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About Us


Joseph Fearnehough, our founder. Fernite have nearly 200 years of heritage

Rooted in history and actively producing, researching and developing contemporary manufacturing technologies, Fernite is a proud flagship of the Sheffield knives industry.

We’re happy to challenge accepted industry standards and work more flexibly with our distributors, OEMs and end users to deliver the schedules and support you need to thrive.


Made in Sheffield

Fernite quality is unparalleled. We use only fully traceable steel from accredited European mills and we manufacture in our own Sheffield plant. Our design and production processes use precisionSheffield blade CNC machining centres and grinding machines adapted from the exacting aerospace industry. Our ISO 9001 accreditation reflects our commitment to quality management excellence.


Empowering your business

Partnership and support is central to what we do. We communicate clearly and keep you in the picture. We value our working partnerships with every customer, giving advice, ideas and support whenever required to add maximum value to each one, from global conglomerate to SME. If you’ve got a problem or a new cutting challenge, we’re here to help. And because we know that schedules are crucial to your business, we’ll work with you to meet the lead times you need.

Keeping prices competitive

By manufacturing all our product in-house, we not only ensure top-class quality, we also keep prices keen. It’s good for everyone!