Pocket Knives – handcrafted in Yorkshire

Hand Made by Michael May in the Portland Works, Sheffield, these luxurious pocket knives really are a work of art.

Sheffield is famous for its steel works and the historic Portland Works are the home of the first stainless steel cutlery ever to be made in England.

The exclusive Furbellow & Co knife is made to order by Michael. Its handle is made from Whitby Jet and Yew and the blade is made from Damascus steel in a Lambs foot pattern which is a traditional English blade style. The bade is stamped with both the maker’s name and F & Co.

Damascus steel was the forged steel comprising the blades of swords imported from India and Sri Lanka. These swords are characterized by distinctive patterns of banding and mottling reminiscent of flowing water. Such blades were reputed to be tough, resistant to shattering, and capable of being honed to a sharp, resilient edge.

If you wish to pre order one of these knives you can visit our shop at 11 Sandgate in whitby, or call 01947 600610

Other hand crafted pocket knives are available in store, each knife is made from a unique collection of materials some with Yorkshire sourced wood including Oak and Walnut and beautiful settings including turquoise and horn. Each knife has natural variations due to the materials and methods used.

The passion Michael has for crafting can be seen in the tiny details that perfect each knife. Each one is a thing of beauty, and a great addition to a gentlemen’s pocket.

Exclusive Furbellow&Co pocket knife

Yew Scales with Whitby Jet collar

Brass bolster and pins

Hand forged Damascus steel

File work to spring and blade back

M May and F & Co stamp

Michael May in his workshop

Cherry wood scales. (Sourced from Derbyshire)

Ergonomic handle.

Carbon steel lambfoot blade, 66mm cutting edge.

Brass bolsters and liners.

Brass and nickel silver pins.

(Cherry wood may vary in shade and pattern)

Buffalo horn scales with turquoise collar.

D2 steel clip point blade stamped ‘M MAY. Sheffield. England. Cutting edge 57mm.

Fileworked spring and blade.

Brass bolsters and liners.

Walnut scales. (Sourced from Yorkshire)

Stainless steel sheepfoot blade stamped ‘M. MAY SHEFFIELD ENGLAND’. 57 mm cutting edge.

Brass liners and bolsters.

(Walnut wood pattern and shade may vary)


Posted on 15th August 2018

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About Furbellow & Co

Furbellow & Co is a Gentlemen’s store with a twist, nestled on Sandgate in the old part of the historic town of Whitby.

Inside you will discover a warm and friendly atmosphere, with an emphasis on good old fashioned customer service. You can while away the time exploring our eclectic range of products in nostalgic surroundings.

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