An innovative manufacturer, committed to quality

Rooted in history and actively producing, researching and developing contemporary manufacturing technologies, Fernite is a proud flagship of the world-famous 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.

Having supplied the world’s leading brands with quality knives for nearly 200 years, we are one of the oldest machine knife companies in the world. We have continuously innovated and invested in technology to maintain our position at the forefront of our industry. 

Our modern, ISO9001 certified factory is equipped with the very latest production technology,  and our highly skilled, professional workforce ensure we deliver quality in every product. 

Premium Quality – Made in Sheffield

At Fernite ‘Made in Sheffield’ means exactly that. 

We’re based in the heart of the UK’s premier region for advanced manufacturing, and are built on centuries of proud history in the steel and knifemaking industries.

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 advanced CNC machining centres and precision grinding technology adapted from the exacting aerospace industry. Our ISO 9001 certification reflects our commitment to quality management excellence.


A machine knife manufacturer that empowers your business

Partnership and support is central to what we do, and we pride ourselves on offering friendly, efficient customer service.

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!