The forging of swords.
|Historic area of significance|
|Area currently practised|
|Origin in the UK|
|Current no. of professionals (main income)||6-10 individual makers; 11-20 makers at Pooley Sword Ltd; unknown number of makers at other companies|
|Current no. of professionals (sideline to main income)
|Current no. of trainees||3 apprentices at Pooley Sword Ltd|
|Current total no. serious amateur makers
|Current total no. of leisure makers
|Minimum no. of craftspeople required|
Issues affecting the viability of the craft
- One of the main issues is the legislation around the sale and ownership of swords.
Craftspeople currently known
In August 2005, the very distinguished sword makers Wilkinson Sword, who had been established for over two hundred years, ceased trading as sword makers.