See our fine range of Sheffield made gentlemens penknives and pocket knives. Classic traditional handmade penknives.

Sheffield knife making 300
karelian knife
Imperial Sheffield knife 300
Karelian Sheffield knife 300

Sheffield is still home to craftsmen who have inherited the skills and traditions of knife making. Working in small workshops largely using the skills of hand and eye they are a repository of centuries old practices. The folding knife above has square brass bolsters and Karelian wood grips. It’s a finely patterned work and has a silky smooth feel. Each of these folding knives is unique in that the patterns in the wood are in each knife different. The patterns were produced as a result of both the extreme conditions the tree grew under and insect damage. It makes and out of the ordinary Sheffield folding knife. You can go to the web site with this knife on by clicking on the images above. See all our classic penknife and pocket knife ranges all hand made  in Sheffield by clicking here


Open Razors



Cecils Shaving Shop

Safety Razors

Drawstring Bags

Razor Stands

The Spitfire Keyring

Super  Tea Lights


Applique & Stitch Cutting scissors



Britannia teak razors & brushes

St. James’s Razor

Shaving Brushes

Cartridge Razors

Mach3 Razor

Our Latest News

Vintage Barber

The Imperial Razor

Shaving Mugs

Iznik Shaving Bowls

Vintage Open Razors

Antique Straight Razors

Care of Razors

Pre 1900 straight razors

Gentlemens penknives

The Armistice

bowie knives in carbon steel 4

The West was also won with the aid of Sheffield made Bowie knives and these knives are still available and made to the old patterns. You can see these by clicking on the image above.

sgian dubh2

With the Sgian Dubhs we make we have tried to capture the history of Scotland and Britain’s military past. In particular we have sgian dubhs made from the walnut from Lee Enfield rifle butts which were made prior to World War Two in Scotland. The cloth sheath supplied with them is in the red woollen fabric from Hainsworths mill in Yorkshire which has been supplying that same cloth to the British army for centuries. Coming along soon is a blade made from a Great War sniper plate recovered from the heart of the Somme battlefields. It’s a truly epic piece of metal steeped in history and in the patina and rust marks shows in every inch the courage and sacrifice of the Regiments involved in that struggle. The Sgian Dubh was developed over the centuries and Sgian is a Gaelic word for knife. As an historic item it marks the time in British history when the Scots were prevented carrying arms and wearing the kilt. It’s also called the black knife and was initially carried in a secret pocket under the armpit. It then began to be carried as part of Scottish dress openly on the tops of stockings. Our sgian dubhs with the historic material are the product of long searches for the items in making them and each disparate piece represents in it’s own way British and Scottish military history and of course they are tribute to the perseverance of Sheffield knife makers who have put up with a lot in working with materials which are out of the ordinary.

Have a look at our sgian dubhs on by clicking on the sgian dubh logo above.

somme centenary

If only our wood and metal could talk in some of our Sheffield made knives they would have fabulous tales to tell of epic events in our Nations history.

one off knives jpeg 400

For one off Sheffield made knives in a range of grips click on the image above.

mametz 250

For many years we had a house close to the battlefields in Northern France. We would drive round the battlefields and cemeteries. Farmers would leave by the side of fields the pieces which would come out of the ground in fairly large quantities. The sniper plate which we recovered for our sgian dubhs comes from the area of Mametz where the 2nd Gordon Highlanders fought and died on the 1st day of the battle of the Somme. The picture above is of the Gordons cemetery.


For our range of fine handmade Sheffield folding knives, pocket knives etc click on the image above.

Rasoir   Scissors   More Scissors   Applique scissors   Shaving Accessories   Terms & Conditions   A brush with Royalty   Shaving Brushes   Shaving Tips   Shaving Blog   Boxes   Drawstring Bag   Cecils Shaving Shop   St. James's Razor   Double Edged Safety Razor   Page 2 Safety Razors   Open Razors   Spitfire Keyring   Cartridge Razor Mach 3   Fusion Cartridge Razor   The Imperial Razor   Razor Stands   Vintage Shaving   Shaving Mugs   Iznik Shaving bowls   Vintage Straight Razors   Pre 1900 Straight Razors   Care of razors   Gentlemens Penknives   Super Tea lights   Our Latest News   The Armistice