Antique swords buyer - are you selling a
Are you selling a sword? We are prolific antique sword / edged
weapons buyer (we also buy vintage WW2 swords / daggers*)! Edged
weapons include sabres, cutlasses, daggers, dirks, mamelukes, shaskas,
shamshirs, etc. And we make it easy with a price guarantee.
If you sell your sword(s) at a traditional auction, you and the
buyer both pay a commission (normally 20% each) called a "premium",
so you do not make the true value of your item. If you sell militaria
via an online auction such as eBay, you pay fees and may not realize
the full price potential as there is little or no expert advice
available plus prolific fraud has driven prices down. Actually,
eBay now prohibits or restricts swords and other militaria so much
now, you may well find you can not sell there anyway.
Our antique sword buying price guarantee.
What we will do is make you an offer for any sword / sabre / edged
weapon you have for sale we are interested in based on what we would
bid / you would likely get for it at UK auction. If you accept our
offer, it means you and we both save around 20% as neither of us
have to pay an auction house their seller / buyer premiums.
Just send us some clear pictures by email and we will tell
you if we are interested and at what price. Our email address
is above (top right of the main image / photo) /
We pay in advance by UK to UK / IBAN EU bank transfers or PayPal
in advance (if you want payment by bank transfer to avoid PayPal's
fees, you will need to send us a scan of your photo ID). You will
need to pack the item but we will pay you extra for any packing
material costs incurred.
Once you have packed, if you are in the UK, we will even arrange
collection or you can drop the item off at your local post office.
If you are outside the UK, we would ask you to get a shipping /
postage price to us, and then we would pay you this money so that
you can send it to us.
1) It is unlikely we would be interested in buying items from outside
the EU / UK due to the processes involved, types of swords available
in the United States for example, etc. Though 200+ year old English,
Scottish and Islamic swords we might.
2) We never ever buy reproductions, tourist pieces, civilian training,
civilian combat, modern Japanese type swords, or fantasy swords.
3) *We DO buy Japanese edged weapons and Nazi items from people
BUT we now NEVER buy from self-professed Nihonto and / or Nazi German
dagger / sword collectors due to past experiences. We recommend
Nihonto / Nazi German Dagger / Sword collectors wishing to sell
items go to specialist dealers and / or auctioneers (sorry, we can
not recommend any).
We are sorry, but we do not offer / accept trade-ins. If
you have a sword you want to use to fund he purchase of one of our
swords, you need to sell it to us before or after you buy anything
from us; it must be a separate process.