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

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To go to the next page of knives click on the 11 below

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Trevor Ablett and Reg Cooper were 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. Because Trevor is now deceased one of his material suppliers who participated in the making of his knives has recreated one of his knives for us. 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. You can see Trevor Ablett in Michael Portillo’s  Great British Railway Journey’s when he visited Sheffield. Whilst Trevor is now deceased we have recreated one of his knives. We occasionally get some of his second hand knives and when we have them they are below.

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 same materials and parts 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 entirely 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. It has the same fittings as supplied to Trevor Ablett but without his logo. Stock T1 53


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We have accumulated solid silver picture frames and these are truly desirable creations, craft made and are on our other web site epoch.gifts


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A truly historic knife made in small quantities with wood from the keel of one of Nelsons frigates can be seen on our other web site by clicking on the image left.


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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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We have a new range of knives made with Ankole horn - it’s an African horn which displays a rich variety of tones. You visit the site with them on by clicking on the image


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

More of Michael’s pocket knives and folding knives

Michael’s Premier Range

Trevor Abletts penknives

Exotic wood knives

Historic Wood knives

Scottish Knives

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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 m.carpenter519@btinternet.com

HMS Victory Knife

Magna Carta Knife

Cutty Sark Knife

V1 relic knife

You can see some of our other historic Sheffield handmade pocket knives by clicking on the links on the left


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2018 marks the Centenary of the Armistice - we have put together a unique collection of items remembering this historic event and you can go to the site with them on by clicking on the image.


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We have a knife commemorating the dawn of the rocket age and the first landings of man on the moon and it incorporates a piece of a V1 in it’s grips.


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