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by Moon
Sun Aug 24, 2014 9:42 pm
Forum: Advice & Questions
Topic: what oil to use on The Outback?
Replies: 33
Views: 6779

Re: what oil to use on The Outback?

Exactly! a little brass lock bar at the base to unlock/lock the handles, oh happy days......now ruined by idiots who think they know whats best for us, how I detest Politicians! :GG Allo Dave. :D I had one similar to this with a brass lock bar years ago... http://www.pbase.com/balisong/image/100945...
by Moon
Tue Aug 12, 2014 12:18 pm
Forum: Blades UK Forum
Topic: Delivery to ireland
Replies: 2
Views: 1818

Re: Delivery to ireland

The Law in Ireland appears to be very similar to the UK - best check with the Department of Justice & Equality. ;) http://www.justice.ie/en/JELR/Pages/Firearms_and_Ammunition_FAQ 14. What are Offensive Weapons? Certain weapons have been listed as offensive weapons. These include flick-knives, knuckl...
by Moon
Sat May 24, 2014 10:20 pm
Forum: Sword Collectors Chat
Topic: Coming soon to my collection..... Tiger Elite Katata
Replies: 7
Views: 2067

Re: Coming soon to my collection..... Tiger Elite Katata

Dont get me started on politics, I could be here all day raving about it (anyone that has me on facebook knows this already lol) Proud to be British, ashamed of my Government. #torybritain Same here, I have the dubious honour of having the most complaints to Admin' about my posts on our County Coun...
by Moon
Sat May 17, 2014 9:18 pm
Forum: Customer Reviews
Topic: Koto Tsuba
Replies: 10
Views: 2739

Re: Koto Tsuba

its a good 3mm thicker than a standard tsuaba around the hole, and around 6mm bigger overall due to the raised characters. Being upside down would really look pretty daft too. Pretty sure its just for display. I like it even though it is just for display with those dimensions, it's not really upsid...
by Moon
Sat May 17, 2014 12:39 am
Forum: Advice & Questions
Topic: Which Japanese kabuto and mempo?
Replies: 34
Views: 6373

Re: Which Japanese kabuto and mempo?

Big Lazy wrote:It's arrived and its a beauty for damn sure. Now I gotta pick out a suitable place to display it.
Yes Sir, congratz on a great addition to your fine collection.
It's way in front of all the pics I've seen on retailer's sites - I'm really impressed and that doesn't happen very often. ;)
by Moon
Wed May 14, 2014 10:29 pm
Forum: Advice & Questions
Topic: importing a hussar sabre
Replies: 19
Views: 4360

Re: importing a hussar sabre

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 reliably, if Blades-uk can - surely it is a matter of a correct certificate. I wish Loz would comment - I would ideally like to import it through a stor...
by Moon
Wed May 14, 2014 1:50 pm
Forum: Blades UK Forum
Topic: shipping
Replies: 3
Views: 1806

Re: shipping

Is it legal to import a sword or dagger in Cyprus? :S http://www.visitcyprus.com/wps/portal/getting_to_cyprus/entry_requirements/!ut/p/c4/04_SB8K8xLLM9MSSzPy8xBz9CP0os3hXN0fHYE8TIwMDo0BLAyNDAyOvMD9jIyNHY_2CbEdFANm1xkM!/ The import of fire arms, ammunition, explosives, flick knives, daggers, swords, ...
by Moon
Tue May 13, 2014 7:57 pm
Forum: Advice & Questions
Topic: importing a hussar sabre
Replies: 19
Views: 4360

Re: importing a hussar sabre

the blade master wrote:well to be honest moon or loz will know a lot more about it than
I do to be honest they,ll be the best people to get any info from
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.
by Moon
Tue May 13, 2014 7:54 pm
Forum: Visitors Centre
Topic: Greeting and salutations.
Replies: 8
Views: 2558

Re: Greeting and salutations.

Welcome Lawrence, we can't call you Loz as we've already got one and he's the boss around here. :D
by Moon
Sat May 10, 2014 4:11 pm
Forum: Feedback & Suggestions
Topic: Simulated temper
Replies: 7
Views: 2443

Re: Simulated temper

Hey I've bought the "Handforged Samurai sword" on page 7 of the "Handforged samurai swords" tab and it stated it has a simulated temper? Can anyone tell me how it was heat treated? Thanks I think the listing should read 'simulated temper line' which means it has a brushed or etched hamon and the bl...
by Moon
Wed May 07, 2014 12:11 am
Forum: Advice & Questions
Topic: Importing a sword from the States
Replies: 11
Views: 3256

Re: Importing a sword from the States

That's about right. Vat + handling charge of about £20. I bet it still worked out cheaper than if you bought in the Uk. General rule of thumb is to add 25% of the total item cost + shipping charge for swords from the USA to cover Duty, VAT and handling charge which will vary depending on which serv...
by Moon
Tue May 06, 2014 10:41 pm
Forum: Advice & Questions
Topic: importing a hussar sabre
Replies: 19
Views: 4360

Re: importing a hussar sabre

There are a couple of UKBF Officers who post on British Blades forum who openly admit that they are just as confused as we are regarding what's legal or not when it comes to swords and the unofficial stance appears to be something like - ' If it looks like it could be illegal, seize it and let Joe P...
by Moon
Tue May 06, 2014 5:23 pm
Forum: Advice & Questions
Topic: importing a hussar sabre
Replies: 19
Views: 4360

Re: importing a hussar sabre

and by that time your sword may even have been destroyed. That's something to consider too. I haven't read of anybody who's taken a case to court yet, I believe it costs about £1500 just to have it heard and the chances of 'Joe Public' winning a case, getting a sword released by UKBF (if it hasn't ...
by Moon
Tue May 06, 2014 1:50 pm
Forum: Advice & Questions
Topic: importing a hussar sabre
Replies: 19
Views: 4360

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! Yes, they are very expensive, a helluva lot more than I thought initially. 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 i...
by Moon
Mon May 05, 2014 10:21 am
Forum: Advice & Questions
Topic: importing a hussar sabre
Replies: 19
Views: 4360

Re: importing a hussar sabre

As Poland is a member of the EU you won't be liable to pay Duty and VAT on items imported from that country. Try finding an antique with unquestionable provenance of it being over 100 years old so the legality of importing the sword is null but that may be reflected on the price tag compared to the ...