The Famous Sheffield Shop: Supporting Steel City Craftsmanship Since 1983
The Famous Sheffield Shop has supported the craftmanship of the city since 1983 by sourcing the highest quality Sheffield made products ready to sell locally to proud Sheffield customers and across the UK, as well as internationally from the likes of America to Japan.
They sell the finest pewter, silver and steel ware made in Sheffield, demonstrating just how the Steel City got its famous name! The shop maintains a close relationship with all their suppliers, working with historical, family-owned businesses and emphasising just how important it is to be supporting independents. Here we take a closer look at some of the excellent products they provide.
Heard of Joseph Rodgers? He’s Sheffield’s most famous knife maker, and it’s rumoured that he operated out of a building in Hawley Croft close to Sheffield Cathedral in the late 17th Century. The shop sells Rodgers’ pocket knives with the Maltese Cross and Star trademark, as well as the George Wostenholm pocket and Bowie knife designs with his I*XL, 1787 trademark. After the battle of the Alamo in 1863, a Wolstenholm knife was reportedly found on Colonel James Bowie, and that design continues to be hand-made in Sheffield and is very popular with American customers as well as locals.
William Whiteley’s has been trading as a family owned company for 258 years. Their range of high-quality scissors to fit all purposes are recognised for their quality worldwide. Arthur Price of Sheffield has produced cutlery of the highest quality since 1902, and The Famous Sheffield Shop sell their stainless-steel tableware to top restaurants and family homes across the globe.
The store is not limited to knives and homeware; they also have a prestigious jewellery collection. Francis Howard silversmiths, founded in 1870, manufacture high quality jewellery and gifts suitable for every occasion. Wentworth Pewter is a family business founded in 1949, and their handcrafted flasks, tankards and other giftware are known for their quality and have graced the shelves of Tiffany and Liberty stores. Newer companies have also made their way to the forefront, including jewellery from Bailey of Sheffield and razors from Edwin Jagger. If you are looking for a dazzling gift for that special someone, look no further.
The Famous Sheffield Shop is more than just a retailer, and they’ve designed steak knives for some of the country’s top restaurants, a quality selection of which can also be found in store. Being a much-loved fixture on Ecclesall Road, there is no doubt that regulars will continue to support Sheffield craftsmanship long into the future.
Read about more of Sheffield’s finest independent businesses in ‘The Little Book of Sheffield’, available to purchase online here.