So Scotland is where they hide all the manly men…

Macdonald Armouries, which makes reproductions of edged weaponry for collectors, museums and theatre companies and historical fencers, is offering what must be one of the most unique work opportunities in the country.

Owner and master-at-arms Paul Macdonald, 41, is to offer two new starts the chance to gain experience in one of Scotland’s rarest heritage crafts today. Applicants do not need any previous experience but they must be confident in their abilities to learn quickly and create with various power and hand tools.

Paul, who described the job as demanding but rewarding, said: “A passion for history has to be there because we research and study original pieces – it’s an essential part of the job. [Read more]

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