Samuel Staniforth Ltd of Sheffield, England are manufacturers of the Smithfield range of knives. Born and bred in the ‘steel city’ itself, we are a traditional, family-owned company with over 150 years of experience in the design and manufacture of forged cutlery. As a smaller, dedicated team of knife enthusiasts, we take absolute pride in crafting our Sheffield made knives by hand and to your exact specifications. Whether it’s for professional or everyday use, we offer complete flexibility and customisation when it comes to creating your personalised British made kitchen knives.
The “Bull” mark stands for high quality and reliability, the mark of a progressive English company who consider service as one of its foremost obligations. Whether you know exactly what you are looking for or perhaps are a bit unsure, our friendly team of professionals will work hard with you to deliver a quality Sheffield-made knife with a personal touch.
Our range of Sheffield knives that carry The Smithfield mark have all the qualities preferred by professionals. This is because they are designed using extensive market research, with assistance from butchers, slaughter men and caterers in many countries of the world. The knife edge stays sharper longer than traditional knives due to the Molybdenum Stainless Steel blade, and the balance is made to feel comfortable and causes no fatigue or discomfort.
We are also proud to announce our new collection of Sheffield steel knives. The Heritage range combines traditional materials sourced in the ‘steel city’ itself with new tech production methods.
Quality - Instead of being churned out in a factory, each and every product at Samuel Staniforth is crafted using care and precision. This ensures that all of our customers receive Sheffield made knives that meet their exact requirements.
Tradition/Family Owned - At Samuel Staniforth, we are a close knit team of experts who take pride in our manufacturing capability. In particular, we are committed to crafting British made kitchen knives which are steeped in the heritage of utmost quality.
Experience - Established in 1864, Samuel Staniforth Ltd has over 150 years of experience in the production of quality forged British made kitchen knives. As a result, we are able to produce quality products with speed and efficiency. Dedicated to crafting utterly unique knives, we pride ourselves on providing a first class customer experience.
Value for money - By combining our years of experience alongside our manufacturing skills, you can rest assured that you’ll receive your handcrafted knife at an excellent value. We even offer free shipping on all orders over £50 for the UK mainland.
Customisable - This is something which sets us apart from other knife makers. We are completely flexible when it comes to customising our products, whether it be a specific knife shape or material. We’ll collaborate with you to craft the perfect knife that meets your unique needs, giving you complete freedom to choose.
If you’re in need of further inspiration, we even offer factory visits so you can see for yourselves how the knives are made and explore the quality materials we use.
For any queries, please don't hesitate to contact us via phone, email or on our social media platforms.
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