Discussion in 'Weapons, Equipment & Rations' started by Rincewind, Mar 24, 2006.
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So where are we supposed to get official swords from now?
Why E-Bay of course!
Firmins of Birmingham (they make all the badges) are making swords for the Household Cav. Or try Imperial Sword Company at www.army-technology.com/contractors/machine_guns/imperial
Wilkinsons were a rip off, they went under because people were buying cheaper better quality swords elsewhere.
Or you could go on the rob in the royal armouries?
Firmins don't make swords. They sub contract overseas as do Imperial.
The sub contractor that did the work for Wilkinsonâs is carrying out maintenance in the interim.
Has this is a large contract it will have to go to open contract, the best placed firm is German, but I suspect that they will go to India.
There should be no changes in practice.
The sub contractor for Wilkinson Sword is only doing refurbishment - i think, not manufacturing, unless Sussex Swords is anyway related??
The German may be the best then again he may not. It's all to do with price.
My apologies I have edited my post to add maintenance. I have checked and there is sufficient in the loan pool to cover requirements for some time.
wasnt it wilkinson sword who bought the Maidstone after its use as a rest home for unemployed paddy nail bombers during our early excursions to the emerald shitehouse? maybe they just ran out of ship!!
www.crisp-and-sons.com. These are the guys who re furbed for Wilkinsons and still work for the Household Cav. I have seen their work and met them and can recommend them highly
The link above doesn't seem to work , try this http://www.crisp-and-sons.com/index.htm
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