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Military Swords

William Scully Ltd. supplies military carbon steel swords to units across Canada.  Our swords are the sealed patterns held at the Department of National Defence and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.  We are very proud of the fact that Scully swords have been carried by Canadian Officer’s for over 140 years.

All swords marked William Scully Ltd. are to full D.N.D. and R.C.M.P. specification.   All blades are hand-forged and tested to the requirements of fighting blades in the 18th and 19th centuries. Blades are flexed out of center 6". When released the blade must spring back into correct alignment before receiving the brass inset proof (star), that denotes correct tempering and balance.   (William Scully Ltd. does not supply stainless steel decorative display swords, as stainless steel has a low tensile strength and fractures on impact.) 

Carbon steel blade: Carbon - 0.5% to 0.6%, Manganese - 0.6% to 0.9%, Silicon - 0.15% to 0.35%, Phosphors - maximum 0.04%, Sulphur - maximum 0.04%  The grade of the blade steel is between AISI - 1050 and 1060, with increased amounts of Manganese and Silicone to enhance strength and flexibility. The blades are hardened to between 48 to 52 Rockwell, depending on the thickness, width and use of the individual blade. The hardening and tempering of the carbon steel blade is critical for strength. 

All blades are forged from a single billet of carbon steel, hand ground to shape, hardened, tempered, commercially polished to a mirror finish, before they are finally acid-etched with Her Majesty's Cipher and the Canadian Shield in the Center of the Dominion Coat of Arms. All hilts are stamped, and all grips are carved wood, wrapped in sharkskin, then wired with gold or silver wire.

Stock Patterns: Canadian Infantry Sword  (1897), Canadian Rifle and Light Infantry Sword, Royal Canadian Artillery Sword, Royal Canadian Navy Sword, Cavalry Officer’s Sabre (1912), Cavalry Trooper Sabre (1908, Mark I), Royal Canadian Air Force Sword, Highland Broadsword Claymore, Drummer Sword, Bugler Sword

If you are visiting Montreal, you are welcome to visit our showroom to review the sword pattern being considered.  Our sword offering is not your least expensive option, however these are the finest swords available in the world - period. 

A complete line of sword belts and sword knots are also available.  Discounts are available for quantity purchases.  Custom swords and etching are available however minimum order quantities will apply.

A pattern specific description is available on each sword details page.