Lambfoot

Buy The Best Lambfoot Pocket Knives

Shop and buy some of the best Lambfoot and Sheep Foot folding pocket knives. Lambsfoot & Sheepfoot blades have rounded tips, are safer to use and make good work knives. As the blade back does not taper towards the point, it is also stronger than many other blade shapes. The straight cutting edge, makes these folding pocket knives ideal for wood carving. There is less chance of slippage, as there is no curve in the blade. In addition they can be used with the thumb resting on the spine of the blade. This is also an excellent blade for accurate slicing, because of the straight edge. Buy A. Wright & Son, Sheffield Lamb Foot penknife with C70 carbon steel blade, in small or large size with free UK delivery. Taylors Eye Witness also produce various models with Sheffield stainless blade.

Lambs Foot or Sheeps Foot Knives have been manufactured in Sheffield, England for over 140 years, according to historic product catalogues. These blades have rounded, unsharpened ends and perfectly straight cutting edges. There are three main variations of this shape. Lamb Foot, which tend to have a slimmer blade profile. Sheep Foot blades are wider, found in UK military issue folding knives and stockman's knives. Wharncliffe and Ettrick blades have a more acute sloping portion of the blade back.

The Taylors Eye Witness Company, Sheffield, England produced a product catalogue in 1897 which illustrated nine different models of Sheep Foot and Lamb Foot pocket knives. Different handle scale options for each model included, stag horn, buffalo horn, bone, cocoa wood and boxwood. According to their catalogues the target demographic included: 'Farmers, fishermen, artisans, weavers, horticulturalists and hunters'. Still located at Eye Witness Works, Milton Street, Sheffield, the Company continues to supply pocket knives to livestock farmers around the UK and also exports to Australian 'Jackaroo' workers.

As there is no sharp point, Lamb Foot and Sheep Foot knives are safer to use. For this reason, they are often found in rescue knives and military knives. As the blade back does not taper towards the point, it is also stronger than many other blade shapes. Because of the straight cutting edge, Lamb Foot blades are often preferred for wood carving. There is less chance of slippage, as there is no curve in the blade. In addition they can be used with the thumb resting on the spine of the blade. This is also an excellent blade for accurate slicing, because of the straight edge.