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Anyone with an interest in Sheffield-made cutlery is welcome to join this group. Feel free to share your photos, ask questions and provide information related to the knives and cutlers of Sheffield.

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Happy New Year and Welcome

Started by Smiling-Knife. Last reply by John Ward Dec 13, 2017. 2 Replies

Belated Happy New Year Everyone. Welcome to all new members. Apologies for not being on board much last year. I'm hoping we can get this forum up and running again. Please feel free to post your…Continue

Perhaps-Last of the Big Bowies from England?

Started by Brian LeClair. Last reply by Brian LeClair Jul 2, 2016. 6 Replies

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Looking for Information on this older Sheffield

Started by Mike Baugh. Last reply by Mike Baugh Dec 17, 2014. 6 Replies

First of all let me say thank you for adding me to the group. I am fairly new to knife collecting, so please bear with me. Here is an old girl I haven't been able to find any info on this one…Continue

THE METAL MANUFACTURES OF THE SHEFFIELD DISTRICT

Started by Jan Carter. Last reply by Michelle "Fingers" DellaPelle Aug 3, 2014. 1 Reply

This is interesting.  Notice most of the women (or girls) in the industry at that time did not have regular job descriptions but then there are some that are foreman...INDEX OF WITNESSES TO THE…Continue

Tags: EMPLOYMENT, COMMISSION, 1862, Sheffield, CHILDREN'S

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Comment by M. Carpenter on July 13, 2017 at 8:50

The number of skilled knife makers in Sheffield is decreasing all the time. We have finished a Bowie with 15th century oak grips. Planks from an old Yorkshire farmhouse from around the time European explorers were discovering America.

The oak has a beautiful harmony of tones which make it difficult to photograph.

Comment by Jan Carter on May 17, 2017 at 12:40

I am putting this link here so that I have it book marked within iKC for Sheffield markings http://www.britishblades.com/forums/showthread.php?70399-quot-Made-...

Comment by Michael Squier on January 23, 2017 at 16:18

I'm getting quite the collection of sheffield hunter bowies, I need to take some pics for sharing.

Comment by Tony Flannery on December 25, 2016 at 11:50

New to the group, But not new to Sheffield Knives, Have been a collector since the 80's,

Just wanted to wish everyone on the group and on IKC Knife Collectors A Very Merry Christmas & The Best In The New Year!

Tony


KnifeMaker
Comment by M. Carpenter on December 13, 2016 at 6:00

After a long battle we have managed to turn armoured plating from a shot down WW2 Spitfire into a product. It's oxidised, bent and pitted and whilst not a knife it's Sheffield made so you may like to have a look at this brutal keyring - quite unlike anything you may have seen before and not mass produced. I am interested in what might be said to be the creation of unusual objects. We only salvaged nineteen pieces from a metal so it's not a mass produced item.


KnifeMaker
Comment by M. Carpenter on December 13, 2016 at 5:52

I did not realise you were going to use them. Can you imagine shaving with a straight razor which has been stored unused for around the 1860's. 

Comment by John Bamford on December 12, 2016 at 15:46

I bought three of the razors that Malcolm Carpenter posted about back in August .

Just thought I should say on this group what wonderful things these are . They are not only beautiful to look at but give the best shave that you could imagine !

Thanks a lot Malcolm .

Comment by Jan Carter on August 5, 2016 at 18:35

Malcolm,

wow, some impressive woods going on over there!!  Sheffield made to boot.  I know every one we have purchased through you was outstanding


KnifeMaker
Comment by M. Carpenter on August 5, 2016 at 16:06

 This is a Sheffield made sgian dubh or Scottish sock dagger. We have used the walnut from Lee Enfield rifle butts for the wood. The wood has been stored since before WW2 when the British army switched to beech as a cheaper wood. Because of the curves and drill holes in a rifle butt each sgian dubh is different. We have also made some with 12th century oak which was salvaged from the fire in York Minster Cathedral. You can see picures on http://www.sheffield-gb.com


KnifeMaker
Comment by M. Carpenter on August 5, 2016 at 16:00

The blades on the pre 1900 straight razors are all different. Each one has a small difference presumably to give each blade it's own personality.

 
 
 

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