Importing and Selling / Buying Sword Canes in UK – United Kingdom
In a nutshell , swordcanes are illegal in the UK , with a few exceptions which I will discuss below. Illegal importation and/or possession of sword canes in the UK can lead to a fine and / or jail for up to ten years, not to mention confiscation. Therefore, unless you legitimately full under the exemptions of the Offensive Weapons Act, I would strongly suggest you do not import or own a sword cane in the United Kingdom.
What constitutes an offensive weapon in the United Kingdom
Offensive weapons are those designed to kill or inflict serious injury and which have no real legitimate use. Such weapons are restricted and or banned from being imported into the UK and can be seized by UK Border Agency (UKBA) officers. In the case of sword canes :
“weapons with a concealed or disguised blade or sharp point – eg swordsticks”
Circumstances where sword canes can be imported into the UK
Some organizations are allowed to possess sword canes – for specified purposes.
Groups permitted to import or possess sword canes include:
museums, galleries and universities – to research, display, present or interpret material of artistic, historic or scientific interest – such imports may also qualify for relief from duty and VAT
There are also permitted exceptions or reasons to the import restrictions which include:
theatrical performance rehearsals
the production of films
the production of television programs
References: HM Revenue and Customs : Banned and Restricted Goods
During the 18th and 19th centuries the sword cane was a popular fashion accessory for the well-to-do as well as a handy defensive weapon against a potential threat. Sword canes manufactured today are basically constructed as a collector or novelty item and are not the high quality self-defense accessory that was used in the 18th and 19th century. Never the less, most all sword canes have steel blades that can be very sharp and caution should be exercised when handling them, even if they are flimsy, Sword canes of today are generally not suitable for use as a medical cane or supportive cane with the exception of our Cold Steel models or some custom sword canes that can be found on the internet.
Sword Canes – Budget Selection
This is a collection of fine swordcanes presented at a LOW budget price of only