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Nicholson

In the early 1800s, and for centuries prior, the file was an essential sharpening tool in every shop, farm and household. But this seemingly simple tool was deceptively difficult to make. Special steel with specific carbon content had to be precisely shaped, annealed ground, chiselled and hardened to achieve acceptable sharpness and durability. The only way to accomplish this was to produce files by hand, with master craftsmen closely guarding their secret techniques.

But in 1864, William T. Nicholson changed history: He designed and patented the equipment to successfully manufacture machine-made files.

Crescent Nicholson® became the first successful manufacturer of machine-made files. Today, they are the most recognised brand of file in the world. Over the years, the Nicholson product line has increased in scope and size, and now includes files, rasps and handsaws, all manufactured to uncompromising standards of quality.

  • Extra Slim Taper Saw File 100mm (4in)
    Original price £4.24 - Original price £4.24
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    Extra Slim Taper Saw File 100mm (4in)

    Crescent Nicholson®

    A single ended triangular saw file, single cut. For dovetail sharpening and other fine toothed sawsSize 100mm (4in)Side 3.1/6inTanged

    Original price £4.24 - Original price £4.24
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  • Warding Smooth Cut File 150mm (6in)
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    Original price £13.22 - Original price £13.22
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    Warding Smooth Cut File 150mm (6in)

    Crescent Nicholson®

    Crescent Nicholson® Warding Smooth Cut File for locksmithing work in wards or notches of keys and for reaching into narrow places. Double cut on si...

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  • Warding Smooth Cut File 100mm (4in)
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    Original price £11.42 - Original price £11.42
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    Warding Smooth Cut File 100mm (4in)

    Crescent Nicholson®

    Crescent Nicholson® Warding Smooth Cut File for locksmithing work in wards or notches of keys and for reaching into narrow places. Double cut on si...

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  • Half-Round Bastard Wood Rasp 300mm (12in)
    Original price £16.13 - Original price £16.13
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    Half-Round Bastard Wood Rasp 300mm (12in)

    Crescent Nicholson®

    Half-Round rasp for use on wood or soft materials.Coarse bastard teeth with single cut edges.Length 300mm (12in) Tanged

    Original price £16.13 - Original price £16.13
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  • Three-Square Smooth Cut File 150mm (6in)
    Original price £7.48 - Original price £7.48
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    Three-Square Smooth Cut File 150mm (6in)

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    The Crescent Nicholson® Three-Square Smooth Cut File is for filing internal acute angles and cleaning out square corners. Double cutting teeth with...

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  • Three-Square Second Cut File 250mm (10in)
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    Original price £12.57 - Original price £12.57
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    Three-Square Second Cut File 250mm (10in)

    Crescent Nicholson®

    The Crescent Nicholson® Three-Square Second Cut Files are for filing internal acute angles and cleaning out square corners. Double cutting teeth wi...

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    Original price £12.57 - Original price £12.57
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  • Slim Taper Saw File 150mm (6in)
    Original price £4.83 - Original price £4.83
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    Slim Taper Saw File 150mm (6in)

    Crescent Nicholson®

    A single ended triangular saw file, single cut. For general saw sharpening and for sharpening dovetail and other fine toothed saws.Size 150mm (6in...

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  • Slim Taper Saw File 113mm (4.1/2in)
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    Original price £6.13 - Original price £6.13
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    Slim Taper Saw File 113mm (4.1/2in)

    Crescent Nicholson®

    A single ended triangular saw file, single cut. For general saw sharpening and for sharpening dovetail and other fine toothed saws.Size 115mm (4.1...

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  • Slim Taper Saw File 100mm (4in)
    Original price £4.24 - Original price £4.24
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    Slim Taper Saw File 100mm (4in)

    Crescent Nicholson®

    A single ended triangular saw file, single cut. For general saw sharpening and for sharpening dovetail and other fine toothed saws.Size 100mm (4i...

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  • Taper Saw File 200mm (8in)
    Original price £8.16 - Original price £8.16
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    Taper Saw File 200mm (8in)

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    For filing all types of handsaws with 60° angle teeth.Straight set edges for filing gullets between saw teeth.Single Cut.Size 200mm (8in)Side 19/...

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  • Taper Saw File 150mm (6in)
    Original price £5.42 - Original price £5.42
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    Taper Saw File 150mm (6in)

    Crescent Nicholson®

    For filing all types of handsaws with 60° angle teeth.Straight set edges for filing gullets between saw teeth.Single Cut. Size 150mm (6in)Side 15/...

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  • Taper Saw File 100mm (4in)
    Original price £4.07 - Original price £4.07
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    Taper Saw File 100mm (4in)

    Crescent Nicholson®

    For filing all types of handsaws with 60° angle teeth.Straight set edges for filing gullets between saw teeth.Single cut.Tanged Size 100mm (4in)Si...

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    Original price £4.07 - Original price £4.07
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  • Horse Rasp Tanged Half File 350mm (14in)
    Original price £43.64 - Original price £43.64
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    Horse Rasp Tanged Half File 350mm (14in)

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    A rectangular shaped rasp, single cut on the edges with rasp teeth on one side and file teeth on the other.Ideal for hot rasping. Length excluding...

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    Original price £43.64 - Original price £43.64
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  • Extra Slim Taper Saw File 150mm (6in)
    Original price £4.83 - Original price £4.83
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    Extra Slim Taper Saw File 150mm (6in)

    Crescent Nicholson®

    A single ended triangular saw file, single cut. For dovetail sharpening and other fine toothed sawsSize 150mm (6in) Side 9/32inTanged

    Original price £4.83 - Original price £4.83
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  • Square Smooth Cut File 200mm (8in)
    Original price £8.18 - Original price £8.18
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    Square Smooth Cut File 200mm (8in)

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    For filing slots, keyways and surface filing. Slightly tapered towards point.Double cut teeth.Size 200mm (8in)Cut square smooth Tanged.

    Original price £8.18 - Original price £8.18
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  • Square Smooth Cut File 150mm (6in)
    Original price £6.98 - Original price £6.98
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    Square Smooth Cut File 150mm (6in)

    Crescent Nicholson®

    For filing slots, keyways and surface filing. Slightly tapered towards point.Double cut teeth.Size 150mm (6in)Cut square smooth Tanged.

    Original price £6.98 - Original price £6.98
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  • Square Smooth Cut File 100mm (4in)
    Original price £5.93 - Original price £5.93
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    Square Smooth Cut File 100mm (4in)

    Crescent Nicholson®

    For filing slots, keyways and surface filing. Slightly tapered towards point.Double cut teeth.Size 100mm (4in)Cut square smooth Tanged.

    Original price £5.93 - Original price £5.93
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  • Square Smooth Cut File 250mm (10in)
    Original price £9.88 - Original price £9.88
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    Square Smooth Cut File 250mm (10in)

    Crescent Nicholson®

    For filing slots, keyways and surface filing. Slightly tapered towards point.Double cut teeth.Size 250mm (10in)Cut square smooth Tanged.

    Original price £9.88 - Original price £9.88
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  • Square Second Cut File 150mm (6in)
    Original price £6.38 - Original price £6.38
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    Square Second Cut File 150mm (6in)

    Crescent Nicholson®

    For filing slots, keyways and surface filing.Slightly tapered towards point. Double cut teeth.~Size 150mm (6in)Cut square second Tanged.

    Original price £6.38 - Original price £6.38
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  • Square Bastard Cut File 200mm (8in)
    Original price £6.53 - Original price £6.53
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    Square Bastard Cut File 200mm (8in)

    Crescent Nicholson®

    For filing slots, keyways and surface filing. Slightly tapered towards point. Double cut teeth. Smooth Cut: approx. 62 teeth per 25mm (Fine).Secon...

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    Original price £6.53 - Original price £6.53
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  • Square Bastard Cut File 150mm (6in)
    Original price £5.77 - Original price £5.77
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    Square Bastard Cut File 150mm (6in)

    Crescent Nicholson®

    For filing slots, keyways and surface filing. Slightly tapered towards point. Double cut teeth. Smooth Cut: approx. 62 teeth per 25mm (Fine).Secon...

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    Original price £5.77 - Original price £5.77
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  • Round Smooth Cut File 250mm (10in)
    Original price £7.88 - Original price £7.88
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    Round Smooth Cut File 250mm (10in)

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    For filing circular openings or concave surfaces, slightly tapered towards point.Size 250mm (10in)Cut round smooth Single CutTanged.

    Original price £7.88 - Original price £7.88
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  • Round Second Cut File 200mm (8in)
    Original price £5.60 - Original price £5.60
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    Round Second Cut File 200mm (8in)

    Crescent Nicholson®

    For filing circular openings or concave surfaces, slightly tapered towards point.Size 200mm (8in)Cut round second Single CutTanged.

    Original price £5.60 - Original price £5.60
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  • Round Second Cut File 150mm (6in)
    Original price £8.00 - Original price £8.00
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    Round Second Cut File 150mm (6in)

    Crescent Nicholson®

    For filing circular openings or concave surfaces, slightly tapered towards point.Size 150mm (6in)Cut round second Single CutTanged.

    Original price £8.00 - Original price £8.00
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