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About Us

Museum Replicas Limited and Atlanta Cutlery Corp. operate under the same roof in Conyers, GA, USA. Atlanta Cutlery originally started as a mail-order catalog company in 1971 to sell military surplus, hunting and other hard-to-find knives and knife making supplies from all over the world. In 1985, Bill Adams and Hank Reinhardt founded Museum Replicas Limited to sell medieval swordsarmor, and more. Windlass Steelcrafts worked closely as a manufacturer with both Bill Adams and Hank Reinhardt to recreate high-quality designs to historical accuracy. The association continued to grow until the time Bill Adams retired and sold the companies to brothers Sudhir and Pradeep Windlass in 1995. Today, we continue to work closely with Windlass Steelcrafts to manufacture high-quality, unique and historical, durable, and capable designs that are manufactured with traditional historical accuracy in mind.
 

Our well-educated and highly trained include experts on historical weapons. Part-time consultants include: Simon Atherton, Prop Master (Braveheart, Saving Private Ryan, Mask of Zorro, Kingdom of Heaven & Gladiator), Joss Skottowe, prop armorer (Die Another Day, Sahara, Quantum of Solace) and Augusto Grassi, prop master (Rome, Wheel of Time).

We understand the hunger for well researched and well made historically accurate, battle-worthy weapons from Greek and medieval to the Renaissance and even to movies, TV, and literature of today. We've traveled far and wide armed with a wealth of information that was gathered from various museums, experts, and private collections around the world. We are forever on the lookout for swordsmiths and manufacturing specialists to give you quality weapons at affordable prices.

Today we offer an extensive line of products that includes men's and women's historical clothing, jewelrysculptures, and well-researched battle-worthy edged weapons and armor that you would have been proud to carry into any battle if you could go back in time. Apart from being time-tested weapons, these relics of history are excellent conversation pieces that could adorn your den or mantle. Our extensive line of products can arm your castle, adorn M'Lady or M'Lord or you can simply wear them to Faire.

Click here for a list of some of the properties we currently hold, as well as some of the productions we have supplied props for.

Forging Swords

Every sword Windlass® makes is proudly hand forged by master bladesmiths from a single ingot of high carbon steel. Windlass chooses the designations 1065, 1075, 1085, or 1095 depending on the application. After the ingot is heated and hammered (sometimes by as many as 3 smiths alternating different sized hammers!) into its general shape a highly experienced grinder gives it its final shape and the blade is polished.

Tempering takes place to relieve the stress that the heat causes in the crystal structure of the steel and is one of the most important steps in making any sword regardless of the steel chosen.  It is this step that further separates your blade from others as a Windlass temper is superior due to its state-of-the-art computer-controlled ovens.

The final step is to test the blade and have an expert visually approve the sword by a quality control inspection.  This ensures the blade you receive is one of the finest made in the world.

 

 

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