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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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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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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, http://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,

Jean

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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,

Jean

 

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

Jean

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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

http://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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