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

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WKC Awarded ISO certification DIN ISO 9001:2000

At WKC, we believe you deserve the best service and quality. That is why we submitted ourselves to the ISO certification. To be certified means going through demanding procedures and is a guarantee you will receive a high-quality service. WKC passed the re-audit and is fully certified f

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7 April 2009

WKC has considerably extended its supply of goods to defence markets. The company's products are high-quality and made according to customer specifications. WKC offers government and group purchases, but not single sales.

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7 April 2009

At WKC, we believe you deserve the best service and quality. That is why we submitted ourselves to the ISO certification. To be certified means going through demanding procedures and is a guarantee you will receive a high-quality service. WKC passed the re-audit and is fully certified f

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25 March 2008

WKC manufactured the ceremonial sword for the Duke of Edinburgh, His Royal Highness Prince Philip. 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

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25 March 2008

WKC has passed a re-audit and is fully certified for the production of ceremonial swords and uniform accessories, in addition to hunting and outdoor knives as well as sports-weapons (katana swords). Since 1883, Weyersberg, Kirschbaum & Co. (WKC), has been manufacturing military sw

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3 July 2007

The German-based swordsmith Weyersberg, Kirschbaum & Co. (WKC) has been appointed as the official supplier of ceremonial dress swords for the British army's Royal Logistic Corps. The hand-forged 825 mm long blade of the ceremonial sword is acid-etched on both sides with the Royal L

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3 July 2007

The United States Marine Corps has approved German-based swordsmiths Weyersberg, Kirschbaum & Co. (WKC) as the official supplier of ceremonial dress swords for commissioned and non-commissioned marine officers. The hand-forged 30 inch blades of the dress swords are acid-etched with

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2 July 2007

The German-based swordsmith Weyersberg, Kirschbaum & Co. (WKC) will be exhibiting at the Defence Systems & Equipment International Exhibition (DSEI) 2007, which takes place at ExCeL London, UK, from the 11th to the 14th of September. Playing host to over 1,200 exhibitors from 36

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WKC Stahl und Metallwarenfabrik Hans Kolping GmbH & Co KG
Hans Kolping GmbH & Co. KG

Wittkullerstrasse 140 - 144

42719 Solingen

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WKC France

8 Chemin des Molières

42700 Firminy

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+33 09 77 37 43 62 +33 04 71 75 90 63

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