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by Moon
Wed May 14, 2014 10:29 pm
Forum: Advice & Questions
Topic: importing a hussar sabre
Replies: 19
Views: 3473

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: 1500

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: 3473

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: 2042

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: 1992

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: 2605

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: 3473

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: 3473

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: 3473

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: 3473

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 ...
by Moon
Sat May 03, 2014 10:22 pm
Forum: Customer Reviews
Topic: Something new coming for moi...
Replies: 18
Views: 3562

Re: Something new coming for moi...

I've pretty much fell in love with the gen 2 Tiger but it costs a cool 1K (damn that hanwei fire for forcing the prices up) Gone are the days when you could get a brand spanking new Hanwei Tiger daisho with enough change from £1K to buy a quality stand, a large slab of Stella and have a good curry ...
by Moon
Fri May 02, 2014 1:15 pm
Forum: Advice & Questions
Topic: Best value for money functional katanas available in the UK
Replies: 22
Views: 4852

Re: Best value for money functional katanas available in the

vjanda wrote:
What is this, secondary school f*****g humor?
You started it mate. :D
by Moon
Fri May 02, 2014 1:12 pm
Forum: Customer Reviews
Topic: Something new coming for moi...
Replies: 18
Views: 3562

Re: Something new coming for moi...

Big Lazy wrote:All I'll say is that it was a blind purchase. Haven't even seen a pic of it, but if its as good as it sounds I'm gonna be most happy :mrgreen:
Is "blind" like in Zatoichi a clue Larn? :mrgreen:
by Moon
Fri May 02, 2014 1:10 pm
Forum: Feedback & Suggestions
Topic: About the website of blades-uk
Replies: 3
Views: 1482

Re: About the website of blades-uk

Also would be good to give the items more specifik details like for example: not all swords details say it is a full tang or half tang sword or it is a "ready to battle" or an item for "ornament". :) Welcome to the forum. It's illegal in the UK to advertise blades etc. as "ready to battle" or any o...
by Moon
Wed Apr 30, 2014 4:47 pm
Forum: Advice & Questions
Topic: Best value for money functional katanas available in the UK
Replies: 22
Views: 4852

Re: Best value for money functional katanas available in the

vjanda wrote: I'm missing a katana in the arse.
Ain't that the truth. :>