Important Details

July 10th, 2018

This past week we’ve seen an increase in customers not knowing what they need and despite our efforts to pull out the required information from them we are still unable to fulfill their needs as they didn’t know the answers to the questions.

Example :
“I need a karate uniform for my sister’s boyfriend’s nephew.”
“Ok, what size of uniform, colour and weight do you need?”
“I don’t know, don’t you?”
“Nope. Neither do I, I made a deal with Odin prior to being born, I gave up psychic abilities for good looks, so I do not possess the ability to magically know the size, colour and weight of a uniform for someone I never met by simply closing my eyes and humming some made up mantra.”

The easiest way to look at this is by using a reference to cars.
If you walk into Canadian Tire and ask for an air filter they’ll come at you with a slew of questions such as who manufacturers your car, what model, what year, and so forth. And most people know this … about cars at least.
So many people do not apply the need for details as they do with automobile parts with other items in the known world.

If you want the transaction to go quickly and smoothly …. come prepared.
Get all the details first.
Research through our website.
Do not expect us to have magic abilities.

We do not have super powers but we’re damn fine good looking!
Thanks Odin.

Canada Border Services Agency Seizure

June 12th, 2018

To those who think we were making it up, it is now come to the point where Canadians are being charged for importing folding knives.

We do not have details about the individual or business importing these knives so there may be a back story to this that we do not know.

What we do know is that all the knives shown in the picture are Spring Assisted knives and perfectly legal within Canada, however, because of the new CBSA Policy implemented by the CITT these knives are considered prohibited for entry (import) into Canada.

Many people have a hard time wrapping their heads around this idea.
So here’s the best I can do to explain this …
Get an empty box and put it in the middle of your room.
Write “Canada” on the side of the box.
Now you can put anything you want into that box, except a folding knife.
Put a kitchen knife in it, put a hammer in it, put a wrench in it, but you CANNOT put a one hand opening folding knife in to the box.
If you have your PAL you can put a SHOTGUN in the box, but you can’t put your 3″ blade Spyderco folding knife in it.

And another thing :

If you look inside the box and go “Hey there’s a folding knife already in the box!” That’s OK, it can stay there, that’s perfectly legal.
Problem is this, if you take it out of the box and go on vacation, you CANNOT put it back into the box when you return.

I mean you can try, but as the article states above (which was released this morning June 12 at 7am PST) you run the risk of being charged. CBSA may not simply take the knife away from you, they now have set a precedent where someone has been charged for importing one hand opening knives.

Sign the petition to reverse this CITT policy by clicking this link : because now we’re not trying to get our tools into Canada but now we’re trying to protect Canadians from being charged for simply wanting a cutting tool that has cool dragons on the handle.

Are you excited? We are!!

May 2nd, 2018

We get asked this everyday …

March 24th, 2018

We get asked this multiple times everyday … I wonder how many times the cashiers at Wal-Mart are asked this?

We are already a discount store.

So … here’s a little sign we put up.

It’s been one of those days …

March 23rd, 2018

We are a store.

Why haven’t you posted in a while …. ?

March 14th, 2018

Why haven’t I posted in a while?

Oh man ….. the things that have been happening here ….. too much to discuss and most of it you wouldn’t believe as it seems so far fetched that it could actually happened.

I’ll let you know once the dust settles.

How come you don’t know the laws in the USA?

February 26th, 2018

Customer traveling from the USA : “Is this legal in the USA?”

Me : “Sorry, I don’t know.”

USA Customer : “Why not? You sell this stuff, you should know!”

Me : “No. Sorry. I don’t know the laws of foreign countries.”

USA Customer : “I’m not a foreigner!!!”

Me : ……. stares blankly ……

Tsukino Con this weekend!

February 6th, 2018

Wow, it’s been a busy few weeks that I haven’t had the opportunity to post on here.

I have a free minute now to let you all know about the upcoming TsukinoCon coming this weekend of February 10th, 11th and Monday the 12th!

As always, we’ll be having great sales and new products not seen in our store before!

What to expect :
Up to 50% off video game related products
Up to 75% off select knives and blades
Deeper discounts off LARP and Cosplay items

The convention opens this Saturday at 12:30pm until 8pm then continues on Sunday from 10am till 8pm and closes up on Monday with hours from 10am until 3pm.

We’ll be located in the Elliott Building in Room 162 at UVic.

We will be accepting cash as well as debit and credit.

See you there!!

January is here!

January 2nd, 2018

There were hardly any posts last December because it was crazy busy here!

We’d like to express a huge THANK YOU to all those that ordered online and shopped our downtown store!

January is here and so now the hunt begins for the coolest gear you’ve ever seen.
We’re bringing some more Kershaw and some Gerber.
We’ll be expanding our polypropylene weapon selection.
Also adding more martial art shoes plus some other unique sport shoes not seen at those carbon copy shops in the mall.
Plus we’re looking at some unique items for the 2 upcoming conventions
( TsukinoCon and Capital City Comic Con ) that will only be revealed at these events!
And of course so much more coming your way! Keep an eye on our website!

Again, a huge THANK YOU to everyone for your support in 2017 and we’re looking forward to wow’ing you in 2018.

Get your orders in pronto ..

December 12th, 2017