Swords are still produced using traditional methods of manufacture. Blades are forged from a single billet of high-carbon steel, before being hand ground to the final shape, hardened and tampered, then hand polished to a mirror finish. Finally, they are acid etched with the required pattern or as specified by the customer.
The hilt or guard is cast in brass or pressed in steel before being shaped, mirror polished and gold or nickel electro-plated, according to customer requirements. The grip core is carved from wood, then covered in fish-skin before being bound with gold or silver-plated wire. Each sword is assembled by a skilled craftsman.
Scabbards are made to the same exacting standards as the swords. The scabbard bodies are produced either from rawhide leather or wood covered with pig or goat-skin. A team of inspectors ensures that the quality of the sword is maintained to the fine standards expected by the British Armed Forces.
Pooley Sword can supply all British Military and Commonwealth swords.
Pooley Sword also undertake refurbishment of swords to the highest standards. Each refurbishment is different and the sword will be individually assessed before the commencement of the work.
A sword is a beautiful hand-made instrument and as such should be looked after with great care. The following points are a guideline to keeping your sword in pristine condition.
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