UK Sword Documentation

In 2008 the UK government updated the 1988 Criminal Justice Act (Offensive Weapons), to include curved bladed swords with a length greater than 50cm.  This amendment made it an offense to buy, sell, import, make or in any way transfer swords which fell under that definition. 


This amendment included exemptions from prosecution for swords supplied for a "permitted or sporting activity" provided that public liabilty insurance is held for that group or associations activities.


You can read the full text of the original amendment here.  Please note that there may be additional amendments not linked here.


As such, we need to take copies of relevant documentation from our UK customers, so that we as sellers, and you as buyers, are protected from potential future prosecution, by having documented proof that at the time of sale you were a member of a group with public liability insurance for a permitted activity.


For full details of the documentation we need, please download our sword details form here.   


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