The making of knives, such as kitchen knives and bushcraft knives. See the separate entry for folding knife making.
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Issues affecting the viability of the craft
Legislation: There are various laws applying to the sale of knives
Recruitment issues: Difficulty in finding people who want to work in manufacturing as people don’t want to get their hands dirty.
Craftspeople currently known
Eggington Brothers – based in Sheffield. Sell knives under several brands.
Taylors Eye Witness – based in Sheffield
A. Wright & Son – based in Sheffield
Total number of craftspeople: A. Wright & Son of Sheffield manufactures knives, folding knives and swords and does hand grinding in-house. They have a workforce of ten people – five older people, and five younger people whom they train from scratch, and everyone does a bit of everything.