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Old 17-02-2011, 07:22 AM   #1606
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Nice... and expensive...
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Old 17-02-2011, 08:48 AM   #1607
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Did anyone experience customs seizure ?
i thought shipping knife is high risk in sg before
I believe Singapore Customs have become more pragmatic in what they allow or disallow into Singapore. It would seem strange if they do not allow such knives to come in and yet departmental stores are selling kitchen knives with longer blades. Essentially, what they realy want is for us to declare these items openly.
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Old 17-02-2011, 09:12 AM   #1608
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Good answer. Haha... Yea suck thumb man. We should get a few people together and start a line manufacturing chef's knives shaped like Bowies. That'll confuse them...
LOL ceramic bowie
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Old 17-02-2011, 09:46 AM   #1609
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LOL ceramic bowie

The irony is very very seldom ppl use the kind of folders we collect to hurt someone, not to mention kill. These folders are too precious esp to us. More like collectors hurt themselves while playing with it. The folders I collect, I can't even bear to use it to chop a branch! Sim tia leh.
Hahahaha...

No one in the right frame of Mind will use a good and expensive knife to kill someone and then throw away man. Those morons and maniacs usually use kitchen knives if you read in the papers. Gangsters use chopper and parangs I guess.

For people like us, we buy, keep and admire the craftsmanship of the blades like a piece of art.
Maybe we'll EDC 1 or 2 cheaper ones for camping, hiking and fishing. BUT NOT THOSE THAT COST US A BOMB EVEN WITHOUT THE SHIPPING. THEY ARE TOO PRECIOUS.

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Old 17-02-2011, 09:58 AM   #1610
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If i were a ganster, i wouldn't even use any of my imported knives. Why should i when kitchen knives are cheap and avaliable everywhere =)
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Old 17-02-2011, 10:11 AM   #1611
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Very true. Although i think if i were a gangster i would prefer a cheap folder over a kitchen knife - easier to carry and conceal and probably better shaped for stabbing.
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Old 17-02-2011, 10:17 AM   #1612
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Well it's never really made sense to me either but I suppose if I were the government and I had to smoke something up my response would come along the following lines-

1) Purpose of the knife - Obviously the spirit in which a bowie knife is used is quite different from a chef's knife. The overall design and manufacture of a bowie blade is geared towards 'fighting' and other similarly violent applications.

2) Slippery slope argument - they have to draw the line somewhere, otherwise if they legalize knives, then longer knives, swords, etc. are just round the corner. And the Singapore government being the way it is, they obviously prefer to err on the side of caution - no matter how much of your freedom they take away in the process.

3) Practicality - The government can easily outlaw bowies, hunting knives, etc. that are longer than 6 inches without too many people kicking up any sort of fuss - just look at how small the knife collecting community is. So why not? Since it's always safety first with them. But if they tried to do that with chef's knives, there'd probably be some sort of culinary revolt.

At the end of the day though, to answer your question in the most direct way, how come you can't buy a 7 inch Bowie blade? Because gahmen say so - and you can't do anything about it except suck thumb.
If they outlaw chef's knives... hoseh liao... I will be out of a job..... and you probably will see housewives go on the street protesting....
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Old 17-02-2011, 10:19 AM   #1613
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Ya man... Seriously I don't think I'll even test any knives. Not even just to slice paper. I just like the look of them...

And anyway... Nothing matches the portability and power of the Chinese chopper...

Available at all good kitchen supplies stores for 1/100 of the price of any of the knives we are interested in.

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Old 17-02-2011, 10:38 AM   #1614
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The problem with most people is that when they see a knife, even a small folder, they have this stereotype thinking that it is dangerous. And they will probably ask,"Wah! Why bring knife!? Want to kill who sia!? Wait police catch you then you know."
Kind of irritating cos knife is basically a tool for you put to good use.
Knives don't kill, only those who has the intention will use it to kill.
They deem collectors like us as violent people. Plus these ignorant fools think that our knives are cheap like theirs in the kitchen! To buy a good piece of folder also need knowledge leh. Not just anyhow click and buy.
Honestly, don't you guys agree that for each piece that we collect, it involves alot of research on the reviews, its material and finishing. Then after paying comes the waiting and anticipation. When shipped out worry package lost, when arriving scared kanna stopped by customs. Then worry when it finally arrived got defects and got to send back....
SO EASY AH COLLECT ONE KNIFE!? TO THOSE PEOPLE WHO DON'T UNDERSTAND...THINK AGAIN. OR TRY COLLECTING ONE AND SEE FOR YOURSELF.

That's why I don't want to let ppl know this little hobby of mine.
Luckily, my girlfriend now starts to understand after I explain to her the dynamics of my blades. She starts to learn how to appreciate and tell me which ones are nice.
Even got her a small folder as EDC.
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Old 17-02-2011, 08:50 PM   #1615
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Woah... Saw some videos of the AK 47. Nice! I remember reading a couple of bros here have got it... Worth the purchase?
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Old 17-02-2011, 09:15 PM   #1616
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Power la! U made your girl appreciate knives =)
My mother used to be damn scared of knives and the idea of me collecting it. But my collection just keeps growing and she got used to it eventually.
Ak-47 is worth =)
I don't think the government will impose bans on 6'' bowie knives. Singapore practicies free trade, so as long as those knives are not used to break the law, the police will be ok with us owning it.
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Power la! U made your girl appreciate knives =)
My mother used to be damn scared of knives and the idea of me collecting it. But my collection just keeps growing and she got used to it eventually.
Ak-47 is worth =)
I don't think the government will impose bans on 6'' bowie knives. Singapore practicies free trade, so as long as those knives are not used to break the law, the police will be ok with us owning it.
If they ban 6 inch bowie knive cannot get the ESEE Junglas liao
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Old 17-02-2011, 09:48 PM   #1619
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The problem with most people is that when they see a knife, even a small folder, they have this stereotype thinking that it is dangerous. And they will probably ask,"Wah! Why bring knife!? Want to kill who sia!? Wait police catch you then you know."
Kind of irritating cos knife is basically a tool for you put to good use.
Knives don't kill, only those who has the intention will use it to kill.
They deem collectors like us as violent people. Plus these ignorant fools think that our knives are cheap like theirs in the kitchen! To buy a good piece of folder also need knowledge leh. Not just anyhow click and buy.
Honestly, don't you guys agree that for each piece that we collect, it involves alot of research on the reviews, its material and finishing. Then after paying comes the waiting and anticipation. When shipped out worry package lost, when arriving scared kanna stopped by customs. Then worry when it finally arrived got defects and got to send back....
SO EASY AH COLLECT ONE KNIFE!? TO THOSE PEOPLE WHO DON'T UNDERSTAND...THINK AGAIN. OR TRY COLLECTING ONE AND SEE FOR YOURSELF.

That's why I don't want to let ppl know this little hobby of mine.
Luckily, my girlfriend now starts to understand after I explain to her the dynamics of my blades. She starts to learn how to appreciate and tell me which ones are nice.
Even got her a small folder as EDC.

Nice, But its hard to get my gf to carry an edc.Got her a patterned SAK classic. she loves and carry that everyday. Cause of the butterfly decals and all.hahaha.

Regarding the topic of killing,i always say 'I can stab you with my pilot G1 and kill you anyway', afterall, the pen is mightier than the sword right?
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Old 17-02-2011, 09:54 PM   #1620
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I hope to get a mnandi soon.the tanto sebenza looks cool tho...Too bad can only afford one CRK probably for the next 10 years.HAHAHA
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