One lean green manufacturing machine…

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We’ve already thought of a number, now how about your favourite colour? Actually, we’re not that interested in yours, it’s really ours that counts. Bear with us. We don’t just concentrate on the finer details of blade manufacture, such as … Continue reading

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Think of a number, any number… 37?

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If you asked anyone at Dakin-Flathers that question, you’d more than likely get 37 as an answer. It’s an odd number (literally) to choose but what’s so special about 37? Rather a lot, actually. ‘Generation37’ is the name for the … Continue reading

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Jack of all trades? Master of none…

We all know the saying, and you know what… it couldn’t be truer. How many times do you have the request “I want a blade that cuts everything”? You’ve run out of fingers haven’t you? Well, that’s because, quite frankly, … Continue reading

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It’s not Monday, it’s Yorkshire Day, yer daft ‘apeth!

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Don’t worry, “daft ‘apeth” (silly person) is just a term of endearment here in God’s Own Country (that’s Yorkshire). Every year, on the 1st August, we celebrate Yorkshire Day – a day dedicated to all things that make the biggest … Continue reading

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We’re in the Guinness Book of World Records!

Well, we should be. Maybe. Why? It’s a bold claim, but Dakin-Flathers manufactures quite possibly the largest range of different sized carbon steel blades in the entire world. It’s not been verified, and to be honest, we’ve not been in … Continue reading

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Who said the English had bad teeth?

Our friends stateside think the English are too polite, are obsessed with football and have incredibly bad teeth. Well, they might be right about our manners and the beautiful game, but they’re further from the truth about our teeth than … Continue reading

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What never sleeps, but never tires?

Don’t worry, we didn’t get this teaser along with a useless miniature screwdriver out of a Christmas cracker, it’s a genuine question. Right, you’ve had your three guesses and you’re way off the mark. The answer is… our purpose built, state … Continue reading

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Final stint of Haute Route 2015…

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My left ankle was so swollen and painful I could only pedal with one foot up the 1 mile to the 18:00 daily briefing in Bormio. Decided to see the doctor for emergency help. I’m not sure what he gave … Continue reading

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Haute Route 2015…

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Registration for the race opened last Sunday next to lake Geneva on a beautiful day with clear blue skies and 30 degrees. We were all issued with our official kit and goody bags and told how tough the week was … Continue reading

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They’re at it again, the Leeds 10K that is…

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Following their success in 2014, 3 of the original 5 elite runners from Dakin-Flathers opted to run ASDA Foundations Leeds 10K 2015. Due to injury, 2 runners had to leave the group but John Armstrong, Chris Brown (not the infamous … Continue reading

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