Knives from Uzbekistan to Australia
Replies: 2 - Last Post: Oct 31, 2012 12:19 PM Last Post By: uriengel
Oct 30, 2012 7:01 AM
Knives from Uzbekistan to AustraliaHowdy,
I've been to Chust today and purchased a few knives - all standard butcher/kitchen knife style, no daggers etc. I am leaving UZ in a few days (via land to Kyrgyzstan) and am wondering what the best way to attempt to get these to Australia is. The knives are all perfectly legal to import into Australia.
I think my options are:
- Post from where I am (Andijan) with UZ post - will they be allowed and is this risky?
- Carry over border to KZ and post there - same issues as above?
- Carry over border to KZ and send DHL from OSH (expensive, do they ship knives?)
- Carry around in backpack for rest of trip (probably not feasible, as I'll likely take trains with my main pack, and I won't pass the metal detector test.
I am aware they scan your bags when you leave UZ via the land border, is there much likelihood they won't let me take them out of UZ into KZ?
I appreciate your thoughts. If anyone is thinking of going to Chust for a look at the Bazaar I can recommend it, I went via shared taxi and found it easyto get there from Fergana and then on to Andijan.
Oct 30, 2012 7:38 PM
1They do scan your bags when you cross the border. I'm not 100% sure what they were looking for. I think you'll be ok. In my case they told me to fill in the form again without declaring iPad and camera. Even cash they really only care about US dollars and to a lesser extent Euros and Rubles.
I'd be tempted to use someone like DHL myself... yes expensive, but depends on how valuable these knives are to you!
Oct 31, 2012 12:19 PM
2I've used the Kyrgyz post (airmail from Bishkek) to send a saddle home this summer. It arrived just fine.
Don't know how the Uzbek post service is.
Good for you, btw, Uzbek knives rock.
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