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can I import a set of hand-made, traditional Japanese swords,

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can I import a set of hand-made, traditional Japanese swords, purchased from a Japanese company, into the UK without breaking any of the restrictions on importation of danger weapons?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  UKSolicitorJA replied 3 years ago.
Hello,

You may import them if they are antique weapons more than 100 years old or if they are swords which are not concealed. See here:

https://www.gov.uk/import-controls-on-offensive-weapons#offensive-weapons-that-can-be-imported

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