Nah, I just live in Canada at the moment. I'm UK. Ghosts and assumptions being the main issue here. My point was to ask why you are circulating rumours, speculations and hypotheses along with your thoughts of the notions, views and opinions of others about what is and isn't legal rather than sticking to what is factual about the matter. It really don't help. In Canada, carry what you like. But be a clown and suffer under the foolish person laws. Same as in most of the US ... except many big cities there have more or less zero carry. Chicago and NY, for instance, are much more closely regulated than anywhere in the UK. Chicago, you can carry a locker but the blade has to be under 2". if you think there is a violence problem in the UK, take a look at the annual stats just for Chicago.