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Sheffield Genuine British Army Clasp Knife

18+ UK Friendly carry
£39.95
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The first reference to a Sheffield cutler dates to 1297! They have certainly been making knives for a long time and when the city became a steel producing area the industry took off. When you buy a knife made in Sheffield you become the owner of a little piece of history.


The Sheffield Genuine British Army Clasp Knife has been made by Joseph Rogers in Sheffield since the mid-1800's and the design has not changed much since then mainly because it is an effective and hard working tool with enough versatility to perform your most important tasks. It has a non-locking sheepsfoot blade, a can opener, a marlin spike for untying knots and a screwdriver/pry. Job done!

SKU
WIT-PK128
Brand:
Joseph Rodgers
Colour:
Metallic
Age Restriction:
18+
Blade Length (cm)
6.4000
Overall Length (cm)
16.5000
Warranty:
1 Year
UK Friendly Carry:
Yes
Closed Length (cm)
10.1000
Handle Material:
Steel
Lock Type:
Non-locking
Newest:
2019-09-18 00:00:00
Shipping Group:
STANDARD
Parent Base Price:
36.9500
Lead Time Dropdown:
14 - 21 Days
GTIN:
05035738001840

Description


The first reference to a Sheffield cutler dates to 1297! They have certainly been making knives for a long time and when the city became a steel producing area the industry took off. When you buy a knife made in Sheffield you become the owner of a little piece of history.


The Sheffield Genuine British Army Clasp Knife has been made by Joseph Rogers in Sheffield since the mid-1800's and the design has not changed much since then mainly because it is an effective and hard working tool with enough versatility to perform your most important tasks. It has a non-locking sheepsfoot blade, a can opener, a marlin spike for untying knots and a screwdriver/pry. Job done!

Specification


SKU
WIT-PK128
Brand:
Joseph Rodgers
Colour:
Metallic
Age Restriction:
18+
Blade Length (cm)
6.4000
Overall Length (cm)
16.5000
Warranty:
1 Year
UK Friendly Carry:
Yes
Closed Length (cm)
10.1000
Handle Material:
Steel
Lock Type:
Non-locking
Newest:
2019-09-18 00:00:00
Shipping Group:
STANDARD
Parent Base Price:
36.9500
Lead Time Dropdown:
14 - 21 Days
GTIN:
05035738001840

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  • 5
    Solid

    Posted by Thomas on 17th Mar 2021

    Solid piece of kit. Should last a lot of use.

  • 5
    Old school that works as ever

    Posted by O S on 9th Feb 2021

    Had one of these for years, the original is still I use, just needed one for my camping kit. Simple design with lots of hard working features, does what is says on the tin!

  • 5
    Excellent in its Price Range

    Posted by Tom McEwen on 26th Nov 2020

    Excellent tough as old boots army utility clasp knife

  • 5
    The clasp knife is a very fine product, strongly made of excellent metal and well finnished.

    Posted by Jeffrey John Jones on 27th Oct 2020

    The delivery was very quick and the information I recieved was very accurate and helpfull.

  • 5
    British army clasp knife

    Posted by Mike on 26th Sep 2020

    I remember my first pen knife when i was a boy it was given to me by my dad , and yes it was a ex service British army knife, the older type with the bexiod scales or grips . The knife was a scary looking thing to a small boy in days gone by when kids had pocket pen knives ? The knife lasted me a good few years and ive owned the type ever sinse ! All variants of it and this is only one of a hand full that ive bought new ! To this knife , well its a Joseph rodgers built model ,they have been contracted out to dozens of makers over the hundred or so years they have been service issue . Anyway this one has rather over sized rivets but they do give it a good look and will give it more robust joints if it needed ? The finish is a brushed satin look with high polish impliments, not as shiny as some models though ! The blades open without the need for pliers , the side has the genuine british army knife with made in Sheffield stamped on it , or should i say printed on it in green ? As for quality well its crude as they always are ! I find they have character as they dont seem to be able to make two the same ? These knives are so British, over built and have i think got the perfect tool set for a pen knife ? The tools are Blade (UK legal ) can and bottle opener a marlin spike or as it was known , a duck stabber , and a pry can opener for tins like paint cans etc . The knife is a bit expensive i think for what you get but they are so over priced for used ex service models now a days . To sum up , its a knife you love once you have owned one before and i cant imagine not having one now maybe more nostalgia than anything else but though ? Service was again red hot from HH

  • 2
    Not as Rugged as it looks

    Posted by Dave L on 21st Jan 2020

    I brought this knife as an everyday tool not to look at so the chunky looks and admittedly slightly rough finish wasn't an issue. The problem is it just broke. I've had the knife for about two years and the spring steel for the main blade snapped yesterday, not sure why I wasn't abusing it but its damn useless with a freely rotating blade. Shame really as i was looking for a no frills working knife but this evidently wasn't it.

  • 4
    Industrial !

    Posted by Huggybear on 5th Oct 2019

    I was not sure what rating to give this knife as i was comparing it with all the previous folding knives i have purchased . It aint pretty and mine may just manage to cut butter on a very hot day .Having spent 15mins using a lansky box and a strop i can sometimes cut paper ,much more work is needed . Stopping for lunch and a cuppa i had a long hard look at this knife ,its big, tall and slim and will just about fit in the small coin pocket of my jeans . It looks INDUSTRIAL ,VERY STRONG and DURABLE . There are dent marks on the side of it around the rivets but they seem in keeping with the purpose of the knife , it looks as if its built to deal with anything you can throw at it . If you would rather something more delicate and every day more practical buy a swiss army knife , This knife will long outlast me ,it will have a life long after i,m gone .A future family heirloom ?? . Do i like it , Yeah , a must for your collection .

  • 4
    A Flawed Classic

    Posted by Charles on 10th Sep 2019

    Firstly, thanks to HH for their usual rapid and efficient service. So easy to deal with. I have an original example that dates back to the forties or early fifties that my father acquired back in the day. I keep this knife for purely sentimental reasons so wanted a modern version that I could use & abuse. This knife is certainly tough and should last several lifetimes but it certainly has not been assembled with much finesse! The rivets are rather crudely formed with clear damage to one side of the scales where the rivet heads have been pressed or peened over. It looks as if the die used is not a good fit for the rivets causing the die to mark the area around the rivets. On the other scale the heads are quite proud and could have been ground to lower the height slightly. The polished sheepsfoot blade had a poor edge and was really not fit for purpose. The grind was very course and also uneven, especially towards to tip. I reprofiled the edge using an electric grinder then finished off with a fine diamond grit. Around 20 minutes of work and I now have an edge that will slice paper cleanly although I still wouldn't describe it as shaving sharp. Still, for the type of knife this is it is finally sharp enough for my purposes. The marlin spike and combined tin/bottle opener are OK but I expect I'll be using the spike more than the opener. The springs exert a reasonable degree of pressure so that the tools feel securely held when deployed. The tools all centre well when closed and only the spike had a small amount of side play although not enough for it to be an issue. The scales have a brushed satin finish which contrasts nicely with the polished tools but the execution of the brushed finish leaves something to be desired. The brushing is a little uneven and gives the impression of being crudely done. The landyard loop will barely move due to the tightness of the rivet. I suppose it may loosen a little with enough use but it would have been easy to get this right in the first place. Despite the negatives I do actually like this knife and I expect to get a lot of use out of it. Quality control could be better and overall it doesn't match the quality of my dad's old knife but it will do.

  • 4
    Solid chunky knife, needs some very light love to get going

    Posted by Marty on 6th Mar 2019

    ordered on Monday afternoon, received today (wednesday). usual helpful advice and great service from Heinnie. Have had a 1953 issue version without the spike and always wondered what one would be like that hadnt had its blade ground to hell with a file . well heres my first impressions. one, this is a heavy lump, but in a reassuring way. i expect it too will be around in 66 years like my old one. the lampsfoot blade is solid enough, and has a firm but manageable opening action. was it dull on arrival as stated above- yes, however, i literally gave it a gentle brush over the black mineral side of a DC4 stone about half a dozen times (yes i counted), and im already able to shave my forearm with it - not in an advert with a famous footballer stoking his chin way, but it wont take much to get this thing dangerously sharp. The marlin spike if nothing else gives this thing a retro charm. its heavier to open, but im a way that seems fitting. i can see it being used as a digging tool on top of its stated uses. i read somewhere someone reckoning you could use the spike defensibly, but youd be better closing the blades and throwing the thing like a rock i reckon. tin opener - i saw that get a slating which surprised me cause my old one was brilliant in this regard, and i used it as my go to, to take the top off beer cans to make DIY trangia burners. tried it with the new one. blunt as a school report and I ended up flattening the can by accident. took the flat (not bevelled) side of the can opener and rubbed it against the gold/diamond side of the DC4 stone, to create a tiny, 1mm bevel. took a few mins, and now it works a charm. mind you cant open the can opener without another tool - hopefully will free up with use and a soak in WD40. this all sounds a bit negative, but Im loving this knife so far. literally spent a few minutes on it. oh and it fits in an Opsrey 9mm mag pouch with room for a solitaire type torch (or the duracell equivalent in this case), and a fire steel kinda bodged into the molle attachment itself. will report back when ive given it some abuse

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