Traditional Techniques in Sheffield Knife, Cutlery and Tool Manufacture

A short film about J. Adams of Sheffield, one of the last surviving firms which undertakes all of the processes involved in knife production. The author, Sam Heathcote, worked at Adams' whilst he studied for his History degree at SHU.

Sam Heathcote

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This short film was produced by Sheffield Hallam History student Sam Heathcote. It discusses the local cutlery firm Jack Adams, where Sam works, in the context of industrial decline in the C20th. Jack Adams is one of the last surviving firms which undertakes all of the processes involved in knife production. Unfortunately the industrial noises were lost in the final edit!

This page was added on 11 October 2016.

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