A pocket knife from Sheffield made incorporatng historic V1 doodlebug parts in it’s grips.

V1 solid black 250

This Sheffield made pocket knife has a piece of German V1 rocket embedded in it’s grips. The metal was recovered from the crash site excavations in Orlestone Forest near Shadowoxhurst, Kent. This V1 came down in 1944.

The V1 was also known as the buzz bomb or doodlebug on account of the noise it’s engine made and it and the V2 heralded the dawn of the space age. The knife handmade in Sheffield is an iconic historic piece from a small stock of the recovered metal. We have only made ten of these V1 Sheffield made pocket knives and I doubt whether their will be any more. It was the first of Hitlers terror weapons.

2019 marked 50 years since man stepped on the moon and the V1 and V2 rockets marked the dawn of the space race. Additionally 2020 marks the 75th Anniversary of VE day and the hand made pocket knife from Sheffield the home of knife making with the original and very rare original metal marks these historic events.

IIt comes boxed with a letter on hand made paper describing the item.


For a wide range of Sheffield made pocket knives and other items click on the link above.

V1 buzzbomb knife
V1 doodlebug metal

itIt’s a lambsfoot knife with rosewood grips 75 inclusive of UK postage with a letter on handmade paper describing the knife and boxed.

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In our meaningful metals range we have historic keyrings and cufflinks made from ‘Battle of Britain’ relics. We only have a very few of these pieces and each is laboriously hand crafted out of the in many cases distorted and weathered metal.


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For another historic knife Sheffield made with grips from the timber from HMS Victory click on the logo above.

airship R100 250

The R100 airship was designed by Barnes Wallace who designed the bouncing bomb used in the dambusters raid. We have bought a quantity of the fabric used in this airship and used it in the production of keyrings which you can see by clicking on the above image. The fabric is stamped on the rear with the above markings.

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