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Import of knives and other ideas

Sabu
27/05/2008
11:59:59 PM
Im wanting to get my fingers onto this wicked looking survival knife:
http://www.toollogic.com/index-outdoor.htm
and some fool showing it off via youtube:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2hn9MoAUF6U

Anyway my issue is that i havn't found any stores that sell it and given the exuberent prices here i'm aiming to buy direct from the US. The problem is customs who, obviously have a problem with the importation of knives.
I emailed the weapons dude who couldn't get his head around the link i sent and now believes this could be classed as a flickknife (and thus restricted).

So, does anyone have any experience with the system? I know i have to fill in some police and customs paperwork if i feel the serious need to go to the effort still advice is helpful.
Better yet does anyone know anywere, either online or a store that sells them?
And finally, does anyone have any knowledge of an equivilent or recemmended sharp stabbing implement! i particulary like this due to the firestarter, given im ALWAYS leaving my matches outside when it rains, so it just seems to be a handy all in one kinda deal.
Alright fire-away (no pun intended)!
cheers
patto
28/05/2008
12:45:40 AM
A folding knife is generally not considered a flick knife.

This should be fine to import and I doubt customs will care. I would just go ahead and order the damn thing if I was you.

russianSpy
28/05/2008
5:37:13 AM
hmmm.... looks very much like the knife bought by a coursemate at BCF Townsville a few weeks back. Was definitely under a $100, can't remember exactly how much though.

IdratherbeclimbingM9
28/05/2008
8:04:52 AM
I heard they are available very cheap through a Peruvian based mob and no restrictions on usage.
~> think the name was simonyatesknifeco.com or similar...
:P


>i particulary like this due to the firestarter, given im ALWAYS leaving my matches outside when it rains, so it just seems to be a handy all in one kinda deal.

So what are you gonna do when you leave your new pyromanic toy out in the rain and it rusts?

Knives and swords are so yesterdays fashion mate. The new breed moved on through weapons of mass destruction and is now into parkour!

Heh, heh, heh.

tnd
28/05/2008
8:36:00 AM
On 27/05/2008 Sabu wrote:
>...given
>the exuberent prices here...

Why are the prices so enthusiastic?

AlanD
28/05/2008
9:03:12 AM
Email the customs department with the link and ask whether the knife is a legal import. Doing this saves a whole lot of drama if the knife is illegal and is detected coming into Australia.

OzA
28/05/2008
9:42:03 AM
You can get this kind of gear at the following website.

http://www.legear.com.au/default.asp

http://store.legear.com/tolosg1sukn.html

Sabu
28/05/2008
9:53:15 AM
On 28/05/2008 tnd wrote:
>On 27/05/2008 Sabu wrote:
>>...given
>>the exuberent prices here...
>
>Why are the prices so enthusiastic?
enthusiasticly large.

On 28/05/2008 AlanD wrote:
>Email the customs department with the link and ask whether the knife is
>a legal import. Doing this saves a whole lot of drama if the knife is illegal
>and is detected coming into Australia.
Thats exactly what i did, told me it may be illegal if it were deemed a flick knife. i could send him the youtube link though!!
carlos
28/05/2008
10:17:47 AM
regardless of customs etc, having seen these knives I can say that they are rubbish.

Sabu
28/05/2008
11:36:17 AM
On 28/05/2008 carlos wrote:
>regardless of customs etc, having seen these knives I can say that they
>are rubbish.
How come?
carlos
28/05/2008
11:57:49 AM
had a play around with one a few times in a shop, compared to similar knives (e.g. sypderco delica) felt like a toy. heaps of flex between the blade and handle, whatever was in the "toy" slot was nearly impossbile to pull out. Certainly would not want to try to pull out the flnt to try and light a fire with cold wet fingers.

Spend your $$$ on a spyderco, byrd (cheap but decent version of sypderco), leatherman etc knife and a seperate ciggy lighter/flint/torch/sharpener/etc.

Rat Man
28/05/2008
10:01:36 PM
My understanding is that it comes with only one option. Either the torch or the firestarter or the sharpener.
You'd have to order 3 knives to get the 3 options.
Regarding customs, If it's not actually an assisted or automatic opener (which I'm pretty sure it isn't) then it's fine to bring in.

Otherwise ring the Keith Spencer at the Australian Knife Collectors Club. I think he has some liqidation models of these that he's selling cheap. - look up their site...

Haven't seen one in the flesh like Carlos, but it sounds like the build quality has a little to be desired.

Christian
Christian
mockmockmock
29/05/2008
6:20:58 PM
I have the torch one. Got it a few years ago as a birthday present. GREAT rescue knife. The torch is useful only if it's a REALLY dark night with no moon, otherwise it struggles. It's OFF function is a little ordinary but ok.

Do you have a " King of Knives" store at your local massive shopping centre? They usually stock them for about 80 bucks last time I looked.

Ratman is right, you select which one you want, light, flint or sharpener. Personally I'd skip the sharpener version, chances are you'll only bugger up the edge if you play with it. The last thing you want is a blunt rescue knife.


Hope this helps.

Ralph

Sabu
29/05/2008
7:15:28 PM
On 29/05/2008 mockmockmock wrote:
>I have the torch one. Got it a few years ago as a birthday present. GREAT
>rescue knife. The torch is useful only if it's a REALLY dark night with
>no moon, otherwise it struggles. It's OFF function is a little ordinary
>but ok.
Brilliant conflicting oppinions here! one says its crap another says its good!
Would you say its worth the 80 bucks given the multitude of other knives out there?

>Do you have a " King of Knives" store at your local massive shopping centre?
> They usually stock them for about 80 bucks last time I looked.
Excellent there's one at knox, i'll drop by and see if they have them

>Ratman is right, you select which one you want, light, flint or sharpener.
>Personally I'd skip the sharpener version, chances are you'll only bugger
>up the edge if you play with it. The last thing you want is a blunt rescue
>knife.
I'd be going with the firesteel.

>Hope this helps.
Yes thanks very much!

Cool Hand Lock
22/06/2008
12:48:27 PM
Your knife is for sale at Rays Outdoors for 12 bucks. It looks like a complete peice of crap.

Sabu
22/06/2008
4:02:52 PM
haha thanks! That might be one of the smaller versions for such a stupid price.


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