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  1. Where is the best place to get a sword and necessary accessories from?

    Any recommendations greatly appreciated!

  2. Car boot sale? E bay?
  3. You shouldn't be able to buy a sword on Ebay any more due to regulations of selling knives etc now.
  4. When someone becomes a warfare officer, or any officer in the Royal Navy for that matter are they given a sword or do they have to find their own? Just wondering
  5. Draw one from the armoury when it's needed.
  6. About £1000 I think.
  7. Royal navy swords for £175 at WWW>WORLDWIDEARMS.COM get the knot from them as well and the belt off ebay from Pakistan,cant remeber the name but about £25+postage,dont worry about the belt its hidden under your jacket and if you do wear over a great coat it will polish up a treat. had mine nearly a year about £230 all in if I remeber right and they are as smart as the expensive ones.
  8. There's one listed there now - http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Royal-Navy-Naval-Officers-Sword-1827-Pattern_W0QQitemZ150338989319QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUK_Collectables_Militaria_LE?hash=item150338989319&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=72%3A1683|66%3A2|65%3A12|39%3A1|240%3A1318. Could be a bargain!

    Ceremonial swords aren't sharpened, so no problem with sellin g on Ebay.
  9. tiddlyoggy

    tiddlyoggy War Hero Book Reviewer

  10. Well eBay was a good place for an RN hocifers sword but not now.
    Can't sell knives swords or bayonets on there now.
    You got that twat on watchdog to thank for this, that Knob who said his dad was an IRA gunman but in truth he was in the RUC.
    Can't think of his name, Andy Mc twat or the like.
    ******. :cry:
  11. Current issue sword from world wide arms stafford=£175+£10pp
    Telephone No 01785 851 515
    Or on internet under
    Worldwide Arms.
    They are located at Stafford.
    Hope this helps.
  12. I said "shouldn't" be able not there isn't any. However they are cracking down on all types of knives and swords including ceremonial according to the latest announcement to business sellers.


  13. Hello,

    Thank you for writing to eBay.

    We have blocked UK members from bidding on all knives (including
    bayonets and swords) on other eBay sites.

    If you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to reply to
    this email and let us know.

    Kind regards,

    Garth Butcher
    eBay Trust & Safety

    Learn more about buying and selling safely on eBay. Visit the eBay
    "Safety Centre" by clicking on the link at the bottom of the eBay

    Original Message Follows:

    Additional Information
    Item Number: 390024017712
    EBay Member Segment: CU2
    Question Text
    As you are aware eBay UK has decided to become a "Law "maker in the UK
    and ban bayonet sales on eBay contrary to British law which does not
    Forbid any such sale.
    Any way that is not a point that I think I could debate with a Tyrant so I wonteven go there.
    What I am questioning now is that I have been told by a seller on the
    American sites that eBay have made a rule that forbids American
    registered ebayers selling bayonets to British buyers.
    Would you confirm that this is true or false. I do not expect you to
    tell me its nothing to do with British eBay, what they do , I would
    expect you to find out on my behalf.

    I deal in Knives Swords and Bayonets on eBay .
    Above is a question I submitted to eBay and their answer.
    They say you can not bid even on foreign sites but I have not tried yet as I have not had reason.
  14. Is it correct that the only rates who are entitled to wear a ceremonial sword are Master-at-Arms?
  15. sgtpepperband

    sgtpepperband War Hero Moderator Book Reviewer

  16. I thought warrant officers could carry a ratings sword and MAAs carried a cutlass? I think they still use a cutlass for court martials as well. Did officer of the guard once I did not get either but sure there was someone there with a cutlass!
  17. Barney
    I know the Josh-man is allowed to carry a sword on parade, it is slightly different from an officers' sword, and I know that it has a Black grip, unlike the white grip that mine has (well had, it's a tad "less-white" after 25 years of use at weddings and divisions - not Courts Martials thank gawd!)
    SO2 Seaman
  18. I know WO's carry a sword also on parade as I've seen them do so.
  19. tiddlyoggy

    tiddlyoggy War Hero Book Reviewer

    I've carried a cutlass on parade as a chief, doing colour escort for freedom of the city.

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