BUYING AND SELLING ANTIQUE SWORDS
AND OTHER ANTIQUE ARMS & ARMOUR IN THE UK
am Matt Easton - a historical fencing instructor, historical
researcher, YouTuber, antique dealer and Arms & Armour
Specialist with Chiswick Auctions.
I am based in Surrey,
England. I have been collecting antique arms for over 20
years. My reputation is based on honesty and transparency. I
am on great terms with lots of other antique dealers and
collectors, personally, through collectors' fairs and
websites (such as Swordforum International and the Antique
Sword Forum). You can find out all about my activities
and social media, and you can easily find lots about me
simply through Google.
You will find the items listed on this website described
frankly, admitting imperfections and with numerous
high-resolution close-up photos. As a practicing swordsman
specialising in Victorian military sabre, teaching since
2001, I will often comment on swords I sell from the
perspective of a user. I do not make up stories in order to
sell things or imply that items are associated with people
or events that there is no evidence for. I add verifyable
historical research to an item's description only when I am
certain of it and with clear caveats where necessary.
As well as my prominent online
visibility, I have lectured on arms and warfare at venues
such as the Tower of London, Stibbert Collection, Imperial
Armoury of Vienna, Royal Armouries Leeds and Wallace
Collection, as well as publishing a few articles and books.
I am currently working on fencing and sword-related
publications. There are a growing number of articles by me
research page here.
and updates now go up on my dedicated
Please go and give the page a like.
purchasing something you simply need to email me at
- I accept bank transfers within
the UK and Paypal internationally. All prices contained here
exclude postage and packing (£10 flat fee for swords within
the UK). I post items internationally at cost, including the
USA, Canada, Australia, the EU and so on. I do accept
negotiable payment plans on items over £400.
I do not have a physical shop and
all my trading is done online for now, although I do
occasionally sell at arms fairs.
As well as my popular
and I run weekly fencing classes
in West London and Woking -
(by prior arrangement it is possible to view an item or
collect at my fencing classes)
I am always on the hunt for
antique (pre-WW1) items to buy. If you have something to
sell then please just email me at
with some photos. I also
occasionally buy parts of or entire collections.
I am still a collector at heart and not purely a dealer. I
am often on the hunt for things to add to my collection and
occasionally liberate things from my own collection and sell
them through this website. You can view some of my
collection through my YouTube channel and in my articles
here and on various forums.