WKC

Military Swords and Ceremonial Dress Swords

Since 1883, Weyersberg, Kirschbaum & Co. (WKC), has been manufacturing military swords and cutlery in Solingen, Germany. Today, as the oldest and largest military sword manufacturer in Germany, this family-owned business is the leading supplier to military schools and services worldwide for ceremonial military swords, including the military academies in the United States.

HANDCRAFTED CEREMONIAL DRESS AND MILITARY SWORDS

We have always constructed handcrafted military swords, daggers and uniform accessories through the specialised skill of artisans using their unique knowledge passed on from generation to generation, guaranteeing unmatched quality. The attention given by our uniquely-skilled craftsmen ensure that each military sword and scabbard is produced according to our rigorous quality standards.

In November 2005, WKC took over many of Wilkinson Sword's tools, acquiring much machinery, tools, finished and unfinished parts of swords, daggers and knives. WKC is now in a position to produce most English military sword models as per British Ministry of Defence (MoD) specifications, using Wilkinson's tools.

CEREMONIAL BRITISH INFANTRY MILITARY SWORD AND SCABBARD

WKC supplies a ceremonial version of the British Infantry and Corps and Royal Marines – Officers sword (1897 pattern) military sword and scabbard.

Delivered under government contract, the military sword has NATO stock no. 8465-99-973-6877, the nickel-plated scabbard NATO stock no. 8465-99-973-6853 and the leather scabbard NATO stock no. 8465-99-127-9993.

  • 825mm x 6mm x 25 mm blade – stainless steel, well-tempered with ornamental etching, hand-polished, hardness ca. 48-52 HCR Rockwell; acid-etched with infantry pattern so deep one can feel it with a fingernail
  • Pierced-steel guard bearing the royal cipher, hand-polished, nickel-plated guard; nickel-plated brass cap
  • Original shark skin-covered handle, wrapped with three silver wires
  • Steel tubes, nickel-plated, hand-polished with two rings or real brown calf leather scabbard
  • Protective cloth bag

CEREMONIAL BRITISH NAVAL SWORD AND SCABBARD

The ceremonial version of the British Royal Navy Commissioned Officer military sword and scabbard is also delivered under government contract. The sword has NATO stock no. 8465-99-869-0393 and the scabbard NATO stock no. 8465-99-963-1526.

The stainless-steel blade has one groove on each side, is forged, well-tempered, hand-polished, and has a hardness ca. 48-52 HCR Rockwell. It is manually acid-etched, so deep, that one can feel it with a fingernail. It is approximately 795mm in length.

  • Embossed brass guard with anchor and crown, hand-polished, 24-carat gold-plated
  • Real sting-ray skin-covered handle, wrapped with three gold-plated silver wires
  • Real rawhide leather scabbard, hand-sewn with 24-carat gold-plated brass mountings with two rings
  • Protective cloth bag

1912 CAVALRY OFFICER MODEL MILITARY SWORD AND SCABBARD

This military sword has NATO stock no. 8465-99-973-6851 and the scabbard NATO stock no. 8465-99-973-6875. The hand-forged, well-tempered, hand-polished, stainless-steel blade has a hardness of ca. 48-55 HCR Rockwell. It is acid-etched so deep that one can feel it with a fingernail. The blade's length is circa 890mm.

  • Stamped brass guard with engraved designs
  • Solid brass cap
  • Fish skin-covered handle with silver-plated wire
  • Nickel-plated steel tube scabbard, with two stainless-steel carrying rings and nickel-plated mouthpiece
  • Protective cloth bag

CEREMONIAL ROYAL LOGISTICS CORPS MILITARY SWORD WITH SCABBARD

The ceremonial version of the Royal Logistics Corps military sword with scabbard supplied by WKC is used at the Naval Academy. It has a curved, nickel-plated, forged, well-tempered, hand-polished carbon-steel blade with a hardness of ca. 48-52 HCR Rockwell. Both sides are etched with the Royal Logistic Corps logo. It is acid-etched so deep that one can feel it with a fingernail. The blade's dimensions are circa 825mm x 25mm x 6mm.

  • Casted-brass, hand-polished, nickel-plated guard
  • Stingray skin-covered handle with silver-plated wires
  • Steel-tube scabbard, nickel-plated, hand-polished with two rings or real brown calf leather scabbard
  • Protective cloth bag

CEREMONIAL US NAVY SWORD WITH SCABBARD

The ceremonial version of the US Navy sword with scabbard supplied by WKC comes with a hand-forged, well-tempered, hand-polished, hardness ca. 48-52 HCR Rockwell stainless-steel blade with one groove on each side. It is acid-etched with the USN pattern, so deep one can feel it with a fingernail. Its length is circa 76cm (30in).

  • Casted-brass USN, 24-carat gold-plated hand-polished guard.
  • Ivory-coloured plastic grip with the imitation stingray skin surface; three golden wires around the grip
  • Fibreglass tube covered with genuine calf leather with 24-carat gold-plated brass moutings with two rings
  • Protective cloth bag

Contact Details

WKC Stahl und Metallwarenfabrik Hans Kolping GmbH & Co KG
Wittkullerstrasse 140-144
D-42719 Solingen
Germany
+49 212 312077
+49 212 316183
hello@wkc-solingen.de
Ceremonial British Infantry military sword and scabbard
www.sabres-militaires.com
Specialist and Collectable Swords
www.wkc-historical.de
www.wkc-sports-france.com