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Sheffield’s History of Steel

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Sheffield has a worldwide reputation for its steel. There can be few households in the country that don’t have at least one knife with ‘Sheffield Stainless Steel’ etched into the blade. And while industry has left Sheffield, much like different industries have left their centres all over the country, the city has made its mark on history and, literally, the world. The origins of Sheffield’s reputation Sheffield was notable for its cutlery as early as the 14th century. In the Chaucer’s The Reeve’s Tale, part of The Canterbury Tales, mentions a Sheffield blade. This small industry probably started as a...

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Have you got the right tool for the job?

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Forget what you have heard about a good worker never blaming their tools. The fact is that when you don’t use the right tool for the job, you can risk disaster. And when you are using high-quality tools, it can transform tasks from a chore to a joy. We have a vast array of knives and blades for every job imaginable. So how do you choose the right tool for a job? Research the task, and the right tools If you aren’t an expert, then don’t worry. There are lots of experts and many are happy to share their expertise....

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GR8 Pro safety knives — one of the safest knives you can use

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GR8 Pro safety knives are some of the most unusual knives you might see. If you are used to blades that are largely exposed the hook of the GR8 pro might seem a little unusual, but once you’ve used one you might find the benefits of its innovative design make you wonder why you’ve waited so long. The GR8 Pro safety knife is ideal for situations where you need to make cuts but cannot necessarily rely on having stable, or even any, cutting surface. Situations like warehousing, where boxes might need to be opened or collapsed or carpet fitting where...

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Stanley’s commitment to quality knives

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Stanley is a mainstay of blades and cutting, for many people — professional and amateur alike — when they need to cut something their first thought will be to reach for their Stanley knife. The brand is so well known that, along with brands like Hoover and Photoshop, it has become a generic trademark; many people think of Stanley knives as a type, rather than a brand, of knife. The company, now Stanley Black and Decker following the 2010 merger with Black and Decker, was founded in the mid-nineteenth century in Connecticut. They arrived in the UK in the 1920...

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OLFA - The Japanese Leading Tool Experts

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Millions of people reach for an OLFA blade or cutter every day. The quality and reliability of the simple construction is taken for granted. While cheap OLFA blades are commonplace now, before Yoshio Okada created the first snap-off blade the only option were blades that required frequent sharpening and had none of the safety features OLFA offers today. Although a modern invention, your OLFA cutter calls on an old & rich heritage of blades and manufacture in Japan. OLFA blades - Japanese swordsmithing Japanese swordsmithing has a legendary reputation. The swords used by Japanese warriors were sharp and had such...

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