Hello, I'm from Portugal and I'm a new found sword enthusiast I was wondering, is it possible to own swords in Portugal? Is there any law against it? Do I need a weapon's license? If so, where do I get one? And is there any problem importing swords from other countries? I already saw some posts on this matter and already know it's a pain to import from outside the EU, and that there are some Portuguese users on this forum, so I'd like to ask for their opinion.
I also thought it would be good for us Portuguese sword enthusiasts to organize ourselves and get to know each other so we could help each other mutually. We live in a small country that doesn't have many of our kind so we should stick together :lol:
It would be best to go down to your local Customs and Excise office and make your enquiries there-in person.While you are there make sure to grab hard copy of anything they say.Best of luck and welcome to the forum.DJ
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To own a sword in portugal you'll need to get a class F weapon permit. You need to go down to PSP and fill a form. To be eligible for this, you will need to present a certificate from a federated martial arts dojo (like a photocopy of the card) of a signed membership statement from a collectors association. More about this in incoming PM.
When you ship a sword in from abroad, it'll most likely be confiscated by the customs, unless you have arranged with the PSP an assessment (peritagem), which you'll have to pay for, may take a while and might involve your blade being handled by someone who has no idea fingerprints can rust steel quickly. It might just be okay'd on the spot with no extra hassle.
If you ship blades in from the EU you'll avoid all sorts of legal conundrums. If you have any friends in the EU who can help you, I'd recommend it, if just for the lower tax rates on just about every other country. If you don't, you can make some friends here.
Supposedly, there is an association for weapons collectors near Guincho in Cascais, but they have never picked up the phone. If you join the ammunition association, you can get the permit anyway (although it has nothing to do with swords...) If you do end up getting a valid membership anywhere, let me know. And I'm up for starting an association, but I have no idea of the legal aspects of it.
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Post by Furiido David on Jun 14, 2019 12:45:22 GMT
Hi I live in the Netherlands, but hope to be moving to live in Portugal soon. I have a small but growing katana collection, some are real, and sharp, while some are display models. Can anybody help me to know what the legislation for possession of such a collection is in Portugal? It is not my intention to carry the swords outside of my own home.
Hello, you have to own a class F license here.Here the law applies to any knife object with blade over 10cm.
I own 5 katanas now, which I never took outside my home.I have bought them all from inside Europe, never had an issue.
Thanks for that. I'll have to place a pending order before we move, then, as there seldom problems with import in NL. Transporting to Portugal shouldn't be a problem, and I'll apply for the licence when settled in a new home.
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