Sheffield Cutlery hosted by Smiling - Knife


Sheffield Cutlery hosted by Smiling - Knife

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.

Members: 55
Latest Activity: Oct 20, 2019

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Sheffield Bowie Construction

Started by David Suitor Sep 19, 2019. 0 Replies

Hey Folks,I'm a new member on iKC and I have an interest in mid 1800s Bowies made in Sheffield for the American market.  I am currently making some Bowies for the reenactor market based on pictures…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 John Bamford on October 20, 2019 at 12:09

That oyster knife sounds good to me, I will have to keep an eye out for it.

Comment by M. Carpenter on October 20, 2019 at 8:00

Now if anybody has any views let me know. I am interested in materials and we have just finished a pocket knife with shards from a WW2 V1 rocket embedded in the handle. I have now bought part of a Meteor jet fighter the worlds first jet fighter powered by a Whittle jet engine I really do not think we can incorporate it into a knife but am open to suggestions. One possibility is a key ring and I have cut brass as a base on to which I would epoxy a piece of the Meteor with a rivet through the middle. If anybody has any ideas re a knife or techniques to turn it into a key ring just advise. Coming up is a range of cheese knives made with grips from Royal Navy teak kept for many years by the Navy as replacement decking for the Royal Yacht and a Oyster knife made with creel boards from the bottom of the North Sea which were used by one of the last creel fishing ports in Scotland.

Comment by M. Carpenter on March 11, 2018 at 5:54

Finally nearing completion is a sgian dubh made with the grips from the walnut of a pre WW2 Lee Enfield rifle butt and the blade from a WW1 sniper plate with a strip of the original weathered metal preserved down the edge 

Comment by John Ward on January 8, 2018 at 8:19

I bought the Sheffield ivory chatelaine knife below at an antique fair and cannot determine the maker. Any ideas please?"

Comment by Don Neiman on October 25, 2017 at 14:40

Hi,. It has stag handles with 7 functions and measures 11-1/2" open. The pictures pretty well tell you all about this knife..  It probably had a sheath of some sort as it is one massive and heavy knife. All comments welcome to my email address which is   pithole@zoominternet.net  I messed up on photos.

Comment by John Bamford on September 1, 2017 at 11:41

I don't believe that is the case Jan. My understanding is that you will not be able to buy from a dealer who is going to post a knife to you. So it will entail collecting the knife in person so that the dealer can check if you are under 18. I guess you would be able to buy a knife online provided that you turn up to take delivery.

I could be wrong as "consultation" begins this Autumn I believe.

The way knives are viewed here by most people, as weapons, means that I don't hold out much hope.

Comment by Jan Carter on August 31, 2017 at 18:59

I thought they were only going to stop internet purchases meaning companies could do catalogs at least??

Comment by John Bamford on August 31, 2017 at 12:46

Malcolm, you are right !

Will it stop people stabbing each other with cheap kitchen knives bought from Tesco.

I think not.

Comment by M. Carpenter on August 31, 2017 at 11:29

The British State is proposing to only allow knife sales via retail outlets face to face. This will probably eliminate what's left of the craft made Sheffield cutlery industry and leave it in the hands of mass produced imports. Small craft makers will never have the chains of retailers necessary to continue and thus another British industry will go down the pan. Our politicians are pillocks - this is a Northern term of endearment and not in any way and not in any way a derogatory statement - we love them all,

Comment by M. Carpenter on August 31, 2017 at 11:12

You know I think I like creating the typography as much as I like the Sheffield made knives


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