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'Millennium Swords'

1999

Traditionally, the retiring Master Cutler commissions a gift for display in the Sheffield Cutlers Hall.

The current Master Cutler wanted a pair of swords that blend traditional Sheffield skills and contemporary design.

One sword is displayed in Sheffield and the other was added to the collection in the Mansion House, London.

The London sword was presented to the Lord Mayor of London during the annual Forfeit Feast at the Sheffield Cutlers Hall.

BRIEF

Produce designs for a pair of commemorative swords for the approval of the Master Cutler, Mr Liversidge.

The design included details from the crest of the Company of Cutlers including the motto and an elephant's head. The design also reflected the inclusive partnerships between London and Sheffield.

The swords had to include the Millennium Hallmark and The Sheffield Assay Office provided the silver.

The blade was made by Stuart Mitchell of Mitchell & Sons. and all other work was done by Grace Horne.