Cites "blanket" regulations from 2017.

Discussion in 'The Kitchen Knife' started by RDalman, Mar 15, 2017.

Help Support Kitchen Knife Forums by donating:

  1. Mar 15, 2017 #1

    RDalman

    RDalman

    RDalman

    Senior Member

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2015
    Messages:
    1,489
  2. Mar 15, 2017 #2

    dough

    dough

    dough

    Senior Member

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2011
    Messages:
    374
    Wow thank you for making a post and the detailed explanation. Can't imagine how terrible/annoying this could be for a lot of musical instruments.
     
  3. Mar 15, 2017 #3

    tcfarrar

    tcfarrar

    tcfarrar

    Member

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2016
    Messages:
    24
    I think he posted due to the high number of rosewood handled knives, not the musical instruments :p
     
  4. Mar 15, 2017 #4

    RDalman

    RDalman

    RDalman

    Senior Member

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2015
    Messages:
    1,489
    Yes Ebony and cocobolo I guess are the most common samples. Just figured it may be good to be aware of. I figured the article would explain well enough.
     
  5. Mar 15, 2017 #5
    Thanks. I guess it is time for me to have a closer look at what woods are regulated before shiping knives around and potentially getting into troubles.
     
  6. Mar 15, 2017 #6

    XooMG

    XooMG

    XooMG

    Senior Member

    Joined:
    May 23, 2013
    Messages:
    1,855
    I am glad I already ate all my rosewood handles.
     
  7. Mar 15, 2017 #7

    aboynamedsuita

    aboynamedsuita

    aboynamedsuita

    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2015
    Messages:
    3,814
    Location:
    YWG
    well ****, looks like those awesome HRB blocks I got in May 2016 which are in the USA for handles (some of which were to be completed last year) aren't going to be easy to get now
     
  8. Mar 15, 2017 #8

    aboynamedsuita

    aboynamedsuita

    aboynamedsuita

    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2015
    Messages:
    3,814
    Location:
    YWG
    I just did some follow-up research rather than rely solely on the third party website, and I think HRB will be okay.

    According to Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) Convention text, there are three appendices (I, II, III) which classify according to various risk levels.
    https://cites.org/sites/default/files/eng/disc/CITES-Convention-EN.pdf

    Appendices I & II were amended in late 2016 at the "Seventeenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties", and Dalbergia spp. (rosewoods, I think but am not 100% sure about the binomial nomenclature) were included in appendix II (except for species included in Appendix I)
    https://cites.org/sites/default/files/notif/E-Notif-2016-063.pdf

    The consolidated appendices can be viewed here
    https://cites.org/sites/default/files/notif/E-Notif-2016-068-A.pdf

    Annotation #15 which applies to Dalbergia spp. in appendix II indicates:
    So if I am correct, some of these regulated woods would be okay in the quantities seen in knife handles, with the appendix I Dalbergia Nigra (Brazilian rosewood) being an exception.

    I didn't look up all the woods to see if they have annotation #15, but checked Dalbergia spp. specifically Honduran rosewood (Dalbergia stevensonii) since I have to deal with it. That said I may play it safe and use another wood instead.
     
  9. Mar 16, 2017 #9

    dough

    dough

    dough

    Senior Member

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2011
    Messages:
    374
    yes i understood the implication but thanks
     

Draft saved Draft deleted

Share This Page

Group Builder