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03-01-2010, 19:55   #1
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I'm looking for a high quality cutlery manufacturer that still makes cutlery (including stainless steel) 100% in sheffield and wondering if anyone can help me? I've come across William Turner and Inkerman Silver, and just wondering what other companies still exist, and which manufacturers are rated highest for their quality and longevity.
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04-01-2010, 13:19   #2
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There's here , and here

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04-01-2010, 13:44   #3
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cutlery have pm you.
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04-01-2010, 15:25   #4
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Small family run cutlery business based in Sheffield: http://www.wwrightsilverware.com/
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04-01-2010, 15:30   #5
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Another link.http://taylors-eye-witness.co.uk/ I've got a filleting knife made by taylors and it's fantastic.

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04-01-2010, 17:42   #6
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Not many make them 100% in sheff a lot import the blades,J adams, nowills & sons on Scotland st make them 100 % you can watch them make them if you call in to buy a knife, www.sheffieldknives.co.uk
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what gfm1970 says is true, not many firms make their own products now. I think British Silverware do, I know for a fact the majority of David Mellors Cutlery is made mostly in Japan and just rollermarked David Mellor & their new Black Handled kitchen knives are made in China and are bought for between $3 up to $7 and then sold at a vast profit,the Steels alone are sold for 60.
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Jack Adams used to (or still does) make and supply knives to the butcher's trade, I have a boning knife of theirs and it is superb. Traditional Sheffield table knives were made with a forged blade/tang with a separate handle glued on; this is the best method as it is light in comparison to the heavy, solid types made today. In the top quality sets, the forks and table spoons (as well as the knives) were made in this fashion. I have lots of examples dating from the 30s, the cutlery made in days gone by was superb.
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I am sure Viners are still in sheffield, I used to work for them in the 50's
and from personal knowledge know their cutlery was first class,
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06-01-2010, 06:25   #10
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I am sure Viners are still in sheffield, I used to work for them in the 50's
and from personal knowledge know their cutlery was first class,
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Viners were bought out several years ago by Oneida, a US company with a warehouse/distribution unit in N London. Most (if not all of their cutlery is imported from China).

Like others have said, you'll struggle to get 100% Sheffield manufactured cutlery anymore. Most of the blanks are imported, although I think Carrs still make some here.

W Wright is a good call. You could also try Deeley's (Arthur Price) at Handsworth.


P.S. Just because cutlery is manufactured in China doesn't necessarily mean it's poor quality. there's some very good quality products coming in from China and Eastern Europe. (I'd give the Indian subcontinent product a wide berth though, they struggle to get the quality of steel)

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Thanks for that info Raggy, I have been in Oz for 40 yrs now so not up to date with steel industry now
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06-01-2010, 23:46   #12
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Here's my list of companies that may still be involved in at least part manufacture of cutlery in Sheffield. As well as flatware, I've included knives and scissors. All postal addresses are city of Sheffield unless stated. I would welcome additions, corrections or comments!

A Wright & Son Ltd, 158 Charles Street, S1 2NE
http://www.penknives-and-scissors.co.uk

Abbeydale Cutlery, 22, Totley Grange Road, S17 4AF

Arthur Price, 12 Orgreave Drive, Handsworth, S13 9NR
http://www.arthurprice.com

Carrs of Sheffield (Manufacturing) Ltd, Troy House, 2, Holbrook Avenue, S20 3FH
http://www.carrs-silver.co.uk
http://www.osbornetableware.com
http://www.osbornesilversmiths.co.uk

Chimo Holdings, White Rose Works 61, Eyre Lane, S1 3GF
http://www.chimoholdings.co.uk

David Mellor Design Ltd, The Round Building, Grindleford Road, Hathersage, Sheffield, S32 1BA
http://www.davidmellordesign.com

Durham Duplex Ltd, 312, Petre Street, S4 8LT
http://www.durhamduplex-news.co.uk

Egginton Bros.Ltd, 25 Allen Street, S3 7AW
http://www.eggintongroup.co.uk

Fletcher Robinson Ltd, 34 Lambert Street, S3 7AA
http://www.fletcher-robinson.co.uk

Francis Howard Ltd, Aberdeen Works, Trafalgar Street, S1 3RL

Granton Ragg Ltd, Parkway Close, Parkway Industrial Estate, S9 4WJ
http://www.granton.co.uk
http://www.granton-knives.co.uk

Gregory Fenton Ltd, Beehive Works Milton Street, S3 7WL

George H Greensmith & Co, Hallcar Street, S4 7JY

Harrison Fisher & Co Ltd,Eye Witness Works Milton Street, S3 7WJ
http://www.taylors-eye-witness.co.uk

Herbert M. Slater (1853) Ltd, 332-334 Coleford Road, Darnall, S9 5PH
http://www.slaterknives.co.uk

J & C Products (T/A Hiram Wild), 9 Cupola, Sheffield, S3 8UQ
http://www.hiramwild.com

J Adams Ltd, 124, Scotland Street, S3 7DE
http://www.sheffieldknives.co.uk

J Ashby, 1 Shetland Road, Dronfield, Derbyshire, S18 1WB

John Barker & Dixon, Lincoln Works, Smithfield, S3 7AR

Kutrite of Sheffield Ltd, Kelham Works, 72, Russell Street, S3 8RW
http://www.kutrite-of-sheffield.co.uk

L. Bingham Scissors & Cutlery, Arundel Works, Unit 1, Arundel Business Park, Claywheels Lane, S6 1LZ
www.sheffieldmade.com

Mortons Cutlers, 150 West St, S1 4ES

Pinder E L, Summit House, Eyre Street, S1 4QW
http://www.cutlery-sheffield.com/

Premark, 17 Copper Street, S3 7AG

R & R Polishing Ltd. , Jericho Works, Holme Lane, S6 4JR

Regency Silverware Ltd, 26 Douglas Road, S3 9SA
http://www.cutlery.me.uk
http://www.inkermansilver.co.uk
http://www.williamturnersheffield.com

Richardson Sheffield Ltd. 60 Russell Street, S3 8RW
http://www.richardson-sheffield.co.uk

Samuel Staniforth Ltd, Smithfield Works, Old Lane, Halfway, S20 3GZ
http://www.s-staniforth.co.uk

Sheffield Cutlery.Com, Nimrod Cutlery Works, 33 Trinity Street, S3 7AJ
http://www.sheffieldcutlery.com

Stuart Mitchell Knives, Portland Works Randall Street, S2 4SJ
http://www.stuartmitchellknives.com

Thessco Ltd, Royds Mills, Windsor Street, S4 7WB
http://www.thessco.co.uk

W Wright Cutlery & Silverware, 7 - 11, Copper Street, S3 7AG
http://www.wwrightsilverware.com

W.H Parkin & Son, Rockingham St, S1 4ED

William Whiteley & Son (Sheffield) Ltd, 31, Garden Street, S1 4BJ
http://www.whiteley.co.uk

William Yates Ltd, Challenge Works, 94, Arundel Street, S1 4RE
http://www.williamyates1750.co.uk
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07-01-2010, 21:34   #13
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I had a bowie knife made a few years ago by jack adams,made in high polished carbon steel,it was so good one of my friends in germany who is a qualifyed hunter begged me to sell it to him,he had never seen such a good knife,he still has it to this day.We still have the skills which made sheffield world famous.You must know that you can always tell a sheffielder when they sit for a meal the first thing they do is look at the knife and fork,no matter where in the world they are!!
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07-01-2010, 22:19   #14
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Inkerman silver are one of the last remain cutlery companies that make Sheffield cutlery, we welcome you to come and visit our factory.
We manufacture for most of the cutlery companies named on these threads.
There is not a cutlery company in Sheffield that we haven't manufactured for.
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08-01-2010, 19:21   #15
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Inkerman silver are one of the last remain cutlery companies that make Sheffield cutlery, we welcome you to come and visit our factory.
We manufacture for most of the cutlery companies named on these threads.
There is not a cutlery company in Sheffield that we haven't manufactured for.
What an oversight. My excuse is that I am a Mancunian living in Manchester that takes a huge interest in the cutlery industry. How could I miss an important player like Inkerman Silver out of my "amateur guide". Thanks for the information and I really like your company's website (flatware items look splendid too!) I'll add Inkerman to my list! Maybe one day, I'll have a full directory!

http://www.inkermansilver.co.uk
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What an oversight. My excuse is that I am a Mancunian living in Manchester that takes a huge interest in the cutlery industry. How could I miss an important player like Inkerman Silver out of my "amateur guide". Thanks for the information and I really like your company's website (flatware items look splendid too!) I'll add Inkerman to my list! Maybe one day, I'll have a full directory!

http://www.inkermansilver.co.uk
I did include Inkerman Silver but assumed they were part of Regency Silverware. Maybe it's the other way round!
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05-02-2010, 00:13   #17
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Jonpl that is a very interesting list do you have more details on file?

I am chair of the Heritage Crafts Association www.heritagecrafts.org.uk and we are interested in the skills of the cutlery industry and particularly keen to see that when we get down to the last business making any product that the potential loss of skills is highlighted.

We are in talks with English Heritage and SCC in the hopes that a proper audit can be conducted of surviving skills within the industry. As we see it these skills are as much if not more a part of the heritage of the city as the metal trade buildings.
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Here's my list of companies that may still be involved in at least part manufacture of cutlery in Sheffield. As well as flatware, I've included knives and scissors. All postal addresses are city of Sheffield unless stated. I would welcome additions, corrections or comments!

A Wright & Son Ltd, 158 Charles Street, S1 2NE
http://www.penknives-and-scissors.co.uk

Abbeydale Cutlery, 22, Totley Grange Road, S17 4AF

Arthur Price, 12 Orgreave Drive, Handsworth, S13 9NR
http://www.arthurprice.com

Carrs of Sheffield (Manufacturing) Ltd, Troy House, 2, Holbrook Avenue, S20 3FH
http://www.carrs-silver.co.uk
http://www.osbornetableware.com
http://www.osbornesilversmiths.co.uk

Chimo Holdings, White Rose Works 61, Eyre Lane, S1 3GF
http://www.chimoholdings.co.uk

David Mellor Design Ltd, The Round Building, Grindleford Road, Hathersage, Sheffield, S32 1BA
http://www.davidmellordesign.com

Durham Duplex Ltd, 312, Petre Street, S4 8LT
http://www.durhamduplex-news.co.uk

Egginton Bros.Ltd, 25 Allen Street, S3 7AW
http://www.eggintongroup.co.uk

Fletcher Robinson Ltd, 34 Lambert Street, S3 7AA
http://www.fletcher-robinson.co.uk

Francis Howard Ltd, Aberdeen Works, Trafalgar Street, S1 3RL GONE

Granton Ragg Ltd, Parkway Close, Parkway Industrial Estate, S9 4WJ
http://www.granton.co.uk
http://www.granton-knives.co.uk

Gregory Fenton Ltd, Beehive Works Milton Street, S3 7WL GONE

George H Greensmith & Co, Hallcar Street, S4 7JY GONE

Harrison Fisher & Co Ltd,Eye Witness Works Milton Street, S3 7WJ
http://www.taylors-eye-witness.co.uk

Herbert M. Slater (1853) Ltd, 332-334 Coleford Road, Darnall, S9 5PH
http://www.slaterknives.co.uk

J & C Products (T/A Hiram Wild), 9 Cupola, Sheffield, S3 8UQ
http://www.hiramwild.com

J Adams Ltd, 124, Scotland Street, S3 7DE
http://www.sheffieldknives.co.uk

J Ashby, 1 Shetland Road, Dronfield, Derbyshire, S18 1WB

John Barker & Dixon, Lincoln Works, Smithfield, S3 7AR

Kutrite of Sheffield Ltd, Kelham Works, 72, Russell Street, S3 8RW
http://www.kutrite-of-sheffield.co.uk GONE

L. Bingham Scissors & Cutlery, Arundel Works, Unit 1, Arundel Business Park, Claywheels Lane, S6 1LZ GONE
www.sheffieldmade.com

Mortons Cutlers, 150 West St, S1 4ES

Pinder E L, Summit House, Eyre Street, S1 4QW GONE
http://www.cutlery-sheffield.com/

Premark, 17 Copper Street, S3 7AG

R & R Polishing Ltd. , Jericho Works, Holme Lane, S6 4JR

Regency Silverware Ltd, 26 Douglas Road, S3 9SA
http://www.cutlery.me.uk
http://www.inkermansilver.co.uk
http://www.williamturnersheffield.com

Richardson Sheffield Ltd. 60 Russell Street, S3 8RW GONE
http://www.richardson-sheffield.co.uk

Samuel Staniforth Ltd, Smithfield Works, Old Lane, Halfway, S20 3GZ
http://www.s-staniforth.co.uk

Sheffield Cutlery.Com, Nimrod Cutlery Works, 33 Trinity Street, S3 7AJ
http://www.sheffieldcutlery.com

Stuart Mitchell Knives, Portland Works Randall Street, S2 4SJ
http://www.stuartmitchellknives.com

Thessco Ltd, Royds Mills, Windsor Street, S4 7WB NOW BRITISH SILVERWARE
http://www.thessco.co.uk

W Wright Cutlery & Silverware, 7 - 11, Copper Street, S3 7AG
http://www.wwrightsilverware.com

W.H Parkin & Son, Rockingham St, S1 4ED GONE

William Whiteley & Son (Sheffield) Ltd, 31, Garden Street, S1 4BJ
http://www.whiteley.co.uk

William Yates Ltd, Challenge Works, 94, Arundel Street, S1 4RE
http://www.williamyates1750.co.uk
Im afraid a good few of these firms have gone and I do take offence at the naming of Arthur Price, as the firm it swallowed up George Butler had been in existance since the middle of the 17th century a truly great manufacturer and it was the French (who sold it) and wouldnt let a certain Director buy it out
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Jonpl that is a very interesting list do you have more details on file?

I am chair of the Heritage Crafts Association www.heritagecrafts.org.uk and we are interested in the skills of the cutlery industry and particularly keen to see that when we get down to the last business making any product that the potential loss of skills is highlighted.

We are in talks with English Heritage and SCC in the hopes that a proper audit can be conducted of surviving skills within the industry. As we see it these skills are as much if not more a part of the heritage of the city as the metal trade buildings.
Arrange a visit to J Adams on Scotland st [sheff town centre] they still use a frame for finishing knives the type you flip a belt on with your foot as far as i know its the last one left.
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J Adams also drop forge tools for many diffrnt industries including woodplane blades that sell for hundreds of pounds [its good to see there is still a demand for quality made tools no matter how expensive]
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