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Are Richardsons still making knives in Sheffield? thanks for any info.

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they haven't manufactured knives for years, not since they closed the site on Upper Allen Street & moved down to their other site on Alma Street - used to be blade manufacturing at Upper Allen Street & assembly & distribution at Alma Street

 

great days

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Didn't production move to China a while back?

 

I'm not sure if Arthur Price still make cutlery here, they own a few of the old names.

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I thought it was more a case of them buying from far east suppliers with the Richardson logo pre-stamped

 

I left a long time ago, when they still owned the site on Alma Street

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The reason for asking is because my father worked there in the 50s and he bought a set of six knives and they are still in use today. I made the big mistake of buying some Richardson knives about a year ago. I was expecting the same quality. Well up to now 2 handles have fallen off and they are all blunt. Big let down for a Sheffield brand. I only bought them because it said Richardsons Sheffield on the block

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I did the same thing thinking I was getting quality bought a set of 5 different sized scissors with a 20 year guarantee unfortunatly the handles on three of them have worn away and it's only the blades that are guarentted!

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Hi canetoad, if you ever need scissors again Ernest Wright's make excellent ones.

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Thanks Sheba think I will need new before too long any local stockists that you know of would be a great help .

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The reason for asking is because my father worked there in the 50s and he bought a set of six knives and they are still in use today. I made the big mistake of buying some Richardson knives about a year ago. I was expecting the same quality. Well up to now 2 handles have fallen off and they are all blunt. Big let down for a Sheffield brand. I only bought them because it said Richardsons Sheffield on the block

 

Richardsons have always produced cheap rubbish, especially pocket knives. Would not take an edge and fell to bits with a few days.

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canetoad,the only place we would recommend is Ernest Wright's,factory shop on Broad Lane near West Bar.You won't go wrong buying from here.

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