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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. The horn has been imported into the UK since 1749


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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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On Sheffield-gb.com 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 knife has been hand made by Michael Harrison - the 4th generation of a family of cutlers who has taken over the business of John Maleham of Arthur Wright.The uniqueness of this piece cannot be emphasised enough. The blade is made to a pattern which has been made in Sheffield for centuries and which would have been carried on the Cutty Sark.

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

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. See Sheffield-gb.com


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Made with the same skill and care as our other knives our bowie knives from Sheffield are another example of the Sheffield areas knife making skills.


Michael Harrison a 4th generation cutler of Sheffield has now taken over the business of Arthur Wright from John Maleham and is bringing his heirloom skills to our unique products.


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Coming along is sgian dubh with grips made from driftwood. Battered over possibly hundreds of years in the stormy coasts of Northern Scotland and air dried for over two years. It makes for sgian dubhs with each piece unique. Along the way is also a folding knife with grips made from the metal of a World War Two battle of Britain Spitfire shot down during the conflict and it’s body is made from the walnut of a Lee Enfield rifle butts. Two iconic materials each of which in their own way were pivotal in the confict.


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