FAQ's

1. Can you source me a particular item?

Yes, of course, we can! As long as it legal in the UK! Any stupid requests will be ignored, and you will be blacklisted from any further contact.

2. Do I need a Licence to order your items?

No, but we will age-verify any customer’s order.  This can be done by sending us a copy of your passport or driving license. We will then store your proof so you will not have to resubmit it for future orders. A selfie holding your ID will be perfect. Once it’s done ORDER AWAY.

3. What details do you hold about me?

We do not hold any of your financial information, but we hold your order details under the standard UK Guidelines.

4. Will you ever disclose my information?

Under no circumstances will we disclose your information.  Only if there is a valid court order which we will have to comply with.

5. Return Policy

If you are unhappy with your item, please feel free to return it. The item must be in its original packaging and unused. Please email us before returning the item: –

6. Are Samurai Swords – Katana and Wakizashi – Legal in the UK?

We’re often asked about UK Law: Are samurai swords, such as Katana and Wakizashi legal?  Does one need a license to own them?

Currently, (we keep this page updated with any changes), the scenario is as follows:

  • All products sold on our website are legal to own in the UK. 
  • You can not carry a sword in public without a valid reason. 
  • Anyone purchasing a sword must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Samurai and other curved swords are legal, *AS LONG AS* they have been handmade using traditional production methods. All swords sold on our site are made using traditional methods and are legal in the UK. 

There is a BBC article from 2008 that claims all Samurai Swords are banned in the UK.  While the article was correct when it was written, it was obsoleted 4 short months later by the passage of an amendment that allowed for swords “…made before 1954 or was made at any other time according to traditional methods of making swords by hand [emphasis added].  All our swords are hand-forged / hand made using these traditional methods, so they are UK legal.   

For current laws and more detailed information, please refer to:

Right, no issues. Send us an email with all your details at sales@weaponsgalore.com

and we will take care of the rest. We try and give our customers stress-free returns.

(conditions apply)

9. UK Knife Laws

UK knife law allows you to carry non-locking pocket knives with a blade length of up to 3 inches (7.62 cm) without any need for a valid reason.

You are allowed to carry a knife that exceeds these guidelines in public, but please remember: you then do need a good reason to carry it. Gov. uk has the following to say on good reasons to carry a knife:

“Examples of good reasons to carry a knife in public can include:

taking knives you use at work too and from work
taking knives to a gallery or museum to be exhibited
the knife is going to be used for theatre, film, television, historical re-enactment, or religious purposes, eg the kirpan some Sikhs carry
A court will decide if you’ve got a good reason to carry a knife if you’re charged with carrying it illegally.”

Abuse is still illegal
Also remember that using any knife (legal or illegal) in any threatening way, is also illegal. So using your (legal) Swiss Army knife in any threatening way is still illegal.

10 . UK Friendly

Because of the conditions listed above, we like to call these knives UK-friendly instead of UK Legal. Knives that are for sale on our website that is not UK Friendly are fine as long as you keep them in your own home, or on your own property.

 

11. My item has not arrived on 24-hour service.

We send the items on service requested. 99.9% of the time there are no issues. But sometimes couriers have problems. e.g breakdowns. This is something we cannot control. Please keep this in mind. As we do not guarantee 24 hours!

12. I have been blocked on chat.

This usually happens as you have been abusive and kept asking the same question. Chat support has a lot of customers to deal with, giving them the best service we can. They cannot sit there all night being hogged by a customer who is abusive and disruptive.

13. SHIPPING

Free Shipping is for orders over £30. Anything under there is a charge of £7.95 that is for 24 hr age verified delivery. The law of the UK clearly states you have to be over 18 to take delivery!

 14. EXPORT

Please ensure all customs, duties and fees are paid by the recipient / You once the parcel has arrived in the destination country.

Delivered Duty Unpaid (DDU) means that the recipient is responsible for paying the destination country’s customs charges, duties, or taxes.

Parcels will be held by customs until any outstanding payments are made.

Any payments not received may result in parcel being returned, delayed or in some cases destroyed.

15. Age Verified Delivery 

So to break this down in simple terms. You have to be over 18 to buy a knife. We do our checks to make sure you are,and ask for ID, which you can email in to sales@weaponsgalore.com with your order number. Every Bladed item is sent via Age Verified delivery. Which means you have to be over 18 to take delivery. If you look younger you will be asked to provide ID. Any questions ask
 

UPDATED 06/ 01  /2024