Financial problems exacerbated by competition eventually led to collapse in 2007 and the brands were bought by Amefa. In common with the majority of Sheffield knifemakers, production has moved abroad. Whilst much design work remains in the city, many of the products are imported from the Far East except for the '1839' range which is produced in Sheffield. The company retains 'Sheffield' in its name.
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