I didn't have any issues, neither has my co-worker ordering from the same sources. However, I could have purchased an automatic knife (or all sorts of other things that are illegal here) from the same Chinese source if I wanted. I honestly don't want to get on any list, so I didn't even consider it. With the law changes in New York, I will *not* take any knife that could possibly be classified as a gravity knife when I cross the border (I have three camping trips upstate New York this summer, for example). The large knife in my picture above would fall under this category as you can flick it open with one hand. I don't need any border issues in my life.