When ordering from overseas you should expect several things, the first is that in almost all cases your country is likely to tax imports, we have no control over these taxes and are currently unable to allow pre-payment these taxes. You should expect to see a customs bill on delivery, or as a requirement for delivery, the money to pay on this bill goes to your government, not to us.
The other thing you need to be aware of is that your country may have restrictions on the importation of weapons, even unsharpened collectibles. To our knowledge the following countries forbid the import of swords: Japan, Greece, Portugal.
There are additional countries where it is unclear if swords are forbidden or not, sometimes they get in, sometimes they do not. Typically this is the case in Asia and the Middle East, for Europe and South America they usually get in fine, other than those three countries. In the past Mexico has required permits but lately swords seem to get in fine.
Additionally some countries require a permit, Denmark is one such country. If you are from Denmark please send us your permit when you order so we can attach it to the box.
The province of Victoria, Australia requires a permit for possession, not to our knowledge for importation, so technically you can import the sword, you just cannot possess it without a permit - which sounds like a magic trick so if you live in Victoria you will want to look into getting the permit.
In the United Kingdom they have a thing against short, sharpened, concealable swords and swords with curved blades. This site does not at the time of writing this document sell anything that runs afoul of those laws but they do exist and we want you to be aware of them.
IN ALL CASES IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE CUSTOMER TO ENSURE THEY ARE ABIDING BY ALL LOCAL LAWS.
Information adapted from Jalic Blades, makers of Caesura.