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Design & Manufacture of Precision Test Equipment

Sharpness & Durability assessment of knives, utility blades, scalpels, razors & more…

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Commercial & Domestic Knife Sharpeners

Proven to be the ultimate knife sharpeners for sharper, longer lasting edges

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Metallurgical & Failure Analysis

Compliance and fitness for purpose testing of cookware, garden tools, household goods, surgical instruments & implants

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Cutlery & Allied Trades Research Association


Metallurgical Analysis & Engineering Solutions

CATRA is the world’s leading authority on the testing of cutlery and knives for manufacturers, retailers and consumers, having made significant contributions to the development of the ISO Standards for manufacturing and testing of those items.

From our research in knife edge design and manufacturing techniques, we have also developed a range of sharpeners for the commercial and domestic markets, which are quick and easy to use and produce blade edges that are often sharper and more durable than the day of purchase!

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