Shipping Katana to Canada
QUESTION: I was wondering if a razor sharp Katana such as the Tenchi blade could be shipped to Canada or if there is a law that doesnt allow it. If anyone lives in Quebec and can help me to know how it works I would appreciate it a lot.
I've shipped at least a hundred Cheness Katana to Canada and never had any problems. Generally speaking, there are no laws prohibiting importing Katana to Canada, though there may be laws against cane swords and other concealable blades, I am not sure.
Probably the most important thing is the METHOD of shipping there. Not only is USPS the most economical (I charge a flat rate of US$26 per sword, which is selectable in the checkout) - but it also tends to go smoother than UPS (and UPS can cost 3 times more!).
With UPS, you can guarantee to be charged GST and PST on each sword, and there is also often a brokerage fee of around US$50 on top! :-(
With USPS, there is no brokerage fee, and you may not even be charged GST/PST - depending on the vigilance of the individual postal worker.
So in short, 'tis not a problem (though you MUST be 18 to order).
Hope this helps!
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