Monday, August 20, 2018

The Makers of the Lightsaber Started Out Making Fishing Rods?


Kilwell is a Rotorua, New Zealand family's carbon fibre business - and business is good thanks to the company's ability to diversify.

It has been in the fishing and hunting game for 85 years and during that time has developed a number of carbon fibre products including fishing rods, luxury cars and... the lightsabers in the Star Wars films?!?!


"There are certainly times where we are asked to make a certain thing that we don't specifically know what it is used for - either they're not telling us because they don't want to, or they can't. We have a recipe to build a piece of tubing and that's what we do," Kilwell Director of Sales Geoff Wells commented.

Read more at 1 News Now.

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