A folding knife with grips made from 13th century oak

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On June 15th 2015 it was eight hundred years to the day since King John agreed to limit his powers and sealed the Magna Carta. This Sheffield made folding knife is hand made and produced by one of the last remaining cutlers in Sheffield and whilst a fine item in it’s own right the ancient oak grips make for a superb commemorative piece of what was an epic event in British and world history.

The grips with which this folding knife is made are from a 13th century oak beam. The a beam was from an ancient building and given that the oak had been seasoned by the time it was used and had been taken from a tree old at the time the oak is probably one hundred years older.

With the Sheffield made folding knife you will receive a letter on hand made paper describing the knife. We have used a font derived from the script the scribes used in transcribing the Magna Carta. The knife a heirloom piece is only available in limited quantities. It’s a quality Magna Carta gift item and it comes boxed with a certificate of authenticity from the maker.

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The knife comes in two types. One with the Magna Carta laser engraving on the blade and the other without. The knife has a sheepsfoot blade of the type produced in Sheffield for centuries. It’s length opened is six and half inches

The knife without the engraving is 68. It comes gift boxed and post paid in the UK

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Magna Carta folding knife

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This is the laser engraving on the Magna Carta knife

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The price of the knife with the engraving is 78


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Have a look at our web site with a range of scissors using Japanese steel and also quality shaving and personal care items click on the image above.

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On that web site we have a limited edition safety razor made with teak stored for sixty years by the Royal Navy.

If you want further information on any of our products just send me and email to me Malcolm Carpenter at m.carpenter519@btinternet.com

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Folding knives by Michael Harrison the proprietor of A. Wright & Son Ltd

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This is a circa 1865 straight razor Sheffield made by John and William Ragg. Hand forged blade, crocus polished un-used and stored since it was made. It’s on the above web site under ‘antique razors’.

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Click on the arrow above to visit our other site with a wide range of Sheffield pocket knives made with historic wood

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Click on the Sheffield made logo above to see a short history of Sheffield and it’s knife making.

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