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by vjanda
Sat May 17, 2014 1:36 pm
Forum: Advice & Questions
Topic: Importing a sword from the States
Replies: 11
Views: 2310

Re: Importing a sword from the States

Cheers Loz, I buy from you every month and your prices are unbeatable. I needed a Ronin Dojo Pro and after being assured by the US distributor that he sends to the UK regularly and that there won't be any problems with HM customs I ordered one. Pleased to report it has now been safely received, with...
by vjanda
Tue May 06, 2014 10:06 pm
Forum: The Cutting Edge
Topic: What not to do...
Replies: 7
Views: 1721

Re: What not to do...

Definitely a breeze blowing through in his loft :|
by vjanda
Tue May 06, 2014 5:49 pm
Forum: Advice & Questions
Topic: Importing a sword from the States
Replies: 11
Views: 2310

Re: Importing a sword from the States

That's about right. Vat + handling charge of about £20.
I bet it still worked out cheaper than if you bought in the Uk.
by vjanda
Mon May 05, 2014 9:28 pm
Forum: Advice & Questions
Topic: Importing a sword from the States
Replies: 11
Views: 2310

Re: Importing a sword from the States

Best advice is not to risk it. You risk it being confiscated by HM customs and if it does get through they'll charge you a small fortune in import fees. I once got stung for £110. I just found a well known manufacturer who states he regularly ships to the UK with all the paperwork necessary to avoi...
by vjanda
Mon May 05, 2014 9:24 pm
Forum: The Cutting Edge
Topic: What not to do...
Replies: 7
Views: 1721

Re: What not to do...

The decidedly odd looking bloke who did the un-boxing video also did a cutting test:
http://youtu.be/JGLSQthlbH4
by vjanda
Sat May 03, 2014 8:31 pm
Forum: The Cutting Edge
Topic: What not to do...
Replies: 7
Views: 1721

What not to do...

Proof that human stupidity knows no limits

Ouch
http://youtu.be/pXeJbxucF_0

OOUUUCHHH
http://youtu.be/bHEoozhRxl4
And a hilarious review throw in for good measure. Note the little kids facial expression at 0:46!
http://youtu.be/jb3UobSZl34
by vjanda
Fri May 02, 2014 5:26 pm
Forum: Advice & Questions
Topic: PPK price on blades-uk
Replies: 2
Views: 946

Re: PPK price on blades-uk

That's good to know.
A bit of polishing paste and elbow grease should sort out any imperfections on the blade.
I was worried they may be factory seconds.
by vjanda
Fri May 02, 2014 2:23 pm
Forum: Advice & Questions
Topic: PPK price on blades-uk
Replies: 2
Views: 946

PPK price on blades-uk

I noticed that at £236 the price on blades-uk is about £40 cheaper than on the other 2 UK sites that stock them. The description describes the blade as "not cosmetically flawless" so I'm wondering if the lower prices is may be due to this? If that's not the case then the b-uk price is great (for the...
by vjanda
Wed Apr 30, 2014 11:04 pm
Forum: Advice & Questions
Topic: Best value for money functional katanas available in the UK
Replies: 22
Views: 4295

Re: Best value for money functional katanas available in the

I've been collecting swords and knives for over 20 years (dear god I feel old after saying that) I have never used my swords on anything or any of my good knives, they are for admiring and cleaning occasionally which I find very zen like. it makes me feel sad to see the second hand swords on blades...
by vjanda
Wed Apr 30, 2014 4:57 pm
Forum: Advice & Questions
Topic: Best value for money functional katanas available in the UK
Replies: 22
Views: 4295

Re: Best value for money functional katanas available in the

Moon wrote:
vjanda wrote: I'm missing a katana in the arse.
Ain't that the truth. :>
What is this, secondary school f*cking humor?
Your whit as sharp as a your mama's beard (or a schrade survival knife for all you would be blade experts). :mrgreen:
by vjanda
Wed Apr 30, 2014 4:51 pm
Forum: Advice & Questions
Topic: Importing a sword from the States
Replies: 11
Views: 2310

Re: Importing a sword from the States

Then it must have been the ontario rat 2 folders that I had in the same parcel.
That would surprise me as I've imported over 2 dozen rat 1's.
My supplier always tightens the torx screw so they can be gravity opened.
by vjanda
Wed Apr 30, 2014 2:58 pm
Forum: Advice & Questions
Topic: Best value for money functional katanas available in the UK
Replies: 22
Views: 4295

Re: Best value for money functional katanas available in the

Easier said then done :mrgreen:
I collect and use knives and blades of all shapes and sizes for both hunting/skinning and fun.
I'm missing a katana in the arsenal.
by vjanda
Wed Apr 30, 2014 2:56 pm
Forum: Advice & Questions
Topic: Importing a sword from the States
Replies: 11
Views: 2310

Re: Importing a sword from the States

Bugger, it was less than a 1/3 of the UK price :( I import lots of gear from the States, knives, bows and crossbows. Never had a problem until last time when I had a folded steel tanto held in customs for a months. When I phoned them they said it's in a long queue waiting to be assessed for legality...
by vjanda
Wed Apr 30, 2014 1:18 pm
Forum: Advice & Questions
Topic: Importing a sword from the States
Replies: 11
Views: 2310

Importing a sword from the States

Has anyone tried importing a katana from the States? I found a mint Cold Steel Imperial katana that I'd like to add to my collection. The price is a steal even with shipping and taxes taken into account. The same model is openly sold in the UK but I'm worried how it will fare at HM Customs. Any advi...
by vjanda
Wed Apr 30, 2014 11:53 am
Forum: Advice & Questions
Topic: Best value for money functional katanas available in the UK
Replies: 22
Views: 4295

Re: Best value for money functional katanas available in the

To be fair to him he states that he wouldn't buy it based on looks. I'm after a beater that will take abuse and imperfect technique. Won't be a display piece.