When a Japanese sword meets flesh

Discussion in 'Weapons' started by Dave Humm, May 22, 2006.

  1. Kogusoku

    Kogusoku 髭また伸びた! Supporter

    You are living in Japan, according to what you posted earlier on in the thread.

    You'll be aware then that importing foreign steel into Japan without proper permits is illegal then yes?

    Also if you are getting a Hanwei shinken (which are forged and manufactured in China), you'll have to apply for a Jūhōtōkenrui tōrokushō (銃砲刀剣類登録証) or gun and sword licence which inevitably means that you'll have to 'fess up and admit that you have imported foreign steel weapons into the country illegally which means you will probably get your sword confiscated and a hefty fine (possibly the price you would pay for a 2nd hand nihontō) as well as a potential legal slap on the wrist.

    If you don't get the licence and then are stopped by the 'satsu, then you're up to your neck in fecal matter for having an unregistered weapon.
    Last edited: Dec 22, 2011
  2. Fushigina neko

    Fushigina neko Valued Member

    Yes, I knew I had to have a permit, but I never heard that chinese steel was illegal in Japan. Well, I guess I'll have to wait a bit (and save money). Life is expensive in Japan...
  3. Kogusoku

    Kogusoku 髭また伸びた! Supporter

    僕も十年以上日本に住んでいました。 日本で生活の価格が高いけど英国はもっと高い。しょうがないな!
  4. Frodocious

    Frodocious She who MUST be obeyed! Moderator Supporter

    Subtle reminder to always post a translation with non-English text...
  5. matveimediaarts

    matveimediaarts Underappreciated genius

    Thanks for the thread. :) I started sword training last week. Still using a bokken at the moment, but will be moving on later.
  6. shootodog

    shootodog restless native

    "I also lived in Japan for more than ten years. Price of living is high in Japan, but the UK higher. S no ginger!"~google

    S no ginger?
  7. shootodog

    shootodog restless native

    Post removed, as it mentions a previouslt deleted post, sorry.
    Last edited by a moderator: Apr 18, 2013
  8. AleahParcon

    AleahParcon New Member

    Great post Dave!. Owning a sword comes with great awareness also to avoid any accidents. Thumbs up for this!
  9. HachiKuma

    HachiKuma Valued Member

    Don't go waving your thumbs around, that's just asking for trouble!

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