Robert Sorby is the world's premier manufacturer of specialist woodworking tools. The company heritage dates back well over two hundred years and the original Sorby family was one of the leading producers of cutlery and edge tools in Sheffield. In 1624, Robert Sorsbie (a variation on today's pronunciation), was appointed the very first Mastler Cutler by the Company of Cutlers. This company was formed as a way of regulating the standards in the cutlery industry. This group is still in operation today and still serves to protect the rights of the Sheffield name used in manufacturing. The Sorby family led a long and varied history in the cutlery and tooling industry. From their early beginnings in tooling, the company Robert Sorby has developed a specific expertise in edge tool manufacture, which has been passed through the generations to produce today's classic collection of Robert Sorby tools. It is believed that Robert Sorby is one of the oldest hand tool manufacturers in the city and indeed certainly one of the oldest still producing today.
Their production range now focuses much of its business on woodturning and woodcarving. These are certainly tools for those who appreciate top-notch tools.
Robert Sorby are proud to promote that all their tools are fine Sheffield produce, made with the highest quality materials. We are also proud to be promoting these items at The World of Woodworking.