Antique Swords - worldwide sword / sabre
sales from the UK.
authentic, quality vintage, collectible and antique swords for sale
to / in the UK, EU, USA, Australia, Canada, New Zealand and worldwide;
most countries do not charge duty! We buy, identify and value sword
/ sabres, etc. as well (see left & below).
Antique Swords UK / EU buy and sell mostly French, Japanese, Scottish,
German & British antique, vintage and even some more recent
edged weapons (e.g. swords for serving officers), plus sabres, cutlasses,
dirks, broadswords, backswords, rapiers, basket hilts, shamshirs,
katanas, mamelukes, shashkas, bayonets, daggers, kris / keris, etc.
We pride ourselves in offering the greatest range (over 400 items
in stock), the highest quality and the most interesting / historic
"Armes Blanches" around. Since 2007, our customers include
museums, regiments & antique sword book authors (see: About
For the love of and investment in antique swords.
The reason we buy swords is because we love to collect!
The reason we sell them is because we only have so much display
space, and selling swords allows us to experience a greater number
and buy more! Actually, antique swords represent one of the best
and most evocative investments you can make. Antiques are proven
recession busters, plus you get to handle swords, the epitome of
honour and bravery; possibly once held and even used in terrible
close combat during famous battles such as Waterloo. Antique swords
in particular have at least doubled in value over the last 10 years
or more, perhaps quadrupled in value over the last 20 years, and
are certain to keep on appreciating.
UPS / Fedex / EMS / ParcelForce Shipping
Low delivery / shipping rates. Free shipping on orders
above £1000, see Packing &
Typical delivery times;
Three working days (EMS / UPS / DHL)
Four working days (UPS / USPS / DHL)
Five working days (UPS / Parcel Post / DHL)
Collectible, Vintage, and 100+ year old edged weapons
Our areas of primary interest are Napoleonic swords, British infantry
swords & cavalry sabres, British naval swords (including dirks
and cutlasses), Japanese katanas & wakizashis (Nihonto), Russian
shashkas, Ottoman / Persian shamshirs, but we will collect anything
nice and evocative. If you have a sword you might like to sell (see:
buying / selling swords), we would
like to hear from you. If you need a sword ID'd / valued (we only
charge £10 per ID / valuation) please visit: identifications
The Brexit + No Surcharges
We are unaffected by Brexit because people invest in commodities,
bonds and antiques when there is economic uncertainty. In fact,
prices in antiques generally go up during such times. Plus our customers
in the EU, USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand will no doubt
be delighted at the fall in strength of the British pound sterling,
as our swords priced in GBP effectively just became a lot cheaper
for them! Also, as the UK is still in the EU at this time, easy
shipment to other EU countries remains the same. Finally, we no
longer have credit card / PayPal surcharges; you get the same price
as everyone else.
Latest Arrivals / Listings:
1843 Model Dutch Naval
Officer's Sword, M. Pauwels & Cie
Type 95 Japanese NOC's shin gunto, Kokura
Waterloo Prussian Fusilier's Sword
Cavalry Officer's Wilkinson Sword, scabbard, frog, etc
/ George V British Rifle Regiment Officer's Sword by Hawksworth,
Established in 1997, we sell and ship worldwide
antique British swords, Napoleonic French sabres & authentic
Japanese katanas. We guarantee NONE of the swords
for sale here are reproductions; be careful, repros
/ fakes are too often sold as authentic elsewhere, but not
here! See our warnings page.
Prices are in £ GBP but we will gladly accept Euros,
USD and AUD; see our Sales Contact
page for payment methods and options, including lay-away.
We ship the vast majority of our edged weapons from the UK,
but also a small number from elsewhere in the EU; we will
advise you if the item is not in the UK.