100 Trade Quality Utility Knife Stanley Blades Made in Sheffield - NEW
These should always give you the edge you want.
A Brief History of Blade Making in Sheffield England
To detail the full history of blade manufacture in Sheffield would take a web site of mammoth proportions, such is the depth of our history. We Sheffielders are proud of this history and that the skills learnt over the centuries have not only been retained by today's cutlers but that we are adding our own page to the wonderfully rich tradition for which our city is justifiably famous.
Tower of London
Sheffield has been the home of cutlery for almost the last thousand years. Way back in 1340 when King Edward III (1312-1377 AD) was King over England, Ireland and France, an inventory of his possessions in the Tower of London made note of a Sheffield Knife. In fact he so valued this knife that it was recorded in his will. You can be sure that the beneficiary must have been equally as proud as the King to own such a treasured item.
Later on in the 1380's Chaucer wrote about a Sheffield knife in the Reeves Tale. Interestingly portraits have been painted of Chaucer wearing such a knife.
An abundance of natural resources in Sheffield gave rise to the cutlery industry. The beautiful surrounding hills produce six rivers which flow through the city and were used to power the water wheels. Good quality iron ore and coal to smelt and forge are found locally together with sandstone for the polishing and grinding wheels. Our ancestors used these natural gifts and developed their talents over many generations to earn the respect of the world with the quality of their knives.
Throughout history these knives have given pleasure to King and commoner alike, thanks to today's modern technology we can now show our wares to a wider audience.
Made in Sheffield for people who recognise quality.
A quantity of 100 separate utility blades of 100% Made in England Sheffield blades.
So many uses, painting, decorating, window cleaning, woodwork, auto-care, engineering, the list is endless.
Fits any utility knife that take the same size blade.
These blades fit Stanley and utility knives and are not made by Stanley.
- Type : Utility Knife Stanley Blades
- Pieces : 100
- Size : 60 mm x 19 mm x 0.64 mm
- Features : Fits any utility knife
- Uses : Super sharp for those jobs that require a keen edge
RRP - £24.99