As specialist suppliers of knives and blades, we at Prime Tooling are exceptionally proud of our roots. Based in Sheffield, we have a huge selection of knives & blades including snap off blades, hooked blades, concave blades, and safety knives. We also have the advantage of Sheffield’s long history of quality. The knife making trade may have declined in other areas of the UK, but we’re proud to be keeping our Steel City’s tradition alive and well with a great selection of knives and blades, including dolphin knives, delphin knives, don carlos knives, 9mm snap off blade and Stanley knife blades.
But did you also know we offer discounts for bulk buying knives and blades, including our excellent range of hand tools, hand knives and safety knives which are perfect for hobbycaft, modelling, and art and craft? Our selection of Olfa safety knives, gr8 pro safety knives, Bosch planer blades and Stanley knives, including Stanley 1992, Stanley 5192 and Stanley 1996 are also available in wholesale job lots, perfect for saving money and buying large quantities of quality knives and blades at a very reasonable price.
Knife making tradition
The traditional knife and blade making process can be broken down into four main steps. The initial shaping of the knife is achieved through the process of forging or blanking. Forging occurs when the blade is exposed to and heated up to a very high temperature. It is then shaped using hammer and anvil to achieve a shape that is very close to the final size and shape. Our range of Olfa safety knives, gr8 pro safety knives, Bosch planer blades and Stanley knives, including Stanley 1992, Stanley 5192 and Stanley 1996 are made using a mixture of traditional and modern techniques, ensuring that your replacement blades will be of the highest quality.
Blade blanks are often made in the production of quality knives and blades including snap off blades, hooked blades, concave blades, and safety knives. A variety of methods can be used to create these blade blanks, dependant on the material thickness and the alloy content of the steel. Sometimes blade blanks are stamped using sheet material, and sometimes water jet cutters, electron beam cutting or lasers are used. Custom knife makers on a smaller scale may cut their steel blade blanks using a metal cutting bandsaw. A variety of different methods can be used to profile a blank including using belt grinders, files or hacksaws.