Items may be reserved informally on the website for up to 48 hours, after which they will be released for sale. Similarly items towards which a deposit or part-payment has been made will be marked 'reserved' until full payment is received. Items are marked 'sold at' this point. We reserve the right to re-offer items for sale if the time for an informal hold or formal reservation period has expired.
We can offer layaway or staggered payments for any item on the website under terms that must be mutually agreed beforehand. Deposits where taken will be considered as first part payment towards an items and refundable at our discretion. Payment must be made within the agreed term or the item will be released from hold and offered for sale. Payment can be made either through the shopping cart facility with credit cards, alternatively via email or over the telephone with credit cards, bank transfer or various other means, please enquire for details.
Condition reports for a detailed description of the items condition and further photographs can be provided for buyers if required. General wear and tear is expected in antique items as offered on this site, and will not be mentioned in the text description on the sale page unless deemed noteable or excessive. Damage, repairs, or restoration and replacement parts are typically mentioned in the text if noteworthy, pictures and further description of such areas are available on request. We recommend customers satisfy themselves as to the condition of the item they are purchasing in this way.
The swords on this website are allowed for sale within the UK under the terms of the 1988 Criminal Justice Act 1988 ( Offensive Weapons) under the specified exemption for antique weapons. By purchasing from us you confirm that you are over 18 and are of legal age to buy these items. All items on this website are sold as Antique Collectors items and are not intended for use. Guns are sold as antique collector's items/curios only, under section 58 ii of the British 1968 Firearms Amendment Act. Specific information about the amended 1988 Criminal Justice Act can be found here
If an item is not as described a refund (less shipping) will be given on return in the same condition and original packaging within seven days from receipt. All items sold on this site are authentic antiques unless otherwise stated.
We are happy to take items for consignment into our shop. Arrangements can be made by contacting us directly. We prefer to have the item with us to ensure good pictures are taken, however this is not essential if you are able to provide good photographs and accurate item information. We would offer consignment items only under express condition that they were not being offered for sale elsewhere on the interent at the same time, either through auction or other commercial sites. We can offer a range of terms to suit the particular item. We prefer consignment in groups of items, although single pieces will also be considered.
We will never use or pass on any personal information given to us to outside parties. Your personal information is treated with the highest level of confidentialty and is used solely for the purchase and shipping of the purchased item(s). Card details are dealt with via SSL level security, and are submitted through the Sagepay facility which offers many levels of security. Your card details will never be stored on the website or on our servers. Once registered your login details will be kept for any further visits you may make. We do not currently hold any email addresses on file for mailing lists, nor will your address be kept or used for anything other than normal correspondence.
We can ship to most countries. We use a range of services including courier, and Royal Mail International. Items are always sent with insurance and full online tracking wherever possible. Items will be delivered after payment between approximately 2-5 days if using a courier, approximately 5-10 days if using a Royal Mail service.
Certificate of Authenticity
We are happy to provide a Certificate of Authenticity to guarantee the age and description of any item on our website.