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Trevor Ablett and his handmade pocket and folding knives in his workshop in Sheffield, England.  Trevor Ablett has now sadly died and this is the last of his traditional Sheffield made pocket knives

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Trevor Ablett and Reg Cooper have making pocket knives and penknives for over fifty years. They served apprenticeships in the trade in Sheffield and between them have seen the craft artisan based approach change beyond recognition. They have kept the traditions alive and are still producing quality products in the same way they always did. Because the penknives are produced with natural materials the handles will differ from those in the illustrations. The Buffalo horn handles range from very light to dark and we cannot supply handles to particular colour specifications. They are truly little mesters as the independent artisans in the Sheffield knife and cutlery trade were known. All the Sheffield penknives and pocket knives below are premier range craft items made personally by Trevor Ablett. The Ettrick penknives made by Trevor Ablett have the beautiful shaped serpentine handle and as such have a very nice feel when used. Each blade has a traditional name and you can see the shape of the blade from the photographs. You can see Trevor Ablett in Michael Portillo’s  Great British Railway Journey’s when he visited Sheffield. To see Trevor Ablett’s penknives just keep scrolling down the page.

Remember you need to be 18+ to buy these  hand made Sheffield penknives and you are required to certify that at checkout. You need to ensure that in your Country or legal jurisdiction you observe the law regarding the import, carrying and use of these knives

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Remember to have a look at our leather penknife holder by clicking on the button below


In production are some of the knives made with the  parts left over from the supplier of some of Trevor Abletts knife parts. The first is now available and will appear below.


The first of the reproduction Trevors knives made by the person who made parts for them is the new shape rosewood with square brass bolsters and stamped made in Sheffield but not of course with Trevors logo. These are entirly handmade as the original jigs are not available.


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This is the Trevor Ablett recreated sheepsfoot rosewood handle in his new shape with square brass bolsters. It’s seven inches long overall with a sheepsfoot blade. A very nice knife.  It is the same knife as Trevor’s and the same shape with a carbon steel blade. It’s an elegant distinctive Sheffield made folding knife and quite different to the other knives we have. It’s  handmade and a classic Sheffield made knife. Stock T1 53


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This is a new original Trevor Ablett knife with original box. Unused since it was purchased and carefully stored. Overall length open seven inches with a lambsfoot blade unblemished. SOLD

I only have one of these and if you wish to purchase it please email me at post@typenet.com


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Have a look at our new range of manicure and other personal care scissors by clicking on the image above. The range includes moustache scissors and also a variety of fine sheffield made household scissors. The range includes hairdressing scissors and dressmaking scissors and shears all of the finest quality.


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Redwood handle.   Pruner. Single bolster Overall length Six and half inches Stock number A23

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To go to our page of razors and other personal care items click on the image left.


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For the latest news on our products and special offers click on the image above. We have several new products and details appear from time to time on our special offers page.


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If you spend over 100 in one go from any of our web sites you are entitled to a free Sheffield made pocket knife of our choice post paid in the UK. The offer is only valid whilst current on our web site. You must notify us at the time of purchase on post@typenet.com


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