Customs inquiries guide - Sigi Forge

Customs inquiries guide

Sometimes when we send our products overseas, you might receive an email from FedEx or customs requesting some information about the composition of the products. Although it is rare, because we declare what the items are made of, it can happen, and it is a regular process in shipping. To help you out, here is a quick guide on what our products are made from:

SIGI Feders, Montantes, Katanas, Wakis, and Arming Swords Composition:

  • Spring steel
  • Plywood
  • Linen rope / cowskin (depending on the grip material)

SIGI Lights, Rapiers, and Sabers:

  • Spring steel
  • Plastic
  • Linen rope / cowskin (depending on the grip material)

SIGI Messers and Kriegsmessers:

  • Spring steel
  • Oakwood
  • Brass

SIGI Bucklers:

  • Beechwood
  • Linen rope
  • Cowskin

They may also ask you to declare what the items are and their intended use. Below is an example of how you can respond to customs. Depending on your order, adjust the composition from the list provided above. 😊

Items: Simulators for recreational sport fencing, flexible and blunt swords
Used in: Sport (practice and tournaments)
Composition: Spring steel, plastic, plywood / beechwood / oakwood, linen rope, cowskin, brass

We hope this can help ease the process, if it ever comes to it.

Q: Do I have to declare brassed / blackened components differently?
Thankfully, you don’t need to.

Q: I have also ordered a cap/t-shirt/patch. Should I declare these items as well?
You can include them under: Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted t-shirts, singlets, and other vests, knitted or crocheted. The material is cotton.

Q: What about the SIGI Bandanas (or other merch)?
You can include them in the declaration under: other made-up clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted, parts of garments: scarves, shawls, mufflers, etc. The material is polyester.

If you have any more questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.