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    Importing Knifes

    Hi Team , Im after a OTF Knife , double action so first question is it even possible to import one ? I no customs have them listed as prohibited , if there is a chance to import one were is the import form located , about the only one I can find is a police general inquiry form , anyone else tried to get them or similar in ? , I have a perfectly good reason to own one , peeling potato's is not one of them basically need a knife that can be opened with ease single handily & preferably closed the same way .
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    Not a chance, customs will snatch it and you will get a please explain.
    Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.

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    there is a form that you can complete but I can tell you that single handed opening won't cut it.

    The only success I know of is as a collector - any other reason is rejected.
    Apart from the form, I would also suggest a fully motivated cover letter.

    The form you require is POL67OW
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    Quote Originally Posted by terryf View Post
    there is a form that you can complete but I can tell you that single handed opening won't cut it.

    The only success I know of is as a collector - any other reason is rejected.
    Apart from the form, I would also suggest a fully motivated cover letter.

    The form you require is POL67OW
    Wicked , Thanks Terry its worth a try I wont be making any purchase until or if I can get the necessary permissions .
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    Boaraxa...as oneshot stated.I sent a couple of these back to Kiwi several years ago(should have known better)they were confiscated.I did call customs directly,they had great pleasure in directing me to the appropriate sections of reading matter.......lesson learned,my bad..
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    There are other knives that can be opened and closed one handed, a Svord Peasant will work, as will sypderco and a good flipper too, zero tolerance is your best bet but strider, Emerson, hinderer and a few others make them...
    Of course a Stanley knife with a retractable blade works too and is cheap as chips...

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    would assisted opening work?? I have one of these and one handed operation is a breeze and quite quick
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    I have a walther knife that is very easy to open one handed also has bits so you can change size of the handle not a flash knife but almost too easy to open one handed. I think it was a p99 model comes with a belt pouch as well about a $100 .

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    Thanks for the reply's , iv got an assisted opener here , it opens real easy 1 handed if there was a safety catch on it I would consider using it but as it is I put a hair tie on it so it doesn't open in my pocket plus it requires 2 hands to close it , basically iv got a course coming up so the knife is used for cutting rope , rubber , clothing type material with a cold wet hand or hands so a partly serrated blade that has a safety switch & retracts in & out single handily in my mind would be perfect , figured if I ever got a please explain from customs that would be the best bit of explaining I could come up with plus I will have the paper work to back that yarn up !
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boaraxa View Post
    Thanks for the reply's , iv got an assisted opener here , it opens real easy 1 handed if there was a safety catch on it I would consider using it but as it is I put a hair tie on it so it doesn't open in my pocket plus it requires 2 hands to close it , basically iv got a course coming up so the knife is used for cutting rope , rubber , clothing type material with a cold wet hand or hands so a partly serrated blade that has a safety switch & retracts in & out single handily in my mind would be perfect , figured if I ever got a please explain from customs that would be the best bit of explaining I could come up with plus I will have the paper work to back that yarn up !
    Sounds you need a fixed blade rather than a folder.
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    Quote Originally Posted by terryf View Post
    Sounds you need a fixed blade rather than a folder.
    Knife sits in a chest pocket so don't really want a fixed blade , il try my luck with a OTF if that fails il settle on some other type of folder.
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    What is the occupation you require this knife for?

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    I have a couple of Kershaws that only require a single hand to open , whats the big issue?
    Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?

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    The kershaw has a lock on it, most knives can be opened one handed if they have a thumb stud and closed one handed with a little practice.

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    I used to use a Spyderco Manix 2 for sailing/racing. The one time I did need to use it when we dropped a rig it was pretty good, easy to open with one hand and if the pivot is just loose enough you can unlock and close it with one hand as well (the lock puts some resistance on the blade when its closed as well so it doesnt fall open). It has been retired to the dresser now and replaced with a much more extendible Bacho knife for that application

 

 

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