ABOUT US

Some men of noble stock were made,
some glory in the murder-blade,
Some praise a Science or an Art,
but I like honourable Trade!

- James Elroy Flecker

Our History

Seventy something years ago

The History of the group dates way back to 1943, when a small cutlery firm founded by Late. Mr. Ved Prakash Windlass was awarded its first British government contract.

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Two Crossed Khukris with the 'W' at top
Windlass Steelcrafts Trademark Logo

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Windlass Steelcrafts was selected by the famed British Gurkha Regiments to build their critical and unique combat knife, the kukri, and this contract continued uninterrupted for many years, a record which continues to grow with each passing year.

The early days of
Windlass Steelcrafts

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After independence, in 1947, the firm kept on supplying to the British in Malaya and Singapore. Then since 1965, the Indian Army started placing orders on the firm through DGSND, which WSC successfully executed and also supplied to merchant exporters of Delhi and Bombay.

Across the Atlantic !!!

Ved Prakash Windlass

Through the 1970's and 1980's the company that had made its mark with the British and Indian ministries of Defence, landed in USA.

Across the Atlantic in the United States, a small and relatively unknown firm - Atlanta Cutlery Corporation, had been approaching the U.S. military for the same purpose and an allegiance was formed. Over a period of time, Atlanta Cutlery Corp. became a major U.S. Marine Corps supplier of dress swords and sabers through this alliance.

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Acquisition of Atlanta Cutlery Corporation and Museum Replicas Limited

The footprint in the U.S. is solidified with the full ownership of the Atlanta Cutlery Corp. and Museum Replicas Ltd. companies in the year 1995.

Additionally in this year a textile branch was begun, R.S. Windlass & Sons to provide historical, military and contemporary apparel to the commercial industry.

In 1998 Atlanta Cutlery Corp. and Windlass Steelcrafts manufacturing are selected by the U.S. Defense Logistics Agency to provide NCO sabers for the Marine Corps.With a strong foothold in the US market WSC also started manufacturing products for motion pictures and Television props. With products such as the Helmet of the Spaniard from the movie Gladiator WSC begins to be recognized as a quality supplier and designer for medieval swords, armory, shields and stuff.

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Helmet Of General Maximus from the Motion Picture Gladiator manufactured by Windlass Steelctafts

Mr. Ved Prakash Windlass

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The seeds of Windlass Steelcrafts was sown by a young motivated Indian named Ved Prakash Windlass in the year 1941 when he started a small undertaking to supply 'khukris' to the British Gurkha regiment in the pre independent era of the Indian history.

Born and brought up in Ambala - a major city in the province of punjab, Mr. Windlass moved to the valley city of Dehradun in the year 1941 . There he founded several ventures and also worked as a government contractor before moving on to finding a small cutlery unit. Two years later in the year 1943 a firm was officially registered under the name 'Windlass Steelcrafts ' that is the flagship company of the Windlass Group.

Next Generation comes into business

Between 1943 and 1979, Mr. Windlass' sons were groomed to manage and expand the business. Sudhir, Vinay, Ashok and Pradeep introduced the company to the world. Many awards and certifications were granted to Windlass Steelcrafts during these decades for excellence, timely delivery and quality.

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Sudhir and Ved Prakash Windlass

Sudhir
arrives in WSC

A young Sudhir Windlass joins WSC full time and takes the responsibility to introduce WSC products to the world. He undertakes the marketing operations and the modernization era begins for WSC.

Expansion across the world and
increasing outreach

Post 1979, the focus was to introduce the products in markets all over the world. During 1980's and 90's Windlass Steelcrafts became a major player in the international markets and its products began to be recognized as top of the line items.

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Still in the family

Even though the small undertaking started by Mr. VP Windlass in 1943 now has presence in all the major markets in the world, the firm is still among the members of the Windlass family.windlass-brothers.jpg

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Sudhir Windlass
(Partner)

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Pradeep Windlass
(Partner)

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Rajiv Goil
(Partner)

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Ranit Windlass

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Sugandh Windlass

OUR PHILOSOPHY

"Quality is never an accident, It is always the result of a superior effort, There must be the will to produce a superior thing"
John Ruskin

Products: Our products are unique, because they are fully functional and usable.
Our edged weapons will always cut, behave and feel like the originals, while our armor and helmets are fully wearable and articulated. Our products will always be a work of art that will be a true statement when either displayed in an office setting or den or when used in a battle scenario.

Clients: Customer satisfaction is of utmost important to Windlass Steelcrafts and it is one in which we strive to excel.

Through R&D, we are continuously looking to rein in our manufacturing costs, so we may provide our customers with the highest quality products, at the lowest price point possible. We try to be efficient yet adaptable to accommodate every customer request and more importantly, to meet our customer's deadlines.

Employees: Ultimately, our quality of work, and all that we stand for, is defined by our employees. As the fabric of our company, we truly respect and care for each and every one of our employees. Windlass Steelcrafts is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of color,race, caste, creed or gender. We do not support nor endorse child labour,prison labour or any kind of exploitation. We either have full time employees or contractors manufacturing certain special parts exclusively for our needs.

Society and Philanthropy: Windlass Steelcrafts is a good citizen of India and of the world. We have always stayed active in social programs to help build the communities in which we live. Apart from donations to several Non Profit Organizations, we actively work towards improving the standard of living in the villages around our factory. Our factory is also very environment friendly, with little or no emissions and has enough trees to even be considered as a park!

OUR GROUP

Windlass Group is a diversified business group based in Dehradun, Uttarakhand - India. The flagship firm of the group Windlass Steelcrafts was founded in the year 1943 by Late Mr. Ved Prakash Windlass. Since then the group has expanded to almost every part of the world. The group finds its interest in Swords-armor and other handicrafts manufacturing, Clothing and apparel, Pharmaceuticals, Real Estate, Hospitality, Oilfield Equipment manufacturing, Retailing of Licensed hollywood props among other things. A brief information about the group companies and firms along with links to their websites can be seen below.

Windlass
Steelcrafts

Windlass Steelcrafts

Add. VPO Village Balawala
Haridwar Road Deharadun - Uttarakhand - India

Windlass Steelcrafts is the flagship company of the Windlass group. Established as a small undertaking in the year 1941 by Mr. Ved Prakash Windlass to manufacture khukris for the british Gurkha regiment - the company now sells its products all over the world through its vast channel of distributors and resellers.

Over a period of time the company has invested heavily in research and development as well as mordernizing its operations so that the products manufactured at Windlass Steelcrafts are authentic, high quality masterpieces.

Tel: +91-135-2686470, 2686624
E-mail: sales@windlass.com
Windlass Engineers and Services Private Limited (India)

Windlass Engineers and Services Private Limited (India)

Windlass Engineers & Services, Inc. 1420 North Post Oak Road Houston, TX 77055, USA

Windlass Engineers & Services is an established manufacturer and distributor of quality oilfield equipment.

Our manufacturing facility is spread over 10 acres with manufacturing buildings of 60,000 square feet that house state-of-the-art manufacturing processes manned by a highly qualified, motivated and experienced team.

Our quality and customer focus are evident in everything we design, manufacture, test and deliver. It is this emphasis on quality, innovative technology and complete end-to-end manufacturing solutions that drive our business and provide our customers with significant competitive advantages in the global marketplace.

At the heart of the company is a team of skilled, dedicated and highly qualified workforce with decades of experience in oilfield equipment manufacturing. Our entire team is committed to providing customers with unrivaled expertise, service and support.

E-mail : sales@windlassoilequipment.com
U.S./Canada Toll Free : +1 (877) 918-2025
Telephone : +1 (713) 680-3338 Fax : +1 (713) 680-3328
http://windlassengineers.com
Windlass Contructions Private Limited (India)

Windlass Constructions Private Limited (India)

Windlass Constructions Private Limited NH-72, Kuanwala, Haridwar Road, Dehradun – Uttarakhand

Windlass Constructions is the pioneer in large scale real estate and commercial projects in the state of Uttarakhand. The promoters are born and brought up in the city of Dehradun and have deep roots in the cultural and traditional fabric of the city, and therefore understand the demands and needs of the people of the state.

The group has always strived to build everlasting real estate projects to enable bonding and harmony in families. Our residential communities have been a fostering ground for people to live, work, play and connect. On the commercial front the group’s projects have enabled tremendous growth and success for the businesses in the region.

Our team comprises of industry stalwarts and passionate young people with fresh ideas striving to raise the bar. We build unmatched structures with beautiful aesthetics, innovative designs with the latest technology keeping safety, cost and comfort as our guiding pillars.

Our Projects: Windlass Residency, Windlass Shopping Complex, Windlass River Valley, and a branded five star hotel and ultra-luxury apartments

E-mail : sales@windlassconstructions.com
Toll Free : 1800-180-4203
Telephone : (+91) (135) 2717711, 2717712 http://www.windlassconstructions.com
Atlanta Cutlery Corporation (USA)

Atlanta Cutlery Corporation (USA)

Add. 2147 Gees Mill Road Conyers, Georgia 30013 USA

Atlanta Cutlery Corp. started in 1971 as a mail order catalog company selling hunting and other hard to find knives and knife making supplies from all over the world. Our well educated and highly trained staff directs the company. Our full time, in-house staff includes experts on historical weapons, a research and design team as well as Creative Director Dave DiPietro (formerly with Paramount Studios) and Robin Chaudhuri (formerly with Michigan State University Historical Museum in Arms & Armour). 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). And we wouldn�t be who we are today without giving proper thanks to our founder Hank Reinhardt, nationally acclaimed expert on edged weapons. He passed away recently and he will be dearly missed.

We understand the hunger for well researched and well made historically accurate and battle worthy weapons for the growing interest in medieval history and collectibles. We traveled far and wide armed with the wealth of information that was gathered from various museums and private collections around the world, to scout for sword smiths and manufacturers to give you quality weapons at affordable prices. Our continued association since our inception in 1985 with Windlass Steelcrafts has made us traverse the long road to where we can proudly proclaim our leadership in this arena.

Today, along with our sister company Museum Replicas, Ltd, we offer an extensive line of products which includes high quality period clothing, jewelry, sculptures and well researched battle worthy edged weapons that you would have been proud to carry in any battle if you could go back in time.

Tel: (US & Canada): 1-800-883-0300 (International): +1-770-922-7500 Fax: 1-770-388-0246
E-mail: custserve@atlantacutlery.com
http://atlantacutlery.com
Museum Replicas Limited (USA)

Museum Replicas Limited (USA)

Add. 2147 Gees Mill Road Conyers, Georgia 30013 USA

Museum Replicas Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of Atlanta Cutlery Corp., a mail order catalog company started in 1971 to sell military surplus, hunting and other hard to find knives and knife making supplies from all over the world.

Our well educated and highly trained staff directs the company. Our full time, in-house staff includes experts on historical weapons, a research and design team as well as Creative Director Dave DiPietro (formerly with Paramount Studios) and Robin Chaudhuri (formerly with Michigan State University Historical Museum in Arms & Armour). 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). And we wouldn't be who we are today without giving proper thanks to our founder Hank Reinhardt, nationally acclaimed expert on edged weapons. He passed away recently and he will be dearly missed.

We understand the hunger for well researched and well made historically accurate and battle worthy weapons for the growing interest from Greek and medieval to the Renaissance and even movies and TV of today. We traveled far and wide armed with the wealth of information that was gathered from various museums, experts and private collections around the world, to scout for sword smiths and manufacturers to give you quality weapons at affordable prices. Our continued association since our inception in 1985 with Windlass Steelcrafts has made us traverse the long road to where we can proudly proclaim our leadership in this arena.

Today we offer an extensive line of products which includes period clothing, jewelry, sculptures and well researched battle worthy edged weapons and armor that you would have been proud to carry in 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.

Tel: (US & Canada): 1-800-883-0300 (International): +1-770-922-7500
Fax: 1-770-388-0246
E-mail: custserve@museumreplicas.com
http://museumreplicas.com
RS Windlass & Sons (India)

RS Windlass & Sons (India)

Add. C-21 Hosiery Complex Phase 2

Noida 201305 - Uttar Pradesh - India

R.S. Windlass & Sons is proud of its international reputation as a top manufacturer of readymade garments for ladies and children in a wide range of fabrics. With specialization in manufacturing exquisite period costumes that recreate the splendor of lords and ladies of the bygone era. Some of the most glamorous and remarkable items manufactured at R.S. Windlass includes fully licensed replicas of the costumes from the Hollywood blockbusters like Lord of the rings, Gladiator, Kingdom of Heaven and many more.

Our other products include Cotton, Rayon, Polyesters, Silk, Georgettes, Chiffon and other combinations but our prime focus and expertise are heavy fabrics (Tapestry, Brocade, Quilting and Denims). RS Windlass also trades in brass handicrafts and light category leather goods. The company believes in high standards of quality and a prompt delivery at the most competitive prices. The key to success is the firm commitment to provide excellent services to our customers and taking care of their business by providing world class quality products in a fascinating range.

Tel: +91-120-4018800
E-mail: sales@rswindlass.com
http://rswindlass.com
Windlass Online Stores Private Limited

Windlass Online Stores Private Limited

Add. C-21 Hosiery Complex Phase 2 Noida - Uttar Pradesh 201305 - India

Windlass Online Stores Private limited is a company incorporated under the Indian law. The company was formally incorporated in August 2012 with the primary function to cater to the technical requirements of the Windlass Group companies as well as to establish a presence in the Indian E-commerce Industry. Along with managing and maintaining the online presence of the group websites WOSPL is also credited with the management of the e-commerce stores in US, Europe, and India. With launch of WOSPL's first one of its kind e-commerce site www.collectorsheritage.com in India that sells high quality collectibles, Live Action Role Play items, Costumes, and props, WOSPL is set on leaving a mark.

Tel: +91-120-4117765, 4018800
E-mail: sales@collectorsheritage.com
http://windlassonlinestores.com
Windlass Sword Company - UK

Windlass Sword

Workshop 7, Elstree Film Studios,< br/> Shenley Road, Borehamwood
Hertfordshire, WD6 1JG

British Military Swords supplier since 1943 Windlass Steelcrafts post its aquisition of the Toledo sword makers Marto and Bermejo in 2011, are the largest producers of swords in the world.

Today Windlass manufactures every pattern of British military swords currently used by the British Armed Forces. Since 2008, Windlass Steelcrafts has been producing all of the swords, scabbards, lances, dirks and sgian dubhs purchased by the UK Ministry of defence.

In 2013 Windlass decided to open it's own sales and distribution company in the UK. Based in North West London, Windlass Sword Company Limited supplies Windlass branded products direct from it's own warehouse. With many of the popular items in stock, delivery periods can be kept to a minimum.

Besides military swords, Windlass Sword company also offers presentation swords, miniature swords, sword knots, sword belts and other medieval swords, shields and armor manufactured by Windlass. Since we know that a sword is passed through generations we also offer sword refurbishment services.

The team running the UK operations have, between them, many years of experience in the sword business. They are very happy, if required, to give advice to officers on regimental/corps regulations.

Tel: +44 (0)20 8324 2718
E-mail: sales@windlasssword.com
http://windlasssword.com