Collecting, buying and selling antique Japanese Swords such as Katana’s, Wakizashi’s and Tanto’s

Conditions for items purchased

Terms and Conditions “Japan Sword Art” website. (Effective from June 1st 2018)


All descriptions / text (with regard to Japanese swords and related articles) at, are described as accurate as possible by consulting the available documentation and knowledge.


All items on this website are antiques and authentic; unless otherwise mentioned. Check the condition and also read the description carefully. If you need more detailed information or other help, feel free to contact me by using the “contact form”.


A client can NOT pursue any rights in case of the following circumstances:

  • Spelling mistakes in the text and English grammar.
  • If the description is not entirely correct.
  • If pictures show some reflections.
  • If pictures show colour differences.


If you are interested in an item(s) you want to purchase, please contact me through the “order form”.


The relevant item you’re interested in will be (1 or 2) week reserved (put on HOLD) for you until I have received a payment confirmation.


After (1 or 2) week without payment confirmation, the reserved item will automatically return to the website and will be published again as a sale item: You can claim no right whatsoever regarding the item.


Depending on the country / continent where you live, the customs and VAT / import tax can vary considerably!

Advise: Please check these (additional cost) in advance to avoid disappointments!

Remember: Every country and continent has its own rules on this topic.


Bank transfer fees are not included in the price! These costs will be charged to the buyer.


Bank, credit card company and PayPal can charge fees of 3-5%. This is on top of prevailing currency exchange rates.

For more information regarding payment in Euro’s €, please contact your own bank or credit card company to find out the exact costs.

For your information: I only accept Euros € as payment.


Once the payment is received I will send the purchased item(s).

The buyer will be notified (by e-mail) whether the item(s) will be delivered by courier or registered mail.

All parcels will have a tracking & Trace number, so buyer can follow the parcel during the transport.


Schipping fee costs is depending on which country it should be sent to! These costs will be charged to the buyer.  Unless another deal has been agreed with the selling party.


I will personally take care that purchased item(s) will be wrapped correctly.

All swords purchased through “Japan Sword Art” are sent in a special plastic telescope tube.
This to be sure that the purchased Nihonto and/or Koshirae, will not be damaged during transport.

Standard cost for these special plastic telescope tube, which is provided with a screw cap on the top. (packing material) will be € 25,– (Euro).


Parcels will be transported/send through the following companies: Post NL, EMS, FedEx, or any other reliable company. This partly depends on which company wants to transport Japanese antique swords.

Some courier companies do not ship antiques, antiques and / or replica weapons etc … to certain countries. This is partly due to the continuous changes in international laws.

If the buyer of the relevant item (Japanese sword) nevertheless wants to have it shipped, than the risk of not passing through the customs of your country, then this will be the responsibility of the buyer.


If problems occur, such as loss of property, theft or damage to the goods the courier company will be responsible for this during transport. The value (as stated on the invoice) is an indication for the fee and insurance company.

It is the responsibility of the buyer to read and check all clauses for loss of property, theft or damage to the goods. Each courier company applies different rules.

In other words: everything mentioned in this item, regard to any loss of property, theft or damage to the goods can NOT be claimed by “Japan Sword Art“!

Mentioned in this article: In case of loss, theft or damage to the purchased item; the buyer will carry out all correspondence with the courier company himself. This also applies to all correspondence with insurance companies and lawyers.


Me I have your special attention for the following:

The sale, purchase and possession of arms are subject to national laws and regulations. Please ensure that you are familiar with the laws and regulations of your country BEFORE placing a bid. The sale of weapons to persons under the age of 18 is prohibited. By placing a bid, you automatically declare that you are 18 years of age or older and that you have verified that you are allowed to legally buy such items in your country.

According to Dutch and international law it is not allowed to sell swords to persons younger than 18 years.

If I have doubts about the age of the buyer, I will ask for his/her ID such as Passport or driving license (soft copy)

I need this proof of identity in case of an audit by the authorities.


All items purchased through this website ( cannot be returned / exchanged!