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
- Paul Binns
- Rob Miller, Castle Keep Swords
- Rod Hughes
- Jake Powning
- Paul McDonald
- Marco Danelli
- Owen Bush
In August 2005, the very distinguished sword makers Wilkinson Sword, who had been established for over two hundred years, ceased trading as sword makers.