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We love what we do.

Our team of highly skilled craftsmen & women with over 300 years’ experience between them LOVE refurbishing (re-cycling) aged cutlery, especially treasured pieces with special memories or connections, delivering a new lease of life. 

About us Cutlery Hospital

Chris Hudson MBE


Cutlery Hospital is part of Chimo Holdings from where it gets its expertise and craftsmanship. The various Companies, especially “Tricketts of Sheffield” had been doing repairs for many years using their teams of skilled craftsmen & women.  Then in 1997 it was decided to formalise the repair department under the brand name “Cutlery Hospital”…

Cutlery Hospital by its very name specialises in Cutlery, the majority of which is Table cutlery. We are experts in replacing old Creamhandled knives with new dishwasher safe handles, but we also replace/restore damaged handles in stainless steel, silverplate and even sterling silver.

We replace old blades, replate silverplated cutlery, repair stag-handled Carver & steak handles that have come loose and even mend Carving Fork Springs…the list goes on & on. Satisfied customers often ask us to replate holloware items like gallery trays, salvers even trophies. Whatever the requirement please email us a photo first.

About us Cutlery Hospital
About us Cutlery Hospital
Beatty – One of the original buffer girls

We have over 300 years of experience in this field.

However, the big break came when we developed the dishwasher safe handles for our popular cream-handled knife ranges. Members of the public started asking instead of buying new knives could we replaced the old & damaged handles on their treasured knives and family heirlooms. One thing led to another and not only were we replacing handles but also blades, replating cutlery pieces and it started to arrive from all over the world including UK, USA, Canada, Africa, Australia & New Zealand, Scandinavia, the EU and Russia.

The more the team do the more they love to give these treasured pieces a whole new lease of life. But the ultimate “buzz” is to hear or see the pleasure the owner gets when their refurbished cherished item(s) are returned.

  • 1750

    William Yates founded

  • 1880

    (Walter) Tricketts of Sheffield founded

  • 1980

    Chimo Holdings formed

  • 1997

    Repair Service officially renamed “Cutlery Hospital”

  • 2012

    Chimo chosen to produce official gifts for the London Olympics

  • 2013

    Factory visit by HRH The Princess Royal

  • 2016

    Chimo wins main “Made in Sheffield” award

  • 2020

    Moved to new larger factory.

No automatic multi-polishing machines – all our work is carried out by hand.
Chris Hudson, MBE.


By using the Cutlery Hospital you are helping the environment, climate change and the UK, by supporting and safeguarding British manufacturing jobs.

Not only will we refurbish, and therefore recycle your treasured item, but all the electricity used here in our Sheffield factory is from renewable sources (48% Bioenergy, 33% Wind, 12% Photovoltaic & 7% Hydropower).

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Or if you have questions about our service, we’ve attempted to answer the most common ones on our FAQ’s page.

We’d love to hear from you.

We look forward to being of service at Cutlery Hospital. We’ll give your cutlery some much needed ‘TLC’ and return it to you fully restored, to be enjoyed by generations to come.