We have high quality Sheffield handmade folding knives and Sheffield made scissors produced by Sheffield craftsmen. Our Sheffield Bushcraft and survival knives are amongst the finest you can buy.
Newly arrived on our new web site is a range of pens using the oak from HMS Victory. Also we have wood from Lee Enfield rifle butts which we have used for Great War Commemorative folding knives. http://www.typenet.com
We now have the folding knives made with scales from the ancient oak of HMS Victory Nelson’s flagship during the Battle of Trafalgar. click here to see them
If you do not want to pay online you can telephone us and pay over the phone. 01474879923
Sheffield is still home to skilled artisans making knives and scissors using traditional methods. Largely hand made working in small factories traditional quality products are being created preserving the highly skilled techniques which have always been the hallmark of Sheffield made knives. Sheffield knives are not only fine utilitarian objects they are collectors items in their own right and can be valued for many years. These are not mass produced items these are the products of craftsmen with decades of experience and whether its Sheffield made pen knives or Sheffield made scissors you can find them on the links below. Additionally we have produced a range of commemorative knives using historic wood from various sources. This range of Sheffield knives is increasing and is the result of long search for the timber. Click on the image below to see our Battle of Waterloo commemorative knife.
Fine authentic Battle of Waterloo gifts made utilising 18th century oak and handmade in the traditional way.
Click on the link above to go to start pages for knives, Ernest Wright scissors and a range and a range of Sheffield made gifts. Our accessories page has leather knife pouches, honing stones and leather razor strops
We have a range of antique and vintage Sheffield made knives and Sheffield silver which you can view by clicking on the link above. The new range of knives are penknives and pocket knives made with historic and exotic wood. Knives made with the scales made from the teak decking from the original Royal Yacht Britannia which was launched some fifty years ago were carefully stored and on the decommissioning of the Royal Yacht by the Navy we acquired a small quantity of the original decking. Have a look at these items on our Historic and exotic woods page by clicking here
We have recently added some pages of knives made outside Sheffield with afine damascus bladed folding knife from Pakistan made in the area renowned for it’s craftsmen skilled in knife making.
If you are looking for our pen and pocket knife ranges you can go straight to them on the links below
The penknives and folding knives are traditional knives with traditional blade patterns as made and used in Sheffield for centuries. The inheritors of these craft skills are skill making knives in workshops in much the same manner as they always were made. Using skills of largely of hand and eye they continue the fine Sheffield tradition. The range of material for grips is increasing and alongside the buffalo horn we have Red Coolibah burl from Australia. Burls are deformities in the trees caused by stress or fungus and they make beautiful patterns in the wood. As with all natural materials used in knife making the colours and surface irregularities make each knife different and unique and it is these qualities which make them sought after. The burls in particular are whirls of wood and abstract patterns which present a quite different appearance to that seen in most other woods.
Many of our commemorative knives are on our other web site. We have knives made from an ancient yew to commemorate this years anniversary of the Battle of Agincourt, and also commemorative knives for the various Great War Centenaries. This year also marks an important anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta and we have a few folding knives with scales made for 13th century oak. Click on the image below to see them.
Finally do not forget to have a look at our Bowie knives, survival knives and Scottish dirks which we have for sale. Knives made in the traditional ways and some like the survival knifes made with high quality toolmakers steel. We also have some knives with snakewood handles. A very expensive patterned wood from French Guyana. Initially we have some of John Maleham’s knives with hand file work down the spring back with Snakewood handles but soon some of the other folding knives will carry snakewood handles. Like all the knives these are not production line products made in enormous quantities and the availability varies as the result of the availability of the natural materials used in the manufacturing process.
This is one of the Bushcraft Survival knives made by John and you can click on the picture to go to it or follow the links at the bottom of the page. You can as a alternative view Reg Cooper’s Bowie and hunting knives. Reg Cooper although he is in his 80’s is still producing a few items and he works in Trevor Ablett’s workshop in Sheffield. He is not the oldest knife maker in Sheffield ; Jack Adams is still going strong in his 80’s and he makes our Scottish dirks an sgian dubh’s.
Have a look at our two featured knives
We have selected two knives this week to feature and we will change the knives on this page from time to time as new patterns come in - we will try to feature new distinctive materials or some nice examples of the knife makers art.
Have a look at our handmade Sheffield folding knife with scales made from planking from HMS Victory, Nelson’s flagship at the Battle of Trafalgar. The knives are made with traditional blade types which would have been used in British warships of the period. These knives make great nautical gifts. A signed letter on handmade paper such as would have been used during that period is included. We have even tried to use a typeface appropriate for that era - click here These fine collectible HMS Victory oak gifts are made solely for us by one of Sheffield’s leading knife makers.
We also have a range of associated memorabilia including a copper medal made using the copper from the Foudroyant shipwreck which has been set into wood from the oak salvaged from HMS Victory making a unique piece utilising materials from two of Nelson’s flagships. click here.
The commemorative knives made utilising the Lee Enfield walnut now come with a variety of centenary inscriptions on their blades including ‘The Battle of Somme’. Click here to see them on our other web site.