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1839: Kitchen knives made in Sheffield (UK)

12-7-2018
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1839 Kitchen knives made in Sheffield (UK)

At Richardson Sheffield we're proud of our Brittish roots. Our kitchen knives of the 1839 range are a powerful reminder of these roots. They are actually made in Sheffield, a town in the United Kindom, where the making of our brand began. 1839 was the start of a new chapter for Richardson Sheffield. One which began at the heart of the steel industry and is proud to return home in the 21st Century.

Made in Sheffield by master craftsmen, each knife is hand finished to exacting quality standards. With beautifully shaped Rosewood handles and exceptional quality MoV stainless steel, 1839 marries perfectly both tradition and modernity.

Trend 2018: Functional simplicity

12-7-2018
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Trend 2018: Functional Simplicity

One of the trends of 2018 is Functional Simplicity: modern, clean, with Scandinavian influences. This trend has a primary focus on function and adaptability. “Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.” Natural materials are used to give a feeling of serenity and to create a peaceful and calming hideaway within the home. 

 

NEW: Laser - No more blunt knives

12-7-2018
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New: Laser - No more blunt knives

Laser knives continue to be the perfect time saving solution to an everyday problem - blunt knives! Having sold millions world-wide, we're sure you'll love how the blade cuts effortlessly through all kinds of food, and how the micro-serration means the blade never loses its sharpness - ever! 

85th anniversary of Amefa

12-7-2018
Amefa 85 years

In September 2016 the Amefa company celebrated its 85th anniversary!

Amefa history

On 19 September 1931 Eugen Hollaender, at the age of 25, established the “Apeldoornsche Messenfabriek N.V. Haagse Import Maatschappij Olanda”. Together with a few employees Eugen started producing razor blades.

In 1948, production at the factory was split 50% razor blades and 50% cutlery. Due to increasing competition from Gillette and the introduction of electric razors by Philips, the share of production cutlery to razor blades was changed considerably to 75 % cutlery and 25% razor blades. In the following years the production of razor blades gradually came to an end.

In 1966 Amefa Solingen was established in Germany. The first of many major expansions to follow! Between 1988 and 2000 Amefa expanded considerably. Subsidiaries were opened in the UK, Poland, Hong Kong, France, Spain and Italy. The company grew into one of the biggest players in the international cutlery market.

From 2000, Amefa took over a lot of well-known international brands such as Couzon, Richardson Sheffield, Cuisinox, Paul Wirths, Lou Laguiole, Kuppels and many others. With all these products Amefa is able to operate in international set table markets.

Amefa today

Today Amefa is a company that constantly innovates. In 2015 Amefa introduced a new cutlery set - Integral. Integral has been specifically developed for people with limited gripping ability and wrist movement.

From a national manufacturer of razor blades in the Netherlands, Amefa has become one of the leading European suppliers of tableware and kitchenware.

We are proud of what we have achieved and look forward to the future with enthusiasm.

Amefa 85 years
Mr. Eugen Hollaender, the Amefa founder, at his office in Apeldoorn
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One of the first Amefa ads
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Amefa team in 1940
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Working process in 1957
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