Locally handcrafted knives and Sheffield-designed cutlery, made from sustainable materials.

William Abdy is a Sheffield based company with a long family history in metal working and involvement in the Sheffield steel industry. The ethos of the company is based in providing sustainable products alongside promoting longevity of use.

We specialise in hand crafted knives and cutlery in simple classic designs and colour that will fit into any buyer’s home. Our ivory scaled Made in Sheffield knife range starts with the essential utility knife all the way through to our wedding cake knife.  Our Beauchief cutlery range covers every buyer’s requirement from fish and steak knives, espresso spoon, right through to children’s cutlery.

About us

Kitchen Knives

Hand made in Sheffield by an experienced Craftsman using the same techniques that made Sheffield knives famous all over the world. Every knife is truly unique.

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Good design emphasizes the usefulness of a product whilst disregarding anything that could detract from it.

William Abdy

Our History

The Abdy family began 400 years of involvement in the steel and cutlery trade with the mastery of silver and pewter and was involved in the formation of the assay office and the setting of standard for silver. Even today William Abdy and William Abdy II (18th C) Silverware is prized and highly valued throughout the world.

Throughout the 20th century the family was involved in the tool industry and began steady growth from their Sheffield base as the Standard Jig and Tool company on Hereford St. The factory was destroyed by bombing during World War 2 and later reformed by Reginald Henry Abdy and has grown from strength to strength without losing its local Sheffield character and influences. The tool company continues to operate today in the heart of Sheffield’s Cultural Industries Quarter.

Georgina Abdy is passionate about continuing the silverware connection to her family’s history and promoting a Hand Made in Sheffield product alongside sustainable cutlery for future generations.  Having 3 daughters herself she wanted to show that by choosing classic and complete range designs products can be cared for and valued through generations reducing consumption and waste.

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Our Green Commitment

We are passionate and committed to using recycled materials wherever possible.   Our cutlery and knives have been designed with the minimum impact on our environment. Many of the materials used are recycled and cleansed steels and alloys as strong and resilient as metals from newly mined ore. 

Our knives can be resharpened and rescaled to ensure longevity of the item and materials used whilst all our cutlery and knives are tested in Georgina’s own family kitchen to ensure they will endure real life use.

We provide no inner packaging; our products may arrive in wonky packaging, but we always put reuse of packaging above looks.