High quality Sheffield made folding knives and Sheffield made pocket knives along with Sheffield made scissors produced by Sheffield craftsmen
Newly arrived on our web site are a range of Sheffield made sgian dubhs using our historic wood in the grips. One utilises walnut from Lee Enfield rifle butts. We also have a batch of pocket knives with mammoth ivory grips and these are on typenet.com
We now have Sheffield made 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
Another historic item is a folding knife with grips made of oak which is probably a thousand years old. They are made from a beam salvaged from the fire of York Minister cathedral - click here
Sheffield is still home to skilled artisans making Sheffield 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 folding 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.
This Scottish sgian dubh is made with a blade derived from a WW1 sniper plate. We have preserved the original surface of the plate down the back edge of the blade. The handle is cut from a pre WW2 Lee Enfield rifle butt and is walnut. This sgian dubh was made in Sheffield and you can go to our sgian dubh page by clicking on the image
Click on the link above to go to start pages for knives, 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 Sheffield knives are penknives and pocket knives made with historic and exotic wood. Sheffield knives made with the grips 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 a new range of historic keyrings. The first of which is a keyring made using the armoured plating of a Spitfire shot down in the Battle of Britain. This range of limited edition keyrings is on Typenet.com
Michael Harrison has now taken over the business of A. Wright & Son Limited. Michael is a fourth generation Sheffield cutler and he brings with him all the heirloom skills which even today are still practised in Sheffield the home of knife making.
The Sheffield made 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 still making Sheffield 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 Sheffield 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. Our Sheffield made pocket knives are all made with high quality carbon steel look at our care of knives pages on how to care for this specialist steel.
Many of our commemorative Sheffield knives are on our other web site. We have Sheffield made knives from an ancient yew to commemorate the 2015 600th anniversary of the Battle of Agincourt and also commemorative knives for the various Great War Centenaries. one of our unique knives is made from Karelian birch burl and you can go to our other web site by clicking on the image of that Sheffield made knife below.
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 way 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. We have some of Michael Harrisons 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 Michael and you can click on the picture to go to it or follow the links at the bottom of the page. Michael Harrison from a 4th genration family of cutlers has taken over the business of A. Wright & Son Limited and he brings with him considerable inherited heirloom skills to the creation of these products.
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 pocket 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 Sheffield 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.
Have a look at our web site rasoir.uk for a fine range of gentlemens wet shaving products some of which are unique handmade items click on the image above to see them.
1918 marked the centenary of the Armistice you can see a range of commemorative items by going to our other web site rasoir.uk - click on the image
On our other web site we have mammoth ivory pocket knives made in Sheffield. The mammoth ivory is more than ten thousand years old and comes from Siberian traders. It has fantastic tones and shades and you can go to the web site with it on by clicking on the logo above.
To view our Bowie knives click on the image above. Made by craftsmen in Sheffield to traditional designs including one using 15th century oak in it’s handle.
Along with our other Sheffield made pocket knives is a knife with a lambsfoot blade which incorporates metal from a V1 flying bomb which came down in WW2. That and the V2 were the forerunners of the rocket age. It’s fifty years since man set foot on the moon and these knives commemerate that historic event.