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Halo
25-06-2010, 12:58 AM
Hello everyone,

I'll be travelling to Pakistan this summer and I currently practice Kendo and other martial arts. I was hoping I could bring my Katana with me in order to show the family and friends there a bit of what I learn here in Canada.

I've been looking around and it seems that any blade longer than 4-6 inches is considered illegal in Pakistan. I have heard a weapon's license can be issued for swords. I was wondering if anyone here knows whether this is true or not? And if so, can someone tell me how to acquire one before I arrive in Pakistan because I don't want my $500 Katana seized and destroyed by people swinging it around like a baseball bat.

As of the transport, I've allready gotten clearance from the airline through which im travelling for secure passage overseas.

Any helpful advice will be greatly appreciated,
Thanks in advance

Ka_Khan
25-06-2010, 01:27 AM
Wellcome to PakGuns Halo.
The following threads will try to give you the answers.

http://www.pakguns.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=3905

http://www.pakguns.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=1601

Topak
25-06-2010, 09:23 AM
Halo bro...
welcome to Pakistan and pak Guns....
legally you do need license for a sword....even for a sword stick and knife.

Abu Al Hawl
25-06-2010, 01:43 PM
Halo bro, get your license issued (Provincial or MOI) prior to your travel to Pakistan, once issued get it couriered to you in Canada and simply bring your Katana to Pakistan. and important piont is when you will travel back to Canada just sell it off to me :) i love Katanas too.

SalmanHusain
25-06-2010, 11:09 PM
hello there is this a original katana made in japan by hand or a true replica????

Halo
26-06-2010, 12:58 AM
@Abu; yes I've currently in the process of having it made, I'll have to contact my family for the papers to be sent, I'm guessing this would be the easiest and wiser thing to do. As of selling it, lol good luck, katanas are legal in Canada, you can walk around with it as long as your blade doesn't come out of the sheath; though you probably will be stopped by police a couple of times to tell you you shouldn't be walking around with it.

@Salman: No its not made in Japan, Japanese Law strictly prohibits exports of Katanas from the country and you can incur imprisonment if they catch you trying to take one out of Japan. As of replicas, most are fakes, you shouldn't buy replicas unless they come from one of the officially licensed japanese families in Japan(but then again you can't have it leave the country). You can find companies which sell live blade katanas which are made outside of Japan and the swords are meant for martial arts practice; most precisely Tameshigiri which is often taught by kendo and iaido instructors. The swords are very reliable and are made in modern factories which although might seem awkward, but making swords is much easier in our times that it was in the past and the metals we use these days are much better than in the past aswell, so I wouldn't worry about getting a replica.

Enigmatic Desires
28-06-2010, 02:25 AM
If U d get a Dai katana here in Pakistan.. U would be one of a very select number of people to do so.. I have only seen one Katana here so far. yours would be the 2nd.. to the best of my knowledge

KageFox
28-06-2010, 02:32 AM
A friend, whose dad owns Rivaj at Park Towers, told me that his dad can arrange to import an original katana (or as original as they can get). Catch is... it's often at quite a hefty price...

Enigmatic Desires
28-06-2010, 03:49 PM
A friend, whose dad owns Rivaj at Park Towers, told me that his dad can arrange to import an original katana (or as original as they can get). Catch is... it's often at quite a hefty price...

question is.. how hefty?

KageFox
28-06-2010, 03:51 PM
Hmm... how hefty... well, he told me that it started somewhere above 70-80K... could go up even higher. That was about all that I bothered to pay attention to...

Enigmatic Desires
28-06-2010, 04:31 PM
Hmm... how hefty... well, he told me that it started somewhere above 70-80K... could go up even higher. That was about all that I bothered to pay attention to...


for a quality Dai katana (assuming thats what it is an not a wuzhi kashi) its actually quite a decent price

KageFox
28-06-2010, 04:38 PM
For some sword eye-candy, check out Cold Steel's catalog, downloadable here (http://form.coldsteel.com/Catalog_Request.aspx?wf=http://www.coldsteel.com/)... they usually have some really good stuff... Pity that it can't be imported... at least not without a lot of hassle...

Enigmatic Desires
28-06-2010, 04:49 PM
Actualy i remember readin bout a saminar given by the cold steel people 'cut and dont be cut" in combat handguns. some fo the best edged weapons out there

Sensei
29-06-2010, 03:27 PM
well sounds great if any of our brother is really not worry to get any replica of Katana, :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mIDWG9Zn8j8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XY7li8Lb1eg

SalmanHusain
29-06-2010, 09:30 PM
well replicas of katana are filled in Thailand road side stall from multi tool to pocket knife machete teasers everything at very cheap rates!!! i have seen with my own eyes but my uncle didn't allow me to buy!!!:(

SalmanHusain
29-06-2010, 09:31 PM
well i can get a hand on couple of teasers!!!! even a machete....

Enigmatic Desires
30-06-2010, 12:24 AM
"Teasers"???

:o

damn an here I was pakin a "taser"

But I guess a couple of real live Teasers must come in handy

SalmanHusain
02-07-2010, 02:04 AM
"Teasers"???

:o

damn an here I was pakin a "taser"

But I guess a couple of real live Teasers must come in handy
what ever they r!!! jis k upper do plug hotay hain aur current marta hay!!!:P

MianTaimur
02-07-2010, 02:41 AM
"Teasers"???

:o

damn an here I was pakin a "taser"

But I guess a couple of real live Teasers must come in handy
what ever they r!!! jis k upper do plug hotay hain aur current marta hay!!!:P

Tasers I understand !! what they are and what they are capable of .............but Teasers
ahem ahem Teasers from Thailand, especially Bankok :P
my innocent mind tends to divert towards an apposite direction

SalmanHusain
02-07-2010, 02:53 AM
"Teasers"???

:o

damn an here I was pakin a "taser"

But I guess a couple of real live Teasers must come in handy
what ever they r!!! jis k upper do plug hotay hain aur current marta hay!!!:P

Tasers I understand !! what they are and what they are capable of .............but Teasers
ahem ahem Teasers from Thailand, especially Bankok :P
my innocent mind tends to divert towards an apposite direction
plz dont divert your mind taimur bhai because its a gun restricted forum with a lot of active mods checking the topics and posts!!!:)

Yalghari
24-08-2010, 12:39 AM
does anybody know it in customs wat is it? i hav al my doubts u should bring it in garb of a decoration piece

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29-08-2010, 04:16 PM
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29-08-2010, 04:18 PM
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notorious
30-08-2010, 10:28 AM
@halo,
hey brother...where u live in canada? and are u practicing martial art in any former school?
if its in Toronto i would like to join you guys...
and a friend of mine is putting an arm license course together in toronto...let me know if you are interested..
regards

Mig
14-09-2010, 09:53 PM
will u show us some pics of ur Katana

askhokhar
28-09-2010, 08:57 AM
@Abu; yes I've currently in the process of having it made, I'll have to contact my family for the papers to be sent, I'm guessing this would be the easiest and wiser thing to do. As of selling it, lol good luck, katanas are legal in Canada, you can walk around with it as long as your blade doesn't come out of the sheath; though you probably will be stopped by police a couple of times to tell you you shouldn't be walking around with it.

@Salman: No its not made in Japan, Japanese Law strictly prohibits exports of Katanas from the country and you can incur imprisonment if they catch you trying to take one out of Japan. As of replicas, most are fakes, you shouldn't buy replicas unless they come from one of the officially licensed japanese families in Japan(but then again you can't have it leave the country). You can find companies which sell live blade katanas which are made outside of Japan and the swords are meant for martial arts practice; most precisely Tameshigiri which is often taught by kendo and iaido instructors. The swords are very reliable and are made in modern factories which although might seem awkward, but making swords is much easier in our times that it was in the past and the metals we use these days are much better than in the past aswell, so I wouldn't worry about getting a replica.

It is rather little late reply ... I bought two katana from Japan in 1994 and brought them with me. No questions asked. I bought a sword from Shaolin, China and brought it back with me in 2008. No questions asked again. I brought a Nepalese dagger with me in 2008. No questions asked. However, I had a problem in Ordos airport, Inner Mongolia China. I bought a Mongol sword and it was in my checked baggage. I was stopped at the airport. According to the airport security, knife was allowed to be carried in checked baggage but not a sword. I told them that in 2008, I was allowed to carry a much larger sword from Zhengzhou to Beijing and then onwards to Islamabad. I was asked to wait for about 30 minutes, and then allowed to depart, of course with my beautiful Mongolian sword.

HammadArshad
28-09-2010, 10:58 AM
@askhokhar Sir, would love to see your swords and daggers sometime, please share some pics whenever you can so that we may see them as well.

Regards,

askhokhar
28-09-2010, 11:17 AM
@ Hammad Arshad Saheb

I am going to Karachi this evening, followed by Lahore. InshaAllah, I will take the photos and share them here.

Have a nice day

wasifali89
30-09-2010, 08:25 PM
pics would be appreciated of the katana by the thread poster and the rest swords by askhokhar