With a history dating back to the mid 19th Century, the Hardy name has always been associated with high quality products. The company has a long track record of excellence in providing quality shaving and fleshing knives to the Global leather sector.
Our blades, made using carefully selected high grade steel, are designed to get the very highest quality finish in the production of leather, as efficiently as possible. Using Hardy blades our customers know to expect an excellent yield to cost ratio and availability of product second to none.
Today, our factory is moments from the historic docks of Liverpool, UK. A city defined by its warmth, resilience and a proud manufacturing history, this location also allows us to effectively manage our exports, which account for a large proportion of sales.
In 2015, Hardy was acquired by renowned Sheffield knife makers, Arkote Ltd. With a vision to ensure that we continue to lead the way, this ownership is consolidating a reputation garnered over more than a century, and driving our evolution, with a focus on innovative technologies and sustainable manufacturing.
There are plenty of ways to describe the company we are today – committed, passionate, enduring and expert – but we are happy to let precision be what we’re best known for. It’s been that way for more than 160 years, and we never intend to let that change.