Welcome to Glittering Edge Ltd.  We are a small bladesmithing and swordmaking company based in Edinburgh, Scotland. We are under the collective banner of the Edinburgh Open Workshop, where many other talented professionals and artists reside.

We strive for high quality products and friendly service.  We will consider most jobs and enjoy creating one-off items as well as blades for a more standardised production.  Our general production usually falls into 1 of 4 categories;

  • Swords
  • Dirks & Sgian Dubhs
  • Culinary
  • Bushcraft

We also offer Bladesmithing lessons and are open to arranging a demonstration visit for yourself or a small group.  Click here for the complete information.

None of our products, whether they are for display purposes or for use will leave the workshop without being properly hardened and tempered. No blades skip this crucial step. This ensures that you are getting a strong and reliable product that we are happy to put our name on and should last you many years with proper care and attention.

On our Products pages you will see several designs we offer as standard patterns. Our swords are normally made from pre-hardened and tempered 75Cr1 (CS80) springsteel lasercut profiles.  These are hardened between 46-48 Rockwell. These are ideal for both HEMA and reenactment alike.

We are happy to offer custom designs for swords and knives which are either ground or forged from a range of steels and, where necessary outsourced for heat treatment.

If you have enquiries please do not hesitate to get in touch, we would love to hear from you.