Prices in Japan?

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Prices in Japan?

Postby Sharpy_swe » Fri Aug 17, 2007 2:41 pm

My brother is likely going for a trip to Japan, so I was wondering if the prices on the Seki City made Spyderco’s is cheaper there than USA?

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Postby fellyjr » Fri Aug 17, 2007 2:44 pm

I was told by a person that has shopped for knives in Japan that the prices seem to be at or above full MSRP.

You might want to try and contact Spyderwa here on the forum. He's been there and knows a bit about buying knives in Japan. ;)

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Japan Prices

Postby Knifewing » Fri Aug 17, 2007 3:26 pm

Please post any info you have or find. I'm going to Japan in March to visit my daughter, who's spending her junior year in Kyoto. I've been thinking about that titanium Delica...

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Postby Sharpy_swe » Sat Aug 18, 2007 2:23 pm

titanium Delica :eek: :eek: :eek:

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Knives in Japan

Postby spyderwa » Sat Aug 18, 2007 6:48 pm

Thanks for the heads up Felly. Spydercos are available in some of the better knife stores but they are not cheap. Sometimes you can find older models that have been sitting on the shelves for a while. The concept of sale prices or discount pricing is not very widespread at all. I know of a few knife stores in Tokyo as well as a few other locations. I have a Ti Delica but I bought it here by mail order rather than on one of my trips. I would consider looking in the stores for other brands as well as Spyderco that have different non-imported models.
Of far more importance to any knife guy that wants to travel and purchase knives in Japan are the rules about carrying knives. Even though they have a long history of edged tools they also have very restrictive laws with very harsh punishments. A foreigner with knives is a very attractive target for the police. As far as carrying a knife in my pocket I stuck with a Swiss Army Classic. Everything that I bought I sealed into slender shipping boxes and sealed as I was carrying them from the shop thus giving myself the excuse of "taking them to the Post Office to ship". Recently a driver found with a small camping knife of over 2.5" blade length was sent to jail for six months. He had a SAK knife in his glove box. Japan can be a great place to shop for knives and can be a lot of fun. You just need to be careful.

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Postby Sharpy_swe » Sun Aug 19, 2007 6:05 am

Thanks for the info :)

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Postby OrangeJoe » Sun Aug 19, 2007 7:26 am

Since this is up, let me ask:

Desirable Non-Import models from Spyderco. Which models?

Where can we -those of us not flying over- get those models online?


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Postby boxer93 » Sun Aug 19, 2007 8:07 am

OJoe,
I have had good luck with this company in the past. I believe the last time I ordered, they allowed credit cards through the website.
Also not everything on the website is in stock.
Good Luck.
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