Artisan pocket knives
Individually handmade knives from a specialised and dedicated workshop at the Milton Street Eye Witness Works in Sheffield. Reinstating a long tradition, each knife is made made from start to finish by a single craftsman and mounted with naturally figured horn or hardwood scales. Each is unique, finished, ground, and polished to a very high standard and supplied with a certificate bearing the signature of its maker, and are proposed to represent the ideals and capabilities of this city of cutlery and steel. We have four types.
Gentleman’s knife - with a single stainless blade, brass linings, and polished buffalo horn scales. A slim and elegant knife with a narrow clipped blade ideal for picnicking, trimming quills, opening letters, portioning fruit, and other dextrous gentlemanly pursuits.
Lambfoot knife - with a single stainless blade, brass linings, and polished ram’s horn scales. The lambfoot blade shape is now less commonly seen than the curved clipped, or pen knife, but with a straight cutting edge it is more versatile - the middle area used for trimming, whittling, or sharpening pencils, whilst the tip can be used flat as might a stanley knife - ideal for everything from slicing apples, to trimming the slats of a cedar strip canoe.
Pruning knife - with a single stainless blade, brass linings, and polished Ironwood scales. Desert Ironwood (Olneya) is a uniquely figured, exceptionally hard, dense (sinking), and stable brush-shrub wood from the Sonoran Desert of North America. Hardwearing and rot resistant it is perhaps the most highly regarded of scale-making timbers. The pruning knife has a classically curved blade and a sway-backed handle for a comfortable reverse grip, allowing the edge to be used against the thumb for clean and supported pruning.
Twin bladed barlow knife - with two stainless blades, brass liners, and polished ram’s horn scales. This is a versatile knife with one larger clipped barlow blade allied to one of a typical pen form, the barlow having its origins in Sheffield as an outdoors-man’s knife, the pen very much in the scriptorium as a trimmer of quills.
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