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    Username Post: Shipping knives to Sweden...        (Topic#814462)
    kaizenrei
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    02-08-08 09:45.44 - Post#1443597    



    Hey Folks,

    I recently tried to ship a fixed blade to Sweden through USPS and they told me that Sweden doesn't allow "Daggers, knives & weapons to be shipped to them with no exceptions".

    I'm wondering, how the hell do people in Sweden get their knives? The guy I tried sending it to has a huge collection of fixed blades. Does anyone know how to LEGALLY send knives from the US to Sweden? I sent the guy an email, and am currently waiting on the response. I'm going out on a limb here and guessing that Swedish people don't cut their sandwiches with hammers...
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    Shadowdiver
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    Re: Shipping knives to Sweden...
    02-08-08 09:59.02 - Post#1443608    


        In response to kaizenrei

    That has never been a problem for me. Several (more than ten)knives has been shipped to me, on different occasions, from US.
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    djpaintles
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    Re: Shipping knives to Sweden...
    02-08-08 09:59.25 - Post#1443610    


        In response to kaizenrei

    I had the same issue sending a knife to Denmark. This is what liberals in government will get you..............................DJ
     
    kaizenrei
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    Re: Shipping knives to Sweden...
    02-08-08 11:02.31 - Post#1443661    


        In response to Shadowdiver

    Shadowdiver,

    Do you remember what they used in their descriptions?

    I put: "Fallkniven A1 Collectors Knife"

    Obviously, they had a problem with "knife". Any tips on the description?
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    kaizenrei
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    Re: Shipping knives to Sweden...
    02-08-08 13:11.15 - Post#1443803    


        In response to kaizenrei

    After a suggestion on another forum and calling UPS for advice, I was able to ship it out through USPS with no problem.

    The first description I gave, "Fallkniven A1 Collectors Knife", was construed by the postal worker as a weapon and she denied allowing me to ship it.

    I just came back from a different postal office and described it as "Camping/Hunting Knife" and they took it without any questions.

    Something to keep in mind for anyone who plans to do deals that require shipping to Sweden.
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    Edited by kaizenrei on 02-08-08 13:11.43. Reason for edit: No reason given.
     
    The_Falcon
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    Re: Shipping knives to Sweden...
    02-08-08 17:43.38 - Post#1444041    


        In response to kaizenrei

    "Wood-working tool" would be a legitimately harmless description.
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    Shadowdiver
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    Re: Shipping knives to Sweden...
    02-09-08 01:43.17 - Post#1444135    


        In response to kaizenrei

    Somebody wrote; garden tool
    Well, good that everything worked out fine.
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    jeddy
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    05-02-12 12:35.14 - Post#2467191    


        In response to Shadowdiver

    I will send several Damascus knives (Kitchen knives) to Sweden. then I think the description of " Kitchen Tool" will be suitable.
    Is that right?
    Thank you.
     
    The_Guide
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    05-05-12 14:07.12 - Post#2468013    


        In response to jeddy

    Ive sent a couple falkies to sweden with no problem (actually not true, first attempt the package got returned to me stating it was refused at destination, but the buyer had not seen the package. second try it worked fine)


    When I ship knives, I always just put "camping tool" on the item declaration. Though I ship from a rather rural post office so packages tend to take a bit longer than if i manage to get to the city to ship... not sure why... but i digress..

    so yeah, camping tool, not knife

     
    Robo
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    05-06-12 03:02.56 - Post#2468114    


        In response to The_Guide

    Hi!

    Swedish laws allow knives exept autos, balis and the type of knives with similar functions. These are legal to own but not sell or bring in to the country.

    Assisted openers, axislocks and other normal knives are legal to sell, send or bring into Sweden.

    Hope this helps!

    Ps probably bad luck with an misinformed UPS or postlady...

    Rob
     
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