Handmade Sheffield knives including penknives, folding knives, gardening knives and a wide range of other knives with different blade types and all made with carbon steel blades . The knives are made by some of Sheffield’s finest craftsmen including Trevor Ablett the links to all the site pages are right at the bottom of each page otherwise scroll through the pages by clicking on the figure 1 below. When you look at the knives you will see some have shaped handles, some curved blades and each is designed for a specific purpose. Some are longer than others and some are made especially to reflect the skills of the knife maker with handles in exotic woods and other features like hand file work on the spring backs of the knives. The Sheffield knife blades have traditional names the origins of which may have been lost but they are the products and inheritance of generations of Sheffield craftsmen some of whom are getting on in years and have a very limited output. They are not mass produced items and we frequently run out of stock especially for the items made by Trevor Ablett whose fine work in always in demand.  All our knives are guaranteed made in Sheffield by Sheffield craftsmen. We have an ever increasing range genleman’s pocket knives.

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Click on the figure 1 to go to the first page of the Sheffield knife catalogue. Each number on each page will take you through the catalogue

Credit card payments are processed by Paypal and you are required to be 18 + to use that service. If you paying by credit card using that service you will need to enter your date of birth on the payments page. If you are sending us a cheque you need to provide us with your date of birth with the cheque. All the penknives come postage paid within the UK. Other destinations a single payment of 5 is required for penknives however many are ordered other large knives please ask for a quote. Using Paypal we do not see your credit card details or keep your personal details on our computer and you can pay via paypal even though you may not be a member

Buyers are solely responsible for ensuring that they observe the relevant laws in their respective legal jurisdictions or countries particularly with regard to the import, carrying and use of the knives they purchase. These are not items for re-enactors these are the authentic items in most cases made by firms with several hundred years of knife making history

If you would just like to see the penknife and pocket knife ranges you can go straight to them on the links below otherwise for the survival knifes, yachting knifes and Scottish Dirks click on 1 above

John Maleham’s Penknives

More of John’s Penknives

John’s Premier Range

Trevor Ablett’s Penknives

Army Knife


Don’t forget to have a look at our Bushcraft survival knives made by John Maleham of A. Wright. These are made out of tool steel and are  amongst the finest  survival knives on the market. The links to all the pages are at the bottom of this page. This survival knife pictured has a rosewood handle and you can click on the picture to go directly to it.


Stag handle. Ettrick shape. Pruner blade. Overall length four inches. Stock number A37. This is one of the fine knives made by Trevor Ablett of Sheffield. One of Sheffield’s last independent knife makers. He makes a wide range of gardening knives, pocket and pen knives and his knives come in a presentation box. The knives of John Maleham are just as fine and his knives come in a wider range and include survival knives, bowie knives and a range of penknives. The blades and handles of these knives are made to traditional shapes and some of the origins of the shapes have been lost. The Ettrick shaped handles may have originated from Ettrick in Scotland but nobody knows for sure. The one thing you can count on is the quality of these Sheffield knives which are the products of centuries of accumulated knife making skills in Sheffield.


This knife has a Buffalo handle which polishes to a very nice patina and because it is a natural material every knife is slightly different. It has double blades one of which is a clip point the other spear point. Another fine Sheffield knife. Have a look at our page of gentleman’s pocket knives made by Trevor Ablett.

Pruning knife with Ox horn handle

This is a knife with an OX horn handle. The material is translucent and the colour lies at diiferent depths in the handle. Ox is a more colourful material than the Buffalo


Don’t forget to have a look at our penknife holder - the holder photgraphed  fits single bladed folding knives. We have another leather pouch which will fit double bladed knives. We also have on the Accessories page a Sheffield made knife sharpening steel for which there is a loop in the leather sheath to hold it in position.

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