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  • hirotsj Wednesday, January 5, 2011 6:30 PM Reply
    Hi everyone. This is my first post.
    Has anyone ever had a knife sent to japan?
    I live in japan an I have a feeling that any type of knife will be confiscated at customs. So before I order something, I wanted to double check.
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  • UltraMagnus Thursday, January 6, 2011 3:50 AM Reply
    The main law regulating knife related matters is the jûtôhô, which has the following restrictions:

    * ban on switchblades/automatic knives (does not include balisongs, like in the US)
    * ban on double edged blades over 5.5cm
    * ban on non-japanese swords
    * ban on non-artistic swords, meaning Japanese swords must be made according to traditional standards - e.g. gunto are banned

    from : http://www.britishblades.com/forums/showthread.php?83751-Japanese-Knife-Laws

    It seems you are okay as long as it isn't a switchblade or dagger.
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  • hirotsj Thursday, January 6, 2011 7:30 AM Reply
    Thanks for the reply.
    I will try ordering something cheap and see how it goes!
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