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The Company of Cutlers in Hallamshire

The Cutlers' Company was established by a parliamentary Act of Incorporation in 1624 and for almost four hundred years has sought to maintain the standards and quality of Sheffield manufactured cutlery and steel products and to promote the name of Sheffield.

As manufacturing in the region has changed over the centuries, so the Company reflects this by highlighting the innovation in the region as well as upholding Sheffield's proud heritage.

Annual Review 2014-2015

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Filmed in 1954 by the Master Cutler WB Ibberson, the silent, black and white film shows the processes of forging, grinding and hafting in the Sheffield cutlery trade.  There is also a brief view of the inside of the Cutlers' Hall at the beginning and end of the film.

Latest News

The Master Cutler

.The new Master Cutler of the Company of Cutlers has been installed in the ceremony held in the Cutlers' Hall on 6 October 2015.  It was followed by a service in Sheffield Cathedral across the road from the Hall. 
This process of election, installation and the church service has continued since 1625, with the election of the second Master Cutler.  It is not known how the first Master Cutler, Robert Sorby, was installed in 1624, when the Cutlers' Company began.

Craig McKay, who became a Freeman of the Company in 1998, is CEO of Evenort Ltd.


Also, the Cutlers' Company is consulting about changing its rule on eligibilty for membership.  Read more in the The Star

The Master Cutler,

The new Master Cutler, installed on 6 October, is Craig McKay.


Useful Links


The Manufacturing Forum

Sheffield Chamber of Commerce

The Star Business Magazine (requires latest Adobe Flash Player)

Some Cutlery Manufacturers

Here is a list of some manufacturers of cutlery and silverware in the Sheffield area. This is for information only and is not an endorsement by the Company.

List of some manufacturers