CAPITALS OF CUTLERY-Sheffield, England

Sheffield, England is one of the capitals of cutlery and known as home of cutlery for almost one thousand years. Yorkshire city was already known for producing quality and outstanding knives in the 14th Century. Sheffield is the birth place of cutlery tradition and survived for many years due to production of quality knives made by skilled cutlers. Readily available resources provided unique recipe for knife production. Five rivers meet in Sheffield which added power in driving water wheels. It is also abundant with coal and iron, and with quarries providing huge supplies of milestone grits needed for making grinding wheels.

One of the old capitals that has not maintained it's branding as a knife capital