break easily in the corners and not the middle.

  23. SG1 on November 4, 2021 at 8:07 pm

    I carry a cake and pie server every day. Because you never know when dessert is going to be served. 😏

  24. Sanxioned1 on November 4, 2021 at 8:08 pm

    Wait so, if we’re stopped by a cop and we’re answering other questions like, "hey why are you in this neighbourhood?" and then later they ask about your knife, it’s fine to just stop talking at that point? Won’t the sudden silence be used to try and say you were hiding something? Seems weird to answer some questions, then stop, then continue after they drop that point (if they do).

  25. Richard T on November 4, 2021 at 8:10 pm

    I’ve often wondered if carrying a shot sword (say Sting for sake of argument) in a place with active warning bear signs, would be legal? I’m afraid your great video muddies the waters. Yes, it is a weapon, no, intent was not for people’s harm, rather protection from a beat who the government has erected signs to warn folks walking down a path.

  26. Ender Charlie on November 4, 2021 at 8:11 pm


  27. Eric S on November 4, 2021 at 8:11 pm

    I can’t take seriously, any country, with the picture of an old woman, thought to be anointed BY GOD, on their money. Grow up!

  28. Aaron Yonny on November 4, 2021 at 8:13 pm

    Always carry – Canadian

  29. Alexi Pilon on November 4, 2021 at 8:14 pm

    So would that push knife ban also include the decorative marvel wolverine claws?

  30. Johnny Mac on November 4, 2021 at 8:15 pm

    I’ve carried a Swiss Army knife for forty years. It’s a multi-tool.

  31. marryson123 on November 4, 2021 at 8:19 pm

    So basically you have to be politically correct….. as Charleston Heston says, “political correctness is tyranny, just tyranny with manor.” No wonder why people say Canadians are “nice”, because they have “ manors”.

  32. Stacy Nodge on November 4, 2021 at 8:20 pm

    Lol. I agree with you 100% However, the boss LYING about you working there is a bad example. They could put him up for lying. Saying you NEED it for WORK could be disavowed by him though. Either way. Shut up is good advice!

  33. Paul Russel on November 4, 2021 at 8:20 pm

    This is actually really good to know considering I wander around most days with a drywall multi-function utility knife not even paying attention that it’s in my pocket or on my belt most of the time yes I use it as a tool it is a tool to me but it’s branded as a knife thank you very much for the great tips they say you learn something new everyday well I definitely learned today

  34. This account was hacked by a pig in Nigeria on November 4, 2021 at 8:21 pm

    Lol aug 7 anything the rcmp action’s are illegal .

  35. frank denuts on November 4, 2021 at 8:25 pm

    I carry a knife in my side every day for last 15 years and it’s a 7inch blade worn on my hip lol and I’m not stopping now

  36. doug weeks on November 4, 2021 at 8:26 pm

    Thank you very much for the info iam 65 and have carried a knife all my life only as a tool hicking ND never had a problem but thought of it as a weapon again thanks. Doug

  37. xHirtz d on November 4, 2021 at 8:28 pm

    Can someone help me 🙂 . I’ve been trying to know if it’s legal for me to have a Karambit knife. I do not wish to carry it around, I only want to collection them

  38. murray andru on November 4, 2021 at 8:28 pm

    Carry a rescue knife for safety !!! Leave the Monkey Fist at home in Hiding !!

  39. Benjamin Isakov on November 4, 2021 at 8:29 pm

    keep a roll of that orange tape in the pocket and the knife is used to cut a piece of it. and everyone knows how useful a duck tape is

  40. Ca na da boy Ca na da on November 4, 2021 at 8:31 pm

    For a start lets get Turdho unelected !

  41. Chuck Summers on November 4, 2021 at 8:32 pm

    If they have to trick a person into saying the wrong thing so they can charge them with having a weapon, it means it was not being used as a weapon but they want to charge you anyway. Sneaky fucks.

  42. SG1 on November 4, 2021 at 8:34 pm

    Canadian law is as clear as mud. On purpose to fuck up law abiding citizens. Criminals never get the same charges

  43. Chuck Summers on November 4, 2021 at 8:34 pm

    How does he know my ex girlfriend?

  44. Galenthor Storm on November 4, 2021 at 8:35 pm

    One oroblem I notoced with this videobis that ehen you started to show images of knives, you still had that law code stuff up, and I for one foundcthe images very difficult to see clearly

  45. ZombieSexmachine on November 4, 2021 at 8:38 pm

    Wait carrying ammo is a crime? What they going to do throw it at them?

  46. tbag - on November 4, 2021 at 8:39 pm

    This might be covered in another video that I missed… but I believe it’s the same situation with when the officer asks "Do you have any weapons?". The good hearted person thinks it’s an honest idea to say "I have a pocket knife", unknowingly indicating they have a knife as a weapon.

  47. R C Robertson on November 4, 2021 at 8:40 pm

    I live in Florida and I carry an automatic knife, a billy and a 9mm legally…lol. I am licensed, trained and insured

  48. Birdlaw101 on November 4, 2021 at 8:42 pm

    Where is the case law? Also, "flick knife" is a bogus term, with no clear cut legal definition.

  49. JesseCapo on November 4, 2021 at 8:43 pm

    great video, very well explained. A lot of people would find utility and use/carry one for our everyday tasks. But a lot of people are scared. Thanks!

  50. D D on November 4, 2021 at 8:43 pm

    Ok so nun chucks are prohibited weapon but what about nun chucks made out of hatchets or knives, do they now fit the criteria to be a tool?