Sheffield is synonymous with steel and is the historic birthplace of knife making. In Sheffield the word ‘cutlery’ refers to ‘that which cuts’. For more than 700 years, Sheffield knives and cutlery have been created by highly skilled Sheffield craftsmen, and our company names are amongst the most famous in the industry’s history. The first reference to a Sheffield cutler dates to 1297. In the 1370s, Chaucer described a Sheffield ‘thwitel’ (a straight wooden-handled knife) on the belt of a Miller in The Reeve’s Tale.
We have been manufacturing Sharpening Steels since 1872 and are a leading supplier to the butchery, food processing and catering industries.
Other companies may apply their brand names to imported products, but we are proud to produce Sharpening Steels here in our own Sheffield factory. Manufactured by experts in knife sharpening, our Sharpening Steels and Diamond Steels are recognised by professionals the world over for their outstanding quality – they perfectly compliment and ensure optimum performance for all of the leading knife brands.
- Shepherd Sharpening Steel complete with a split ring.
- Hard chrome plated, high carbon chrome vanadium blade with Helical Cut.
- A traditional Shepherd Steel which will rapidly restore the edge on a blunt knife.
- Length – 190mm
- Width – 11mm