We are proud to be the exclusive Canadian distributor for WKC (formerly Weyersberg, Kirschbaum & Cie) of Solingen, Germany since 2008.
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.
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.
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 according to 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 became their exclusive Canadian distributor in 2008. Since that time, together we have collaborated to produce ceremonial swords for the Canadian Armed Forces as well as customized commemorative pieces to mark various anniversaries and special events.
The image below shows the laser engraving added to the standard Infantry etching pattern as commissioned by the Royal Canadian Regiment (RCR) to mark the Regiment's 125th Anniversary.
A full range of Royal Canadian Navy swords and cutlass were commissioned by the Canadian Naval Centennial 1910 – 2010 Committee. All were limited edition production runs and only the 2010 Centennial etched cutlass is still available. Click here for more information and to order.
The Centennial Sovereign Sword (with gold plated blade) was presented to the Queen at the International Fleet Review in Halifax on June 2010.
For more information on developing a sword to mark your organizations special event, please contact us directly. Minimum order quantities will apply.