Are you selling a sword? We are prolific antique sword / edged weapons buyer (we also buy vintage WW2 swords / daggers*) in the UK! 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: Click Here.
PLEASE NOTE: We will / do not provide you with any information on your sword / edged weapon, ONLY a price if we are interested, sorry. Please see our sword ID’s and valuations page for where you can get these.
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 UK due to the processes involved (unless you are liable for the shipping and any import charges / taxes of course). Though 200+ year old English, Scottish and Islamic swords we might!
2) We never ever buy reproductions, tourist pieces, masonic, decorative items, 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.