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Sword Identifications & Valuations

Sword Identifications / Valuations

Selling a sword? If yes, please go to our Selling a Sword page.

For ID's & Valuations you can contact us (We charge 12€ / £10 per ID / valuation)

Please read this all and carefully.

If you require a sword identification and / or valuation (We provide UK auction and retail value estimates only), we may be able to help you; it depends on the sword and whether we are knowledgeable in that area of course. We charge 12€ (Euros) or £10 (GBP - British pounds sterling) per simple sword ID & valuation; we ONLY accept PayPal payments for this. If you want extra information such as the authentication / translation of a Japanese mei (the signature / date on the tang of the blade), research or advice, this will cost more and we will let you know how much in advance IF we are able to do it for you in the first place.

Our ID's / valuations are short and to the point, and by email. We do not provide certificates or detailed information.

To get an ID / valuation from us / start the process;

1) Please pay 12€ / £10 for each sword you want ID'd & valued to our PayPal account:
Click here to pay 12€ / £10 Evaluation Fee by PayPal - please ensure you enter the correct amount and select the appropriate currency.

2) Email us clear images of your sword(s) - our email address is;

Please do not send us many very large high resolution photos as our email account may reject these. It may be a good idea to open a free photobucket account, upload your images there, and then simply send us a link to your photobucket portfolio; please ensure you select "public" for your images (so we do not have to register to view them).

3) If we can not help you regarding any sword, we will refund the £10 for each. If we can help, we will send you back the sword model / type and its value (both auction value and retail / insurance value).

Please do not ask us to ID / value a sword without first making the PayPal payment. We get so many emails asking for what amount to be requests for free information that regrettably we simply can not respond to any requests that have not paid in advance any more.

Photos: If sending from a mobile, please ensure you send hi resolution full sized and clear photos, not thumbnails or low resolution / out of focus. DropBox Etc: We will not view photos in a 3rd party service like DropBox IF we have to register (as they force us to share out contacts list to register and we simply are not prepared to do this). Zipped files: Please do NOT send us zipped files due to the security risks of opening such files. Long emails: Please do not send us long emails unless you are paying us for consultancy. Please only send us succinct / short emails with photos.

What will get for the money?
A simple ID and valuation, e.g.

It is a George V India service 1912P British cavalry officer's sword (plus a circa date if known)
At UK auction in that condition and without a scabbard / any provenance, it would likely make £100 to £120
So, double that value for retail / insurance.

Consultancy (Extra) Work
We may be willing / able to do consultancy work. If we are, we would charge £100 per hour or part thereof. Payment would be 2 hours in advance plus settlement of each 5 hour period when such occur. Consultancy work included, for example, sword and original owner research.

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