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Everything on this site is sold purely as a decorative item.

While swords are fun, they are not toys, and as such... 

...ARE NOT FOR SALE TO ANYONE UNDER 18 YEARS OF AGE. 

Many thanks and Confusion to the French! 

 (Who are very welcome and valued customers!)

Terms of Business

All details of business terms, prices & descriptions of items offered for sale in this shop are current, subject to change without prior notice & replace any previously advertised details.


Our Guarantee

All items advertised on this web site are of original period manufacture unless stated otherwise. We offer a money back guarantee on all of the goods supplied subject to the terms listed below.

1.Should you be unhappy with any item purchased, you should contact us by e mail within 7 days of receipt of the goods. The item can then be returned to us, provided that it is in the condition as sent, for a full refund of the purchase price. If an item is not notified to us within this time, it will be considered as being sold. We regret that postage costs are not refundable

2.This refund offer does not apply to any goods purchased in error (including errors in translation of the text of this web site to another language), on the behalf of a third party, nor to goods that have been damaged, disassembled or tampered with after purchase.

3.We supply items for collector's display purposes only & such items are not intended for actual wear or use. We do not guarantee the fitting of any clothing, footwear or headgear, nor their suitability for being worn.

4.The responsibility lies with the customer to ensure that any goods ordered are allowed to be imported into your country. If an item has to be returned because it cannot be imported to your country, we can offer other goods to the same value in exchange, less any return postage & import costs incurred by us, but are unable to give a refund.

4.Any returned items paid for via Paypal will be refunded via Paypal in sterling.


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. You may also receive a payment acknowledgment email from Paypal, this again does not constitute acceptance of that order.
Should we, for any reason, decide not to accept your order we will advise you accordingly and any monies paid will be refunded.


Availability of Goods

This web site is designed to show only items of stock that are still available for sale, but it is still remotely possible that an item could be sold during your visit to the web site. In the unlikely event that an item has been sold by the time that you place your order, we will inform you by return e-mail.


Delivery Charges

All orders are subject to a delivery, packing & handling charge. The correct charges will be automatically calculated via our Shopping basket ordering system and are based on the total weight of your order, your location and our normal method of despatch.


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

Copyright 

All photographs on the web site are our property and are not to be reproduced without prior permission.


Electronic Disclaimer

Due to the complexities of the electronic world regarding this web shop, we reserve the right to refuse a sale if there has been an electronic failure in the pricing of any specific item.