Publications & Other Items

Our publications are usually available from us at Kelham Island Museum or they can be ordered using our online shop which can be accessed at the KHCT Shop [click link to go to the Shop]


Pen knives originally had fixed blades mounted on a straight handle and were used for shaping the shaft of a feather to be used for writing. Spring or pocket knives were made to be carried in a pocket, and were sprung in order to close them and protect the blades (and the user!).

Trades: Cutler, Forger, Grinder, Maker, Mooder, Smither, Striker, Tanger, Scale Cutter