This is a partnership of two ‘Johns' John Austin and John Partridge hence TWO J's, related by being brothers in law.

JP, a skilled hosiery mechanic by trade has been fascinated by history and re-enactment for years and started re-enactment in the 1970's.

In 1987 he asked JA, a skilled print engineer, to ply his trade and make him a sword in a 17th C pattern for re-enactment use. JP then made the leather scabbard and baldric and took it along to his next English Civil War muster. The response from his regiment ‘Weldons' was “can you make me one” this was the start of:-

TWO J's Suppliers of Arms.