King Dick Tools joins with FBHVC to launch AKD Heritage range
Starting out as Abingdon Engineering and manufacturing a range of components and motorcycles, the company began making high quality tools. Adopting the ‘King Dick’ name - after the company owner’s bulldog – it is the only remaining spanner manufacturer in the UK and has maintained proud links with Birmingham since 1856.
The range includes old style double open ended spanners, in AF, BSW and Metric sizes, and featuring a durable, retro black finish. Traditional double ended box spanners also feature, again period correct with a black finish, further supported by customary wooden handled screwdrivers which now incorporate the latest specification of high-performance blades inside conventionally styled and treated wooden handles to give the ultimate classic look but with bang up-to-date performance.
With a design inspired by the original tools, they are produced using state-of-the-art materials and processes and feature a tough, chrome-molybdenum finish. Harking back to a time when prestigious cars of the 1950s and 1960s were equipped with King Dick tools, the new range will be a great addition to any toolbox.
The AKD Heritage collection is available to buy online at https://www.akdheritagecollection.co.uk