Importing a hussar sabre

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Importing a hussar sabre

Postby Joghurt » Sat May 03, 2014 3:34 pm

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 1796 sabre)
It is just for display purposes, so I'd be happy with an unsharpened replica.. Unfortunately since then I learned they are banned under the 2008 act :S

I do want it quite bad, and i read that the 'handforged' clause is the only way around it. I have found a smith in Poland who uses only the traditional XVII techniques(same materials, forging, shape), and is willing to make me a blade.

Unfortunately I am a little clueless on how to get it here, and what would I need to provide for it to be all 'legal'. How do I prove it is handmade? How should I go around it coming in and not getting destroyed? I am sure the smith does not have any certification as he is a low volume producer.

Also what kind of taxes would I need to pay?
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Re: Importing a hussar sabre

Postby Big Lazy » Sun May 04, 2014 12:33 am

If he's willing to post it to ya with no description label or face value you'll 'possibly' be ok, but I wouldn't wanna risk it.
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Re: Importing a hussar sabre

Postby Joghurt » Sun May 04, 2014 10:57 am

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?


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