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Important Legal Information.
You must be aged 18 or over to purchase any of the items on this website. The flintlocks and replicas on this website cannot, and are not made to fire. They are designed for display purposes only and are constructed from a material unsuitable for use in a firearm. These items are sold for decorative use only. Please be aware that whilst it is not against the law to own a knife - sword etc, it is an offence to carry one in public without good reason. Remember, offences with replica weapons carry the same penalties as with real weapons. For further information regarding UK law please refer to : Offensive Weapons Act 1959, Offensive Weapons Act 1996. Details can be obtained from HMSO or viewed at www.hmso.gov.uk. Southern Swords assumes no responsibility from either intentional or accidental misuse of any items.



UK SWORD BAN
Under UK law it is illegal to sell any curved swords with a blade over 50cm unless they are -
Hand forged in a traditional method,
Is an antique over 100 years old,
Is a samurai sword made prior to 1954.

Any swords that do not fall into these 3 general expemtions may only be sold to those who have a specific reason for owning the sword. These reasons must be varifiable on request and are as follows -
A Member of a martial arts club or historic re-enactment society that holds 3rd party liability insurance.
A registered theatrical events company or film / tv production company.
A Historic re-enactment event that holds 3rd party liability insurance.
A Religious ceremony.



Terms And Conditions

Age Verification.
You must be at least 18 years of age to purchase any weapon from our site. Credit/debit cards can be issued to persons under the age of 18 therefore we may make background checks to verify age and we can usually do this without the need to contact the customer.
Please remember that falsifying your age is a serious offence. 


Privacy Policy.
Southern Swords do not disclose buyers information to any third parties (in accordance with the data protection act 1998) We only use the information to process your order and provide you the best possible service. This includes your name, address, phone number and e-mail address. Please note your credit card details are not stored electronically. All credit card numbers are encrypted in the software when the order is placed using 128 bit encryption. They are not stored on the computer or held in clear text on website or documentation.


Cookies.

In addition, like most other e-commerce websites, our site uses "cookies". These are small files placed in your browser to keep track of your time spent on our site. The text in a cookie, by itself, only tells us that you have visited our site before. A cookie generated by our site contains no information about you and does not gather information from your computer about you. It contains only an alphanumeric ID that, for example, allows you to retrieve your shopping trolley. In this way, the cookie lets you continue shopping where you left off on your last visit, rather than requiring you to start again from scratch.


Disclaimer.
Neither Southern Swords, its owners or suppliers accept any responsibility for loss, damage or injury resulting from the use of any product sold. Use is at customers risk. Liability is limited solely to replacement of faulty merchandise. Knowledge of and adherence to local laws and/or statutes is the responsibility of the consumer. Payment for an order constitutes implied agreement with and adherence to these terms.