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One thing led to another, and an 87-year-old man now runs the only British Military Swordmaker

“For more than 200 years, Wilkinson Sword made swords for the military but, in 2005, they decided to shut up shop.

However, one former customer, Robert Pooley, who was 70 at the time, decided to acquire their sword designs and have a go himself.

Now aged 87, he makes and renovates swords for the Royal Family, dignitaries and militaries all over the world.”