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by Joghurt
Sat May 17, 2014 2:48 pm
Forum: Advice & Questions
Topic: importing a hussar sabre
Replies: 19
Views: 5092

Re: importing a hussar sabre

Hmmm wasn't quite expecting someone to follow a a link from the picture itself.. Managed to find another one, even better perhaps, and £100 cheaper :) I will drop Loz an email i think, to save myself a headache. what do u guys think of this? http://www.karabela.republika.pl/bb/szable/husarska6.jpg
by Joghurt
Sat May 17, 2014 2:39 pm
Forum: Advice & Questions
Topic: Which Japanese kabuto and mempo?
Replies: 34
Views: 7530

Re: Which Japanese kabuto and mempo?

Looks awesome! Tried wearing it? :>
by Joghurt
Wed May 14, 2014 7:19 pm
Forum: Advice & Questions
Topic: importing a hussar sabre
Replies: 19
Views: 5092

Re: importing a hussar sabre

You give me too much credit Mick, I haven't bought a sword from abroad since the law was amended and don't intend to either - far too risky IMO. I wonder if anyone has and was successful? Have you heard of anyone that did, and how did they do it? Surely there must be a way of importing them reliabl...
by Joghurt
Sat May 10, 2014 4:17 pm
Forum: Advice & Questions
Topic: importing a hussar sabre
Replies: 19
Views: 5092

Re: importing a hussar sabre

So they just take it at face value? The more I read about this law the more ridiculous it seems...
by Joghurt
Sat May 10, 2014 10:59 am
Forum: Advice & Questions
Topic: importing a hussar sabre
Replies: 19
Views: 5092

Re: importing a hussar sabre

Hopefully a clear certificate from the manufacturer, and the fact that it is hand forged will be enough. This brings me to possibly my final question. For anyone who has a handforged blade, I assume it came with a certificate or some paperwork that proves it. Would someone be so kind and scan it, or...
by Joghurt
Tue May 06, 2014 9:22 pm
Forum: Advice & Questions
Topic: importing a hussar sabre
Replies: 19
Views: 5092

Re: importing a hussar sabre

Customs usually only check the package for documents that show the contents and costs of contents and work out the fees from that. If the seller doesn't put such info on the box then odds are it will get trough... but you take the risk. I recently ordered something from America a while back through...
by Joghurt
Tue May 06, 2014 6:45 pm
Forum: Advice & Questions
Topic: importing a hussar sabre
Replies: 19
Views: 5092

Re: importing a hussar sabre

Yes, they are very expensive, a helluva lot more than I thought initially. Well there is one sabre I'd not mind too much, but it was made from 1932-1939, and even then a well kept one that you'd want to display can cost well over £1000. And it is still illegal! Anyhow, a court case, getting a blade...
by Joghurt
Mon May 05, 2014 11:35 am
Forum: Advice & Questions
Topic: importing a hussar sabre
Replies: 19
Views: 5092

Re: importing a hussar sabre

If i could get an antique blade I would, but these (in good condition) would cost more than a car!
Why, if a blade is genuinely made to old-time methods and materials and hence legal under current law, is it so hard to get it over here?
by Joghurt
Sun May 04, 2014 11:51 pm
Forum: Advice & Questions
Topic: importing a hussar sabre
Replies: 19
Views: 5092

Re: importing a hussar sabre

Id definitely be happy to get it through blades uk, if it saves me the trouble of dealing with the customs!
Trouble is that while the sword is common piece in Poland its quite rare in England. And most versions youd get in Poland are just cheap replicas that wont fall into the handmade bracket..
by Joghurt
Sun May 04, 2014 8:05 pm
Forum: Advice & Questions
Topic: importing a hussar sabre
Replies: 19
Views: 5092

importing a hussar sabre

Hi all! Last thread seemed to have disappeared after being initially approved, so im re-posting! I would like to start a sword collection. The sword i always wanted is a XVII cent. Polish winged hussar sabre. (it is basically something similar to the English 1796 sabre) As far as i am aware the only...
by Joghurt
Sun May 04, 2014 7:32 pm
Forum: Visitors Centre
Topic: Hi all!
Replies: 3
Views: 1581

Re: Hi all!

Haha didnt say u did! But my thread just vanished after i edited my post :|
no worries, ill re-post!
by Joghurt
Sun May 04, 2014 5:44 pm
Forum: Visitors Centre
Topic: Hi all!
Replies: 3
Views: 1581

Hi all!

I am new to the forum and thought I'd say hello! so.. Hello! Hope to start my sword collection soon, and thought this is a place to be :) I am mostly into European Stuff, esp. sabres. (too bad these are so hard to get a hold of) (question to Big Lazy - please delete once you see it - My previous top...
by Joghurt
Sun May 04, 2014 10:57 am
Forum: Advice & Questions
Topic: Importing a hussar sabre
Replies: 2
Views: 1458

Re: Importing a hussar sabre

Itd rather not take chances..
The way I see it, the sword definitely falls into the handforged clause. Id just like to know what it takes to prove it so it can go through as smooth as possible?
by Joghurt
Sat May 03, 2014 3:34 pm
Forum: Advice & Questions
Topic: Importing a hussar sabre
Replies: 2
Views: 1458

Importing a hussar sabre

Hi everyone! I am looking for some advice, and was told this is the best place to get it. I want to start my sword collection. I'd like the first sword to be a very specific XVII cent. Polish winged hussar sabre - something I wanted since I was a kid. (it is very similar to the English light cavalry...