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A Rich Heritage

Our rich heritage is recognised and respected worldwide, dating back to 1839.

Since 1839 we've been shaping the global knife market with our iconic and pioneering designs. From the creation of the first wooden knife block in the 1960s, to our revolutionary 'never needs sharpening' Laser technology in 1979, we continually strive to bring new and innovative products to the market and into your home.

Each knife is exceptionally hand finished using only the finest materials. In 2013 we went back to our roots. Our stunning 1839 collection saw the brand return to where it all started more than 170 years ago, finishing and manufacturing our rosewood handles in Sheffield.

1839  Richardson was established in Sheffield by Westall Richardson

1960  Richardson launch the first wooden knife block

1979  Introduce the 'Laser' edge, the first 'no need to sharpen' knife

1984  Richardson change the company name to Richardson Sheffield Limited

1986  Richardson Sheffield Ltd is acquired by McPherson's Ltd, an Australian Housewares Company

1987  Launched our professional 'V Sabatier' knife range

1990  Our Fusion knife is launched with a tungsten carbide edge

2005  Richardson Sheffield become a privately owned company

2007  The Richardson Sheffield brand joins Amefa

2008  The Gripi range of knives are launched

2010  Richardson Sheffield launch the One70 and Sabatier Trompette knife ranges.

2013  Our 1839 range of knives are launched, designed and finished in Sheffield

2017  Proudly open our first Richardson Sheffield pilot retail store on The Lanes at Meadowhall, Sheffield