The Star: Sheffield’s amazing cutlery history celebrated at online project launch

The Star: Sheffield’s amazing cutlery history celebrated at online project launch. “The Name on a Knife Blade project, which actually began last year, is the brainchild of the city’s unique and internationally-renowned Hawley Collection, which is housed at the museum. The Ken Hawley Collection Trust looks after Ken’s lifetime’s work to preserve the history of Sheffield’s edge tools and cutlery manufacture and silversmithing, which amounts to more than 100,000 items of all sorts.”

Sheffield knife-makers: More cutlery history unearthed (BBC)

BBC: Sheffield knife-makers: More cutlery history unearthed . “More than 100 people have answered an online plea for more information about knife-makers from the steel city of Sheffield. The Name on a Knife Blade project found new stories and unrecorded knives made in the South Yorkshire city after its search for descendants in September. One man even donated his own personal collection of Sheffield-made blades.”

BBC: Are you descended from Sheffield’s famous knife makers?

A fun genealogy puzzle from the BBC: Are you descended from Sheffield’s famous knife makers?. “A search is under way to find the descendants of the many families behind the firms that made knives in the steel city of Sheffield. People can consult a list of knife-makers online and see if they share a surname using a digital archive. The city’s Ken Hawley Collection has about 1,500 stainless steel knives made by almost 1,000 different makers.”

BT: Scanners employed to catalogue knife wounds

BT: Scanners employed to catalogue knife wounds. “High-tech scanners are being used to create a ‘catalogue’ of knife wounds that can be matched to different blades. Detectives say the database will mean they can identify what kind of knife has been used in a stabbing, making it easier to catch criminals. The method involves using state of the art CT scanning technology like that seen in hospitals, to create an image of the injury which can then be saved and stored.”