At the Sign of the Cross and the Sword

Brunswick Street Lane is a surprising venue, not far off Leith Walk, for a sword-maker. There is no great foundry, no dramatic exhibition hall and no sparks, clangs and clashes. Instead, swinging in the breeze is a sign “of the Cross and Sword” which identifies the home of Macdonald Armoury. This unostentatious but specialist armoury has been producing craftsman-made swords since 1998, which are exported throughout the world.

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