Sheffield made pocket knives with grips made from the historic timber of HMS Victory

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Nelsons advice to his Midshipmen. 1793

HMS Victory was Nelson’s flagship during the battle and was laid down in 1759 and launched in 1765. In 1922 she was moved into a dry dock in Portsmouth and preserved as a museum ship. She is the flagship of the 1st Sea Lord and is the worlds oldest naval ship still in commission. Wooden hulled ships always require replacement of their wooden hulls. Oak was used in the Victory and despite it being coated with copper sheathing it still perishes. The wood we acquired was from a refurbishment and came to complete with the copper shipbuilding nails which were use with all these item.  With the knife is a letter providing details of the knife and we have produced the letter on handmade paper of the type used during the period and used the Caslon typeface which is also authentic to the time. The wood was supplied originally to craftsmen for fine furniture commissions and gift items and we obtained some of the last offcuts from this work. We have very limited quantities of this wood. The scales on this knife could have been with HMS Victory in some epic naval engagements including Trafalgar - who  knows?


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Our blade shapes are much the same as in Nelson’s day and these knives are handmade by Sheffield craftsmen largely using the skills of hand and eye. The knife is boxed with a certificate of authenticity from the knife maker. It’s a traditional folding penknife. Sheffield cutlers will have been making knives of these blade patterns for Nelson’s navy at the time of the Napoleonic wars. The blades are carbon steel and you should read about how care for this steel on our care of your knives page’.


folding knife with HMS Victory scales

Spearpoint folding knife. Six and half inches long opened. Polished blade with one nickel silver bolster. Ancient oak scales from HMS Victory. H18  Price 78

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Handmade penknife with HMS Victory scales

Lambsfoot folding knife. Six and half inches long opened. Polished blade with one nickel silver bolster. Ancient oak scales from HMS Victory. H19 Price 78

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The Magna Carta knife is on the next page click on the arrow above to view it


These knives make excellent Battle of Trafalgar, Napoleonic war gifts They are fine gifts for those interested not just in Admiral Nelson but nautical and British history in general. We have other HMS Victory gift ideas coming up and these will feature authentic HMS Victory and the Battle of Trafalgar memorabilia. The HMS Victory salvaged oak is in very limited quantities and if you are considering Fathers Day Gifts or birthdays buy it whilst it is available. The HMS Victory knife is accompanied by the signed letter in an envelope which we do not seal or address so if you are passing the HMS Victory knife on as a gift you can add a name of the front.


Don’t forget to have a look at folding knives made with handles from the teak deck planking from the Royal Yacht HMY Britannia.


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To match these knives we have some hand made pens utilising oak from Nelson’s flagship HMS Victory and also 18th century oak from No 4 St. James Square, London. The 18th century oak has been used for a range of letter openers and pens. No. 4 St. James’s Square is currently the home of the Naval and Military Club. Click on the logo to view these items.


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We have a cufflink range made utilising historic metal  including metal from World War Two Battle of Britain Spitfires and Hurricanes. We have a very few cufflink sets made from a Junkers JU88 which Douglas Bader participated in it’s shooting down over the Thames Estuary. You can see these items on typenet.com


Waterloo

2015 marked the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo. A large number of events took place to commemorate the battle. The Wellington dispatch telling the King about the battle was delivered to him at an address in the Square and the 18th century oak used for these knives comes from 4 St. James’s Square. St. James’s Square will feature in the Commemorations and we are producing a number of unique commemorative items. Principle amongst our knives is a handmade Sheffield folding knife engraved with the  bicentenary dates and with a handle made from our supply of ancient oak from number Four St. James’s Square . The Sheffield made knife is accompanied by a letter on handmade paper telling you about the oak and about the making of the knife along with a few brief extracts from the famous dispatch. These Sheffield made traditional gentleman’s penknives are on our other web site http://www.typenet.com


Commemorative knives covering the Battle of Agincourt  and other historic events which have important anniversaries in 2015 will be on our other web site http://www.typenet.com


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Our Magna Carta knife using ancient oak can be seen by clicking on the picture of that oak above.


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Click on the image above to visit our pages with cufflinks made from the ancient copper sheathing from HMS Victory.

Nelson Victory cufflinks

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Spend over 100 in one order of any of our products and receive a Sheffield made folding knife of our choice inclusive of UK postage free. To avail yourself of this offer you must notify us by email at the time of purchase  and the offer is only available for a limited time and whilst this notification is current on our web site


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