Process (How I make knives)

Traditional blade grinding

Traditional Sheffield blade grinder Brian Alcock teaches Grace Horne how to grind pen knife blades. Video : www.nicolawood.net

Using a parser

A parser was the tool traditionally used by knife makers to set decorative shields into the scale material. Video : www.nicolawood.net

Riveting

A demonstration of riveting a folding knife. Video : www.nicolawood.net

Making a nail nick on a folding knife

Grace Horne demonstrates how to make a tidy nail nick on a folding knife.

Made in Sheffield: Trevor Ablett part 1

Archive footage of traditional Sheffield knifemaker Trevor Ablett preparing material to make a double bladed folding knife.

Made in Sheffield: Trevor Ablett part II

Traditional Sheffield knife maker Trevor Ablett is shown altering the springs and blades of a folding knife to make them work properly.

Made in Sheffield: Trevor Ablett part III

In this final installment, traditional Sheffield knifemaker Trevor Ablett shows how he rivets the folding knife together.

Made in Sheffield: Taylor's Eye Witness

Russell White shows how he makes a traditional folding knife at Taylor's Eye Witness, Sheffield. Interview by Grace Horne, video by Nicola Wood.