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I have come across a male relative circa 1901 that was employed as a ivory fluter -could it have anything to do with the cutlery factories perhaps?

Also anyone with any knowledge of B&M Metalsmith sheffield ?

Look forward to hearing your ideas.

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Hello and welcome to SheffieldHistory :)

From 'A Glossary of Old Sheffield Trade Words and Dialect'...

Fluted.

Of knife handles; carved in any way. A fluter was a superior cutler who could make such handles.

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B&M might be something to do with 'Britannia Metal'? (but I can't explain the '&')

Hugh

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I have come across a male relative circa 1901 that was employed as a ivory fluter -could it have anything to do with the cutlery factories perhaps?

Also anyone with any knowledge of B&M Metalsmith sheffield ?

Look forward to hearing your ideas.

Out of interest Frankie a photo from Picture Sheffield which features the premises of an Ivory Cutter.

http://www.picturesheffield.com/cgi-bin/pi...ff.refno=y01366

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Other thoughts on fluting :

haft fluter

comb fluter

pearl fluter

ivory fluter

silver fluter and shaper

razor scale fluter

fluter and chaser

chaser, fluter and embosser

Welcome Frankie, hope you enjoy - you never know, someone might even create a brand new thread called, er Trades, Alphabetically by surname and drop in all known Fluters from the Trade Directories.

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Is not the flute the part of a knife that the handle fits on...or another name for the handle itself?

The handle fits over the "tang"

Fluting is carved grooves.

Fluting on furniture

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