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A. Wright Sheffield Carbon Steel Folding Knives

A. Wright Carbon Steel Pocket Knife – Cutting Test

A. Wright pocket knives are hand made in Sheffield, England with a high standard of quality control at each step of the process. The blades of A. wright pocket knives are made of extremely hard steel, as the cutting test demonstrates. With a price point below £25 including VAT and UK delivery, the A. Wright carbon steel folding pocket knives represent excellent value for money.

From new, the knife is sharp enough to make a fairly clean cut through a sheet of 80 GSM white paper. Cutting an aluminium soft drink can in half is easy and does not make the knife blunt. Immediately after cutting through an aluminium drinks can, and without re-sharpening the blade, it is still possible to make a fairly clean cut through a sheet of 80 GSM paper.

The only drawback with a hard blade steel such as this, is the slight difficulty when it comes to re-sharpening the blade. In this case, sharpening the blade is made even harder by the curved shape of the edge. Blades with a straight cutting edge such as the Lambfoot design are much easier to sharpen.

When choosing a work knife, one of the main considerations is the ability to maintain a sharp cutting edge after lengthy use.

A. Wright Carbon Steel Folding Knives Sheffield

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2 Blade Folding Work Knives Part 2

2 Blade Folding Work Knives Part 2

Eye Witness 2 Blade Lambfoot Pocket Knife Hardwood Handle

The hardwood handle version of the 2 blade Eye Witness, Lambfoot folding pocket knife is hand made in Sheffield, England. Lambfoot folding pocket knives have been made in Sheffield, South Yorkshire and used by Yorkshire sheep farmers for hundreds of years. The traditional Sheffield folding work knife has a rounded tip with a straight cutting edge. The difference between Lamb Foot and Sheep Foot blade shapes is down to the width of the blade, with Sheep Foot design being wider.

Due to manufacturing complexity, 2 blade pocket knives such as this are rarely found. The blades need to be fitted so that there is no blade play and at the same time remain easy to open. The finished pocket knife needs to have a smooth profile where the 2 springs meet the blades, without any rough edges in closed and open positions.

The Eye Witness, Sheffield 2 blade lambfoot pocket knife contains a 2.75 inch lambfoot blade paired with a 1.9 inch spear point blade. Both blades are 2 mm thick, flat grind, stainless steel.

Eye Witness 2 Blade Lambfoot Pocket Knife Hardwood Handle

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2 Blade Folding Work Knives – 1

2 Blade Folding Work Knives – 1

Eye Witness Sheffield 2 Blade Lambfoot Pocket Knife

Lambfoot folding pocket knives have been carried by Yorkshire sheep farmers for hundreds of years. The traditional Sheffield folding work knife has a rounded tip with a straight cutting edge. The difference between Lamb Foot and Sheep Foot blade shapes is down to the width of the blade, with Sheep Foot design being wider.

As a rule, 2 blade folding pocket knives normally contain 2 different blades shapes. The exception to this rule is the American ‘Muskrat’ pocket knife design, which has 2 identical clip-point blades.

The Eye Witness, Sheffield 2 blade lambfoot pocket knife contains a 2.75 inch lambfoot blade paired with a 1.9 inch spear point blade. Both blades are 2 mm thick, flat grind, stainless steel.

2 blade folding pocket knives are something of a rarity due to manufacturing complexity. The blades need to be fitted so that there is no blade play and at the same time remain easy to open. The finished pocket knife needs to have a smooth profile where the 2 springs meet the blades, without any rough edges in closed and open positions.

Eye Witness Sheffield 2 Blade Lambfoot Knife

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Barlow Pocket Knife – A. Wright Sheffield

Barlow Pocket Knife – A. Wright Knives Sheffield

Designed over 300 years ago in Sheffield, England, the Barlow folding pocket knife was originally a large, single blade, low cost work tool. The metal handle bolster was extended to approximately one third of the length of the handle to strengthen the pivot.

Also available with rounded bolster, the A. Wright folding Barlow pocket knife measures 16 cm (6.3 inches) open, with a 7.2 cm (2.75 inches) long, 2.3 mm thick, flat grind, C70 carbon steel blade.

The rosewood handle has a flat surface with chamfered edges. The thickest end of the handle measures 1.4 cm thick, tapering down to 0.99 cm thick at the bolster end.

A. Wright pocket knives are hand made in Sheffield, England with a high standard of quality control at each step of the process.

Barlow Folding Pocket Knife – A. Wright Knives Sheffield

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Pocket Knives Gift Ideas 3

Pocket Knives Gift Ideas – Eye Witness Premier Lambfoot Pocket Knife

The Eye Witness, Sheffield Premier Collection Lambfoot folding pocket knife features polished rams horn handle with mirror polished lamb foot blade.

Taylors Eye Witness Premier collection pocket knives are individually hand made in Sheffield, England and each knife has a 2 to 3 month manufacturing lead time.

The blade is smooth to open and close, with no wear-in period found with many factory made knives. The knife is supplied in a foam lined gift box and makes an ideal mens gift.

Pocket Knives Gift Ideas – Eye Witness Premier Lambfoot Pocket Knife

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Pocket Knives Gift Ideas – 2

Pocket Knives Gift Ideas – Eye Witness Premier 2 Blade Pocket Knife Buffalo Horn Handle

Taylors Eye Witness Premier collection pocket knives are individually hand made and each knife has a 2 to 3 month manufacturing lead time.

The 2 blade pocket knife PC656BUFFWB, with buffalo horn handle features file worked back springs. The unique designs are created by hand using files and grind stones before the springs are fitted to the knife. The handle is polished buffalo horn with nickel silver bolsters.

The mirror polished blades are smooth to open and close, with no wear-in period found with many factory made knives. The knife is supplied in a foam lined gift box and makes an ideal mens gift.

Pocket Knives Gift Ideas – Eye Witness Premier 2 Blade Pocket Knife Buffalo Horn Handle

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Barlow Pocket Knife Eye Witness Sheffield

The Sheffield Barlow pocket knife is intended as a functional hard working tool. The knife is backed up by Taylors Eye Witness lifetime manufacturing guarantee when the knives are used under normal conditions.

An original 300 year old Sheffield knife pattern, the Barlow pocket knife features an elongated metal handle bolster for added strength. The bolster is the part of the handle which encases the blade pivot and is the point of greatest strain in a folding knife.

The easy open blade has a general purpose clip-point shape and is ideal as a utility knife or for wood carving or whittling. The flat grind blade is 2.5 inches long and 2 mm thick with a halfway closing safety stop.

Taylors Eye Witness Barlow Pocket Knife Hardwood Handle

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Spear Blade Pocket Knife Eye Witness Knives Sheffield

Spear Blade Pocket Knife Eye Witness Knives Sheffield

The Sheffield made pocket knife is built like a tank and will probably last a lifetime. It is definitely a knife made for using rather than collecting. The blade is not mirror polished and is fairly stiff to open at first.

Importantly, the blade is razor sharp from new and the back spring is reassuringly strong. The hardwood handle is totally solid and thick enough to get a good grip on. The bolsters and liners are matching steel instead of more expensive brass or nickel silver.

Overall these knives are intended as working tools with emphasis on functionality rather than cosmetic appearance. This is backed up by Taylors Eye Witness lifetime manufacturing guarantee when the knives are used under normal conditions.

2 Blade Spear Point Eye Witness Pocket Knife

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The Best Folding Work Knives 6

Eye Witness Sheffield Slim Pruner Pocket Knife Hardwood Handle

Eye Witness Sheffield Slim Pruner Pocket Knife Hardwood Handle Taylors Eye Witness Sheffield

The slim pruner’s blade is narrower, at 1 cm wide than the standard pruner which is approx 2 cm wide. As in most Eye Witness pocket knives, the blade is flat grind, 2 mm thick stainless steel.

Although designed for horticultural harvesting / pruning work, the curved-in shape also makes it an ideal utility blade for cutting open packages, plastic strapping, duct tape etc.

Eye Witness Sheffield have a long standing reputation for good quality work knives, this knife can also be legally carried in public in the UK.

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Top Selling Folding Pocket Knife of 2013

Taylors Eye Witness Barlow Pocket Knife Hardwood Handle

Taylors Eye Witness Barlow Pocket Knife Hardwood Handle Taylors Eye Witness Sheffield

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Demand in 2013 for a good quality, British made pocket knife remained high and the Eye Witness single blade Barlow knife is our top selling folding knife. The timeless popularity of the 300 year old Sheffield knife design with natural hardwood handle is down to its practicality and beauty.

Otter Messer knives occupied the second and third best selling positions. The combination of German made quality and affordability is unbeatble. New models are due to be released by Otter Messer in the coming months.