Wilkinson Sword is a brand name for companies that make gardening tools and razors. Wilkinson Sword’s origins are in the manufacture of swords. The company was founded in London in 1772 by Henry Nock. The brand is currently owned by Energizer Holdings. Past product lines have included guns, bayonets, and other objects such as typewriters, garden shears, scissors, and motorcycles.   Wilkinson Sword has manufactured its products in three UK locations over the years: in London, (Chelsea and Acton), Cramlington in Northumberland and Bridgend in Wales, where they made gardening tools. In 2000 it closed its razor plant in the UK and consolidated production in Germany.

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