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Restrictions

The Law

UK Law forbids the sale of weapons of alcohol to persons under the age of 18. As such we are unable to sell either of these items to those people lucky enough to be under the age of 18.

It is NOT illegal for somebody under the age of 18 to own a weapon, just illegal for us to sell them one. Parents or generous relations are welcome to purchase these items for persons under the age of 18 but we do remind you that these items can maim or kill so caution is advised.

So what is a “weapon”?

Any item on our site that can cause injury or death is classed as a weapon. Yes, we know that you cause injury with a plastic or wooden sword etc. In general anything made of steel and pointy, sharp or designed to club people will be restricted to sale to people over the age of 18 only. Projectile weapons such as crossbows are also restricted in the same way.

Do I need a licence to purchase a sword or other weaponry from your site?

UK Law does not require you to have a license to purchase or own a sword. All of the weaponry on our site is legal within the UK. If you are ordering from overseas it is best to check with your local law enforcement office before placing your order.

The only items that we sell that require you to be a member of a martial arts club or theatrical body are swords with curved blades that are not made in the traditional manner. The only swords that we sell that fall into this category are Japanese Iaito which have stainless steel blades.

Although these items are legal to own, they are not legal to be carried in public places without good reason – such as a re-enactment event where you are a participant etc. If in doubt, check with your local law enforcement office.

How do I prove my age?

Any item that is deemed to be a weapon or alcohol that is advertised on our site will have a confirmation box for you to tick to tell us that you are over 18.

Payment made by Credit Card or Paypal are deemed proof that the purchaser is over the age of 18 as both require you to be 18 to use these services.

Payments by Debit Card, Cheques and Postal Orders will be subject to further checks to confirm your age.

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