Monthly Archives: January 2013

British made penknives, pocket knives, survival knives, bushcraft knives and safety knives

The United Kingdom and in particular Sheffield, England is world famous for its steel products and contrary to popular belief many fine quality steel products are still manufactured in Sheffield.  There is a wide choice of quality British made kitchen knives, cutlery, pocket knives, pen knives, folding knives, clasp knives, survival knives, bushcraft knives, safety knives and scissors available at reasonable prices, for example from:

A.Wright and Son Limited – http://www.penknives-and-scissors.co.uk – make scissors, cutlery, kitchen knives, pen and pocket knives, hunting knives, sheath knives, British Army knives, ettrick knives, boating knives, throwing knives, commando knives, bowie knives, bushcraft and survival knives. Started in 1947, Arthur Wrights is a traditional Sheffield Pen and Pocket knife manufacturer. Everything is done in-house in Sheffield.  The quality of their products is excellent and they are good value for money.  I have an Arthur Wright 70W 70mm Farmers Sheepfoot Pocket Knife and it really is a sturdy no-nonsense knife and a fabulously useful tool. My 70W Farmers Sheepfoot weighs 80 grams (2.8 oz), has an overall blade length of 70mm (2.75″), a straight cutting edge of 63mm (2.48″) and an overall length of 158mm (6.25″). The Farmers Sheepfoot Pocket Knife is iconic and very much a traditional country knife.

Arthur Wright 70W Farmers Sheepfoot. A sturdy no-nonsense utility knife with a wide blade, brass linings, nickel bolsters and Rose Wood scales on handle. 70mm blade.

Arthur Wright 70W Farmers Sheepfoot. A sturdy no-nonsense utility knife with a wide blade, brass linings, nickel bolsters and Rose Wood scales on handle. 70mm blade. Made in England.

Arthur Wright 70W 70mm Farmers Sheepfoot

Arthur Wright 70W 70mm Farmers Sheepfoot.  Made in England.

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Government Procurement – Should the British government buy British?

Thought for the day:

The British Government and its Civil Service should buy British made and their procurement policy should favour buying British made.  For example the Foreign Office and the Home Office should have British made cutlery and tableware and buy British made stationery and British made cars.  Where British made goods are not available then they should buy goods produced in the Commonwealth.

British made kitchen knives, cutlery, scissors, pewter-ware and silverware

The United Kingdom and in particular Sheffield, England is world famous for its steel products and contrary to popular belief many fine quality steel products are still manufactured in Sheffield.  There is a wide choice of quality British made kitchen knives, cutlery, pocket knives and scissors available at reasonable prices.  British made kitchen knives, cutlery, scissors and silverware:-

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PS Pet Tags – UK made pet tags

PS Pet Tags (Pack Shack Pet Tags) – http://pspettags.com – Made in the UK name tags for dogs and cats.  Our cat has one and I have another on my keys.  They also do collar tags and medical information tags.  Free delivery, lifetime guarantee, funky designs, 4 lines of text, made in the UK.  Great customer service.  Get a 10% discount if you like PS Pet Tags on facebook.  All their pet identification tags are 100% made within the UK.  Highly recommended.

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PS Pet Tags Union Jack tag

PS Pet Tags Union Jack tag

PS Pet Tags - example

PS Pet Tags – example

A pet wearing his tag

A pet wearing his PS Pet Tag

BOYES Department Stores

http://www.boyes.co.uk

Boyes are based in Scarborough in North Yorkshire where the Head Offices and Central Distribution Warehouses are located. BOYES have been trading since 1881 and now operate forty plus stores located in Yorkshire, Humberside, the North East, Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire & Leicestershire. I’m from Yorkshire tell us a bit about the history of Boyes on their website (and kindly credit me for the photograph below). Pay a visit to Boyes next time you are up north. Fab stores.

Boyes Scarborough through the ages window display July 2016.

Boyes Scarborough through the ages window display July 2016. Photograph by author.

Boys own brand British made writing pads and envelopes on display in the Scarborough store July 2016.

Boys own brand British made writing pads and envelopes on display in the Scarborough store July 2016.

Boyes' flagship store in Scarborough (16 Aug 2010)

Boyes’ flagship store in Scarborough (16 Aug 2010)