We are the exclusive Canadian distributor for Weyersberg, Kirschbaum & Cie of Solingen, Germany (WKC).
Since 1883, Weyersberg, Kirschbaum & Co (WKC) has been manufacturing military swords and knives in Solingen, Germany, a city famous since the middle ages for its metal-work and sword craftsmanship. Since this time, WKC has continued in the tradition of handcrafted swords, using the skilled artisans’ unique knowledge as passed on from generation to generation – a guarantee of unmatched quality. Consequently, each sword and scabbard is produced according to rigorous quality standards.
In November 2005, Wilkinson closed the doors of its sword factory in London. One month later, WKC acquired most of the machinery, tools, finished and unfinished parts relating to swords, daggers and knives. With this acquisition, WKC is able to produce most ceremonial sword models as per British MOD specifications. This family-owned business is the oldest and largest sword manufacturer in Germany. WKC remains the leading supplier of ceremonial swords to military schools, academies and services worldwide.
Guthrie Woods Products Ltd. has been doing business with WKC since 2002 and is proud to be their exclusive Canadian distributor. All swords come with a standard etching pattern. The acid-etch is so deep that it can be felt with a fingernail. Custom engraving of text and/or regimental crests is available in most cases. All ceremonial swords are sold as a set, one sword and one scabbard.
Ceremonial swords can be customized as commemorative pieces marking an anniversary or special event as seen here in the etching pattern commissioned by the Royal Canadian Dragoons (RCD). This piece marks the RCD’s 125th Anniversary.
Another example is seen in our full range of Navy swords and cutlass commissioned by the Canadian Naval Centennial 1910 – 2010 Committee. Guthrie Woods Products Ltd. is the official supplier of these items which are produced in limited editions. 2010 Centennial etching pattern still available. Click here for more information and to order.
The Centennial Sovereign Sword given to the Queen in Halifax at the International Fleet Review June 2010.
For more information on developing a sword to mark your organizations special event, please contact us directly. Minimum order quantities will apply.