Biographical Account: Stan Shaw’s career as a cutler began in 1941 when he was fourteen and went to George Ibberson & Co. for a job. His family did not have a cutlery background, but on a trip to Sheffield he saw pocket knives for sale in the market and decided he would become a cutler. Trained under Ted Osbourne, Stan learned to make multi-bladed knives using expensive materials, such as mother of pearl, tortoiseshell and ivory. Stan Shaw is unique because he can make a knife from start to finish on his own. After working at George Wostenholm, John Watts and John Clarke, he set up his own business in 1983 in a workshop in Garden Street. In 2009 he moved to a workshop in Kelham Island Museum, and is still working two days a week.