Are Brass Knuckles Legal in Canada?

Brass Knuckles Legal in Canada

Picture Reference: https://cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/publications/dm-md/d19/d19-13-2-eng.html

Yes! As long as they are made from plastic, plastic knuckles are perfectly legal to own in Canada. Metal Brass Knuckles however are illegal in Canada. Fortunately for Canadians, Monkey Knuckles are made from carbon fiber and ABS plastic making them perfectly legal to possess in Canada. With plastic knuckles Canadians don’t have to be worried about being charged with “possession of a prohibited weapon” which is a serious charge and is handed out when Canadians are caught possessing metal brass knuckles. Even though Plastic Knuckles are legal in Canada their misuse may nonetheless be punishable under other laws. Even though our knuckles are made of plastic they are not a toy, they have the ability to cause serious life altering damage and should not be purchased with the intention to misuse them.

The picture above is a screenshot from the Government of Canada’s border services agency website from Memorandum D19-13-2 which contains all information pertaining to weapons and firearms. We took the time to highlight (box) the important information for you, especially the part where it states that plastic knuckles are LEGAL in Canada. To view this on the Government of Canada’s website, you can CLICK HERE and scroll down to the Brass Knuckles section. We provide this reference as it is the most clear and concise statement that is present on an official government site and it relates to brass knuckles. As you can see it says “The following goods generally do not meet the definition of prohibited weapon, and thus do not fall under tariff item 9898.00.00” and directly under that it states “plastic knuckles do not fall within the definition of Brass Knuckles”. This definition is straight to the point and leaves no doubt in anyone’s mind that plastic knuckles are in fact LEGAL in Canada.


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