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On our other web site is a sgian dubh with a blade crafted out of a sniper plate from the trenches of World War One. The handle is walnut derived form a Lee Enfield rifle butt. It comes in a drawstring bag made from the historic red cloth from Hainsworths Mill which for several centuries is the cloth used by the British Army and even today used by the Guards

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Ankole horn pocket knives are now available - you can click on the image to see them.

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2018 marked the Centenary of the Armistice. We have a variety of interesting items on our Armistice page


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Cecils Shaving Shop

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The Spitfire Keyring

Super Tea Lights


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St. James’s Razor

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The Armistice Centenary

On along with our other Sheffield made knives is our tudor rose bowie made with grips of 15th century oak from a Yorkshire farmhouse

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We have a number of one off knives crafted using grips from Ankole horn. It’s colouful horn from Africa and produces a range of subtle colours in knife handles. Click on the image above to go to our site which displays these Sheffield made knives.

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To mark the 150th anniversary of the Cutty Sark we are producing a folding Sheffield made pocket knife with bolsters made from the original Muntz metal reclaimed from the hull of the Cutty Sark and the grips made from the finest teak stored by the Royal Navy for replacement decking for the Royal Yacht - the last ship in the Royal Navy to have a teak deck.

The Cutty Sark was a tea clipper and the knife will come in a reproduction of the wooden boxes tea was originally retailed in. This fine and unique knife will only be available in small quantities as we have very little of the Muntz from the hull of the Cutty Sark - so watch this space for details of when it finally arrives.

Muntz metal is a form of brass formed with 60 % copper and 40 % zinc. It was used as sheathing on the bottom of boats. it was found that the copper would gradually leach from the alloy into sea water poisoning any organism that attempted to attach itself to the hull. It was patented in 1832. It slowed the destruction of the wooden hulls of sailing ship by creatures such as marine worms.

We intend the knife to be a unique tribute to Britain’s maritime history. it’s a combination of materials that you will not see again and it’s been made by one of the last craftsmen in the UK still capable of making one off pieces in small quantities.

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