The Battle of Waterloo took place on the 18th of June 1815 and 2015 marked it’s bicentenary. Our knife commemorates that bicentenary. It carries a sheepsfoot blade of a traditional pattern made in Sheffield for centuries. It’s handmade and is exactly the kind of pocket knife the ordinary man would have carried in London at the time of the battle. The blade is carbon steel which is a traditional steel used in pocket knife making and is engraved with the words -
‘Bicentenary of the Battle of Waterloo 1815 - 2015’
‘200th Anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo 1815 - 2015’
We are lucky in that a few of the traditional knife makers still remain in Sheffield practicing their craft. With the knife we provide a letter on handmade paper telling you about the knife and the origins of the oak. Unlike a commemorative piece with no real provenance this high quality item has a genuine association with these epic events. It’s not a souvenir of the bicentenary of the celebrations it’s an authentic work intimately contacted with British history. It comes gift boxed with a letter on handmade paper telling you about the knife and the oak.