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The world is but a large prison, out of which some are daily selected for execution

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jan Carter Sep 4, 2015. 1 Reply

One of the sayings of Walter Raleigh who subsequently had his head chopped off for treason. In commemoration of his demise and his association with tobacco I am planning to produce an artisan made…Continue

Here is a question for you all !

Started this discussion. Last reply by M. Carpenter Dec 13, 2014. 13 Replies

Amongst last weeks achievements was upsetting an ancient British Institution by recycling their 18th century floorboards. These were sold via an architectural salvaged yard and I turned them in to…Continue

Any Suggestions re knife scales

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jan Carter May 20, 2014. 7 Replies

I am in the UK but wish to buy in America some 100 year old Lee Enfield rifle stocks. That's just the wooden bit at the end - the butt. If I imported them into the UK although they are bits of…Continue

Tackler Blade

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tobias Gibson May 5, 2014. 22 Replies

I have just acquired after a long search some of the discarded timbers from HMS Victory Nelson's flagship at the battle of Trafalgar. We are going to use the wood for knife scales commemorating the…Continue


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Jan Carter replied to M. Carpenter's discussion The Home of Knife making with just a few of the old craftsmen left
"Tony, Thank you.  I did not know he had passed.  I also am a fan of his work and have a number of them in the safe.  The quality is spectacular and each one is a custom work."
Aug 12
Tony Flannery replied to M. Carpenter's discussion The Home of Knife making with just a few of the old craftsmen left
"Trevor Ablett died 2 years ago, A very huge loss for the Little Mester knife makers, I have been a fan of his knives for years and own quite a few! I think most if not all remaining knives have sold out, But if you can get one or eBay far and few…"
Aug 12

M. Carpenter commented on Smiling-Knife's group Sheffield Cutlery hosted by Smiling - Knife
"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 "
Mar 11
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How long have you collected knives?
16- 20 years
Favorite Kind of Knives
Folding knives
About Me
We specialise in knives from Sheffield, England and especially the work of Trevor Ablett.

M. Carpenter's Blog

The Smog has Gone and lot has gone with it.

Posted on September 21, 2012 at 14:32 4 Comments

Cutlery of all kinds including knives were made in Sheffield, England for centuries. Large factories employing thousands of people turned out all manner of tools, knives and generally cutlery. The products were exported all over the world. Sheffield salesmen were at work in every continent. It’s products were synonymous with quality and those of it’s craftsmen who failed to live up to the exacting standards required might expect to see there products smashed on the guildhall…


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