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SWORDS FOR SALE

Packaging and Postage

All items are sent securely packed and protected. Our prices include Postage and Packaging to UK destinations. There is an additional cost for other destinations based on the total weight of your order, your location, and our method of despatch (see below). Orders are despatched in accordance with the regulations of the U.K & the destination country’s postal authorities. We always try to despatch orders within 48 hours of receipt of cleared funds.

Despatch – We only use Tracked Delivery systems:

IN THE UK: Either Post Office Special Delivery or Parcel Force Express 48 –tracked delivery systems, signature required.

EUROPE AND THE REST OF THE WORLD: Parcel Force Global Priority – signature on delivery required or by Royal Mail Airsure which is a tracked system but where a signature is not required.

Customs

The buyer is responsible for ensuring they are legally able to import / receive whatever they buy from us. A good reference for this is the Universal Postal Union Restrictions By Country page; simply look for the country you are resident in and check Section XIX / Chapter 93 which covers arms under that country. We do not take any responsibility for this; we only take responsibility for (guarantee) clearing outbound customs; Some countries allow antique / collector’s edged weapons but only with a import permit; it is the buyer’s responsibility to check.
European Union: Shipments within the EU do not matter UNLESS the member state you are in classifies antiques weapons as literal weapons, not collector’s items / antiques. The only EU state we are aware of with any issues in this respect is the Netherlands, but we will happily send items there as it is the buyer’s responsibility to check. Sending goods within the EU is legally “Movement of Goods”, not export / import. Many people in the UK think swords are banned there; antique and collector’s swords (such as WW2 Japanese and German edged weapons) are not banned at all; only so called “Samurai” swords (cheap copies of Japanese Katanas) are banned. Of course, all countries prohibit people from carrying swords in public, but to keep at home the swords you see here are not a problem.
Outside the EU: Buyers have the responsibility of checking with their domestic Customs authority to determine if the item they are interested in is permitted / requires an import permit or not. None of our items require an export license because they fall under the financial thresholds set by EC Regulation 3911/92 which governs antiques and in particular which items can be considered restricted “cultural goods”.


Acknowledgment & Acceptance of Orders

No contract will exist between you and us until we have received full payment from you and have dispatched the ordered products. Please note that our initial acknowledgment of your order does not constitute acceptance of that order. 
Should we, for any reason, decide not to accept your order we will advise you accordingly.

Insurance

Although we offer a world wide export scheme, and trust & rely on the various delivery systems used to work properly, it must be understood that items are sent entirely at the customer’s own risk. We will package the items well to prevent damage, and obtain all relevant despatch documents etc, but in the event of a parcel being lost in transit we will not be liable for such a loss. Insurance, to the limits quoted by the delivery company involved, against loss or damage is included in our quoted delivery prices but offers only minimal cover