Re: UK Bokken Customs
I’ve taken bokken through customs several times in a few countries and had no trouble. Often customs are particular about people bringing wooden objects into the country, but if you declare everything, they usually just have a quick look at them and wave you through. It can actually be quicker to get through customs if the “anything to declare line is short”.
Disclaimer: If the customs official stares in horror at your brutal, wood-borne-disease-carrying weapons, and has you taken into a cubicle for the “rubber-glove treatment” – I was just telling you my own experience. I think you would be unlucky for that to happen though.