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Has anyone here had a knife confiscated by Customs and if so what was it?
Not had anything confiscated, but I once had a folder go missing for 2 months when I sent it to the US :freak:
On contacting the post office to see if they could find it, I got the reply that although they hadn't (and implied "wouldn't") looked for it, they felt it had probably been removed at one of their sorting offices or at customs, because I was in formed "it is illigal to export small green folding knives" :eek: :cussing:
As it turned out it arrived at it's destination the next day, but I was tempted to wright a snotty letter back asking what "colour" small folding knives I WAS allowed to export. :deal:
14-07-03, 09:31 PM
Not confiscated, but damaged, my Fallkniven A2, a slice, the full length of the sheath (prob Stanley knife, to undo the bubble wrap:doh: )
THEN, the idiot obviously started to wave it about & hit something (tubular steel chair or similar, I think) 'cos it had a sizable (@ 1/8th" long) dink on my beautiful factory edge:mad: Gits!
I was a little worried about my 36" shinto katana, but nope, no problems at all. :D
Dont quote me on this but I dont think they have the power to confiscate anything that is not illegal in the UK.
so unless it says "rambo nutter sharp ninja killer knife" or the like on the box or it is a bali or auto etc you should not have any trouble.
I try and avoid like the plague having my parcels opened by customs anyway for other pecuniary reasons.
All I can say to customs is :flipa:
(^(^*^ 9696 ((&()(& 968686 00-043$@#$@ %#% customs
well i did have to drive down to heathrow because airborne express had stupidly told customs that i had imported a Katar (push dagger) from india and wasn't that illegal .. they wouldn't release it until i explained how it was an antique and blah blah..
oh and then they stung me for vat and airborne expresses 'handling charge'
i pray for a pox on the excise
19-07-03, 07:47 AM
This news article http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/3073055.stm suggests that Scottish Police are willing to confiscate anything sharp that people bring back with them from holidays.
19-07-03, 09:55 AM
What??? The article says they've confiscated Death Stars - PLURAL?!?!
Quickly, we must inform the Rebellion...
Which is about on a par with that load of drivel. "they are considered to be offensive weapons and potentially dangerous" - yes, but I'd suggest they are on a very sticky legal wicket trying to steal them from their owners.
So what happens if, in some distant future (possibly in a galaxy far, far away), I travel to the Blade show with some stock to sell, bring back what doesn't sell - and the police try to remove it from me? I don't think so.
19-07-03, 02:22 PM
Sounds like they need to read the prohibited section in the relevant Act? Unless Scotland has different laws? :bandit:
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