Will I need a licence to carry my sword?

While sword ownership and transport falls under the remit of UK Common Law & the The Criminal Justice Act 1988 (Offensive Weapons) (Amendment) Order 2008, there is no licencing system in place. It is currently illegal to own a Japanese sword unless the person meets certain criteria – such as practicing a martial art.

All Heijoshin members are furnished with the appropriate paperwork and knowledge to ensure their ownership/carriage of swords remains on the right side of the law.

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