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General conditions of sale

These general conditions detail the origin of the weapons and their maker, the manner of the weapons' use, training to precede their use, after-use treatment, and the conditions of sale.

Origin of the weapons

The replicas of historical weapons (sword, dagger, hunting knife etc.) are made by Pavel Leier, Jeníkovice 146, 503 46 Třebechovice pod Orebem, ID No.: 45936901, the holder of a trade license, registered in Hradec Králové under No. 26203 stating the trade as "Art and craft processing of metals."

The weapons are made from manganese steel (80Mn4), which is wear-resistant and therefore suitable for making springs, or spring elements. The weapons conform to the Inspection certificate issued by Válcovny plechu Frýdek - Místek, a. s. The handle is covered by a leather grip, made and coloured in accordance with the procedure approved by the General Hygienist Office of the Czech Republic, issued on October 31, 2000.

Use of the weapons

The sharp replica of a weapon must not be used for fencing. A sharp weapon can be visually identified by all adult persons who do not suffer from a medical condition limiting their visual acuity (sharp - blunt).

When using the weapons, the following protective aids must be used:

  • mask certified according to FIE 3500 NW,
  • under-vest FIE 800 NW,
  • alternatively, Kevlar FIE 800 NW,
  • leather gloves (without holes).

If the user fails to use the protective equipment, he/she exposes themselves to danger of injury at their own risk. It is also recommended to use the weapon against weapons made by the same manufacturer or against weapons with the same level of hardness. The user should check these facts carefully when purchasing the product.

When using the weapon it is necessary to proceed in a way minimizing the risk of injury.

The training procedure should be as follows:

  • legs and body movements,
  • basic positions of the weapon,
  • defense positions.

Various recommendations

  1. Do not perform offensive actions at full force but at a medium tension, especially during the final phase of the assault,
  2. slashing actions should be blocked by the wrist so that they would not contact the opponent's body if he did not take the defense action (do not relax nor stretch the wrist when finishing a slash),
  3. do not perform stabbing actions in the weapon's axis but transform them to a blade cut or reverse cut in the end-phase (the arm is in an obtuse angle in relation to the blade during the end-phase, similar to the slashing position),
  4. when the blade falls on the defense, the tension in the shoulder should be released; do not push against the defense nor defend the counter-action,
  5. do not perform defensive actions using extensive force, control the tension needed and take the opponent's cooperation into account.

The best way to acquire the aforementioned principles is completing a training course lead by an experienced trainer, where the training always starts with blunt weapons. Such training, done in slow steps and without rush, will help to obtain the precision of movements, maintaining the highest safety level. The replicas of historical weapons may be used only when having acquired basic knowledge. Free fencing with heavy weapons, even blunt ones, is by no means acceptable.

After-use treatment

After every use of the weapon it is necessary to inspect it carefully and remove burrs (grots) formed during the use. This may be done using a diamond file or a grinder. If the weapon is not to be used for a prolonged period of time, lubricate its metal parts with preservative oil.

Conditions of sale

Selling of the aforementioned products is detailed in part eight, clause two of the code of civil law of the Czech Republic. According to a mutual agreement of the contracting parties, the following conditions apply.

The buyer bears all expenses on handing the goods over to the buyer, including the cost of packaging, and delivering the goods at the buyer's place of residence.

Should the product have a fault (faults) the seller is aware of, he is obliged to inform the buyer about the faults.

When taking over the goods, the buyer is obliged to inspect the goods carefully and inform the seller, without needless postponing, about the faults which he/she discovered. Should such a claim be expressed later, the seller may not accept it.

The guarantee period for other faults is 24 months, starting upon accepting the goods by the buyer and will be prolonged by the time the goods will have been under a guarantee repair. In the event of exchanging of the goods the guarantee period will not be prolonged.

The guarantee covers both apparent and hidden defects, however, defects caused by improper use are fully excluded (e.g. a sharp weapon was used for fencing, although it was not meant to be used for fencing) - in this case it is not possible to claim a broken blade for instance.

If the buyer finds a fault on the product purchased which was not caused by inadequate use within the guarantee period, he/she has right to complain. The complaint may be expressed by one of the following ways:

  1. informing the manufacturer directly by phone
  2. informing the retailer (or manufacturer) in writing
Upon receiving the notification of a fault, the retailer (manufacturer) will immediately inform the buyer on the steps to follow.

For the sake of quick processing of the complaint, please send the complete product to be claimed (including possible fragments) along with the complaint (description of the fault). Use appropriate packaging, which will prevent further damage to the product. If the fault accepted by the maker is repairable, it will be repaired free of charge. Unless the seller and buyer agree to settle in a different way, the claimed fault will be repaired and the complaint will be processed without needles postponing, usually within 30 days.

The right to claim ceases in the following situations:

  1. inappropriate handling or use,
  2. damage caused by overloading during use,
  3. all damage caused by natural powers.

Should the seller ask so, the buyer will confirm the guarantee in writing (Guarantee certificate), which will contain data according to § 620, sec. 3, of the Code of Civil Law. All rights and liabilities for defects are to be claimed at the seller's (the establishment where the product was purchased). The rights and liabilities for products under a guarantee period will cease if they are not claimed within the guarantee period. The seller declares that the product being handed over to the buyer conforms to the purchase contract and is free of faults.

The buyer confirms that he/she has read and accepts these general conditions.

© 2004-7 Pavel Leier