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Idaho knife maker 'nervous' about switchblade rule

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POST FALLS, Idaho. - A northern Idaho knife manufacturer says he's concerned about a U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency plan to reclassify certain imported knives as switchblades.

C.J. Buck, president and CEO of Post Falls-based Buck Knives, says the proposed new definition of a switchblade includes release-assisted knives and could apply to just about every folding knife in the country.

The proposed rule would apply only to imported knives, but Buck says he's worried it could eventually be applied to interstate commerce.

Idaho's entire congressional delegation last week wrote a letter to Janet Napolitano, secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, urging her to withdraw the proposed rules change.

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