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Stanley Knife Blades – 5 Interesting Facts

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Stanley knife blades are regularly the tool of choice for workers across a number of different industries. The blades have become synonymous with the highest standards of knife manufacture – ensuring that they’re always highly sought after by consumers. Knife-Point are a Sheffield based supplier of their products and have put together a list of 5 things you may not have known about Stanley knife blades:

Concave Blades to Heavy-Duty Blades

Heavy-duty straight blades, original Stanley blades and concave blades are just some of the many products that are available, ensuring that the customer always has plenty of choice on offer to them.

Accuracy Across a Range of Trades

Packaging and flooring are just some of the many trades within which Stanley knife blades are used – there really is so much versatility on offer. From graphic designers requiring the highest levels of accuracy within their work; through to flooring tradesman looking for the perfect finish, there really is no shortage of success stories.

Innovative Technology a Given for Stanley Knife Blades

Plenty of Stanley knife blades have been manufactured with an induction-hardened edge. This only adds to the overall quality of the blades and plays a big part in the customer satisfaction they deliver. When the induction-hardening technology is applied to the edges of blades they last longer and are resultantly better value.

It All Started in 1843

In 1843, Frederick T. Stanley originally formed the company. Initially, the business was set up as the Stanley Works and operated as a bolt and door hardware manufacturing company located in New Britain. The company subsequently progressed towards the established presence it is today, via a merger with another company and a couple of name changes.

An Understanding of Customer Needs

As a leading manufacturer, Stanley extensively consider what the blades is going to be used for, what material it will be used in conjunction with and how exactly the customer will implement it. The thorough testing around these constraints is impressive; and provides a grounded reasons as to why Stanley have become such a popular brand.

Stanley Knife Blades Just a Small Part of Knife-Point’s Repertoire

Knife-Point stock a range of Stanley knife blades that are sure to match your requirements. Their customers also use them for Swann Morton blades, trimming knife blades and many other products. To find out more about Knife-Point’s products you can drop them an email via Alternatively, why not give them a call on 01142507554.


Tips and Tricks to Get your Retail Shop Noticed on the High Street at Christmas from Shop Sign Makers in Sheffield

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If you need some help with attracting customers to your retail premises, the shop sign Sheffield makers at Image Sign Studio can help. They design, manufacture and install fantastic shop signs that are sure to make you stand out on the high street this Christmas. But there are other things you can do too, and here are some of them.

Social Media Marketing and Newsletters

Ensuring that your marketing activity is sufficient over the festive season is a real must. From planning scheduled Tweets, to Facebook posts and competitions, social media is a fantastic way to get in front of potential customers, interact with them, and drive sales. Why not send out a Christmas newsletter letting your customer base know what you’ve got to offer this Christmas, or an incentive to visit your shop such as a voucher or free gift with any purchase?

Christmas Themed Display

Getting creative with displays can help your shop to thrive at Christmas time. Make your goods look as attractive as possible to your customers; think red and gold, fairy lights and snowflakes to create a winter wonderland effect. Make sure that your most popular items are prominent, and always place smaller items that are suitable for stocking fillers near the till. This will encourage people to make impulse buys and last minute purchases before they pay.

Run a Festive Sale

Christmas is a great time to promote a sale. It’s an expensive time of year for many, so everyone is on the look-out for a bargain. Not only can a good sale help to increase revenue and profit, you’ll also attract customers that may return to your premises in the New Year.

Hire Temporary Staff

During this exceptionally busy time, you may want to think about whether you’ll need an extra pair of hands. Employees will often want to take some time off over the festive season, so ensuring that you’re covered for this is a must. It may be worth approaching a local temping agent to find short term staff, as although you can’t predict the rush, you’re sure to be busier over this time.

So now that Christmas shopping is in full swing, retail shops need to act now to maximise their profits over the festive season!

Swann Morton Blades – 5 Great Reasons to Choose Them

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Swann Morton blades from Knife-Point are consistently delivering on customer satisfaction, thanks to the high quality of blades on offer. Here are 5 great reasons why Swann Morton blades from Knife-Point are well worth your consideration.

Many Professions Use Them

There are a number of industries that are benefiting from the obvious quality of Swann Morton blades. Right across the health sector; surgeons, GP’s and nurses are just some of the many people that have incorporated the products into their day to day work. Those in the arts and crafts industry are finding these knife blades to be equally beneficial to them.

Worldwide Demand

Swann Morton’s emphasis on high quality products has ensured that their reach has extended far beyond the Steel City. Through the combination of the latest technologies and traditional blade making skills, this manufacturer produces knives that are right at the pinnacle of tools within the industry. Overseas distributors with supporting local customer bases are continuing to further the brand.

Swann Morton Were Established in 1932

Swann Morton was founded in Sheffield in 1932; and over the time that’s accumulated since that date, they’ve become an industry leader in the supply of knife blades. The brand name is widely respected, thanks to their production of knives that adhere to the highest standards of quality, consistency, precision and reliability.

Matched to Many Handles

Knife-Point stock packs of original, new and sealed Swann Morton blades that are suitable for fitting to the No.3, No. 3L. No.5, No.7, No.9 and B3 handles – as well as more similar ones. So you can always be sure that you’ll get your hands on blades that are the most appropriate for the tools that you own.

Cost-Effective Solutions

At Knife-Point, you can buy these blades in a whole variety of quantities. The order quantities have been devised with the needs of the customer in mind, ensuring that a whole variety of different order requirements can be met. It is little wonder that Knife-Point and Swann Morton have become such a winning combination.

Contact Knife-Point for Swann Morton Knives, Stanley Knife Blades + More

To speak to Knife-Point about their Swann Morton knife blades; as well as many more of their products – including Stanley knife blades and snap off blades – you can give them a call on 0114 2507554. Alternatively, why not drop us them email to

Knife-Point are an extremely reputable knife supplier in the Sheffield area and beyond and you can be safely assured that you’ll be receiving only the highest levels of customer service if you choose them. Their knowledge of the industry is extensive and you can always feel reassured that their staff will be able to answer any queries that you may have in a highly satisfactory manner.


Shop Sign Makers Sheffield Help with Regeneration of Darnall Retail Centre

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Two years ago, a citywide strategy was approved by Sheffield City Council to help support and promote local shopping centres.  This project is being paid for by the Local Growth Fund, which comprises of money given to Sheffield Council to be used for projects that benefit the local area and the community. Darnall shopping centre was identified as having an unwelcoming environment, with some buildings in a poor state of repair and a high number of badly-maintained, empty shops.

Image Sign Studio shop sign makers in Sheffield have recently been involved in a project helping to revamp the rundown shop fronts of 47 independent shops in Darnall, a suburb in the East of the city of Sheffield. The project started at the end of March this year, in an attempt to smarten up the area, boost the amount of shoppers using the stores, and attract investment.

Shop Front Makeover for Darnall

As shop sign makers in Sheffield, Image Sign Studio know the dramatic effect a new shop sign can have on the exterior of a retail premises, and were more than happy to be involved in the Darnall revamp. They were delighted to be involved in the £300,000 refurbishment project, which saw the shops on Main Road and Staniforth Road receiving impressive makeovers, including new retail shop signs which have been designed, manufactured and installed by them.

Sheffield City Council to Help and Support Regeneration

As well as the renovation of shop fronts with new shop signs, the wider regeneration framework for the centre of Darnall includes general improvements to the street scene to make the area cleaner and safer. In addition, training and support will be given to traders, and housing development will be enabled on nearby vacant sites.

Sheffield Council cabinet member for homes and neighbourhoods Councellor Harry Harpham said before the start of the project in March: “Darnall has all the ingredients to be a thriving and successful district shopping centre – a strong community, good range of shops and community facilities, and access to transport links. But the quality of the shopping is poor in relation to a centre that serves such a wide residential area and many shops are in a poor state of repair. This will help the area become more attractive to shoppers and boost the centre’s potential.”

Written by Chris

November 7th, 2014 at 2:21 pm