We believe we are the foremost antique sword dealers in the UK. We guarantee authenticity, we deliver very quickly, we have several notable antique sword reference book authors as customers, and we accept Euros and most other major European currencies.
We offer delivery by UPS or EMS and, of course, can provide you with a UK tax invoice although, be advised, like most antique sword dealers, we use the “VAT / IVA Margin Scheme”, so none of the sales tax is reclaimable.
We have regular customers throughout the European Union, especially in France, Germany, Holland, Finland, Spain, Italy, Belgium, Denmark, Sweden and Norway (yes, we know Norway is not yet in the EU). The two primary reasons European sword collectors buy from us are price, as buying from dealers in their own countries can be very expensive, and authenticity; we 100% guarantee our items are authentic, as described.
We typically buy the antique swords we sell from the UK and France, though we do buy elsewhere from time to time. As collectors first, sellers second, we do not believe there is another antique sword dealer shipping to the EU to equal the value and security / safety in buying that we do.
You now, since Brexit, will need to be sure that it is OK to import our items from the UK, which is now outside the EU. We can not ship to Portugal or Italy.
EU Buyers – post-Brexit
If you want to buy something from us, we can put you in touch with a low cost courier comparison / ordering site. We do not expect any issues when EU citizens buy from us and organize their own shipping (but you ultimately need to check with your country’s Customs).
If you require us to ship, we have to ask you to confirm that you are responsible for any / all importation Customs clearances and any duties / taxes. We will do our part by providing the correct documentation. We also will accept items back (if refused) (for us to refund) for a nominal £20 repacking fee (plus any PayPal charges), providing the item gets returned to us in the same condition as it was sent and within 30 days of our dispatch.