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    Vendors in Canada

    My sister (Lynda)wants to get some nice J knives as presents for her sister in-laws. They will be presents from her and my brother in law.

    Lynda lives in Vancouver and want to get stuff that won't be stuck in customs or has a big tax due on entering so they want to buy in Canada. Anyone have any suggestions? TIA Tom

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    Paulsfinest and knifewear come to mind.


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    Tosho Knife Arts. Not that I've dealt with them, but they have some nice knives. Knifewear seems good as well.

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    I purchased a knife from "Tosho Knife Arts" once and it was a fine/good experience.

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    What I am aware of:
    All the below stores will ship the merchandise...

    In Toronto you have:
    http://toshoknifearts.com/
    http://knifetoronto.com/
    Lefty (Member of KKF): http://sharpandshinyshop.com/

    Quebec:
    www.paulsfinest.com/‎

    BC/Alberta:
    knifewear.com‎

    Also there is a store in Seattle Area, which is close to Vancouver
    http://www.epicedge.com



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    BTW, many non US vendors (from Japan and Europe) will put the price tag of the item you want them too. Anything below $50 is usually tax free. You have to be very unlucky to have your package be inspected if declared price is low.

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    Thank you guys very much!

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    Question for you guys that import: how often (if ever) do you end up being charged customs? I assume that a lot of you will request that the seller lower the shipping value just in case customs is applied, though of course you run the risk of losing out on insurance reimbursments should things go awry.

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    bought from japan direct not long ago knife was here in 3 days, Seller marked as a gift so no customs issues or duty charged
    Last edited by JHunter; 12-13-2013 at 09:28 PM. Reason: typo

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    Quote Originally Posted by JHunter View Post
    bought from japan direct not long ago knife was here in 3 days, Seller marked as a gift so no customs issues or duty charged
    Probably not always effective. As for contents, I know some people also label the knife as 'kitchen tool'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Asteger View Post
    Probably not always effective. As for contents, I know some people also label the knife as 'kitchen tool'.
    In the case of one seller (JCK) it is always effective. Koki will have your order to your door direct from Japan with blinding speed, extra charge free and for a grand total of 7$. A few months ago I ordered a knife from JCK and a stone from Tosho on the same day. The knife arrived 3 business days before Tosho even got around to shipping the stone.

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