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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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Picture from old Eatons Catalogue

Started by John TH. Last reply by Jan Carter Jan 24. 1 Reply

Hi everyone!  Here’s a screenshot of some Sheffield knives available in the Simpsons Spring and Summer Catalogue, 1965, Canada.  Thought you might find them interesting. Anyone know what models they…Continue

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

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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.

Comment by John Bamford on August 3, 2016 at 13:20

Isn't that classy , what a beaut !!!

Comment by M. Carpenter on August 3, 2016 at 9:09

I will put them on rasoir.uk I have come to the sad conclusion that pre WW2 razors are better made and better steel than any of the current razors on the market even when you are paying a lot of money for a high end razor.

Comment by Jan Carter on August 3, 2016 at 9:08

It is simple and elegant at the same time!  Just look at that hand forged blade!

Comment by M. Carpenter on August 3, 2016 at 9:04

This is a Paragon straight razor circa 1880 Sheffield made and stored since it was made. Unused. One of a number of different types I have acquired. Made John and William Ragg, Sheffield. All with crocus polished blades, hand forged, and shaped jimped tang.

Comment by Jan Carter on August 2, 2016 at 16:51


Will you be selling the razors?  If so will you give us a link to where we can find them and YES we want to see them please!

Comment by M. Carpenter on August 2, 2016 at 15:02

They are pretty much perfect except for one and they kept them all these years in anti-rust paper. I am amazed it's so efficient. It really makes you wonder what else is out there. Anyway time for bed. I had a chap turn up last week and he had boxes of pre 1900 fruit knives many multi-blade. Hundreds and he never came back but I think they will start turning up on auction sites soon.

Comment by John Bamford on August 2, 2016 at 14:55

Great love to see them .

Comment by M. Carpenter on August 2, 2016 at 14:40

Greetings. A cache of unused hand forged Sheffield made straight razors pre 1890 has been uncovered in Sheffield. I have a number of them and will post photos tomorrow with a bit of luck.

Comment by M. Carpenter on July 1, 2016 at 15:05

The thing is with my mother coming up to 103 that's 43 years beyond her retirement age so it's a long time to sit around. That's why I keep working and am interested in new things rather than mundane production. 

Whilst it would not be much use to me in the UK it would be a nice idea to have a database of skills on here. We are running out of them in the UK where protracted moaning is the national pastime.

What is on Uncle Cecils label is only a brief snapshot of a family who were somewhat eccentric. I think it's been passed on to my children and my children's children. The sgian dubhs with the Lee Enfield walnut butt wood is in production.


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