William Rodgers History
William Rodgers was first established in 1830 when they commenced business in a small factory in Mowbray Street, Sheffield.
In 1841, as their name and reputation as fine cutlers grew, they were forced to relocate to larger premises in New Church Street in the centre of Sheffield.
During 1852 William Rodgers again relocated; this time to St.Thomas Street where they continued their business until its acquisition by John Clarke during the 1870’s. John Clarke continued to manufacture knives under the William Rodgers name - and their famous motto ‘I Cut My Way’ - until John Clarke ceased trading in 1983.
It was around this time that the company of William Rodgers was acquired by Egginton Bros Ltd of Allen Street, Sheffield who, whilst upholding the centuries old tradition of Sheffield knifemaking, continue to manufacture the William Rodgers knives today using only the most experienced craftsmen and the finest materials available.
William Rodgers are synonymous with superior quality knives and of the few remaining manufacturers of the Fairbairn Sykes knife, they are the only company in the world that supply the British Ministry of Defence with the FS dagger. Manufactured to current and stringent MoD military specifications, William Rodgers has taken the Fairbairn Sykes Commando Dagger into the 21st. Century.