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Detailed structure and explanatory notes

ISIC Rev.4 code 2593


  • Section: C - Manufacturing
  • Division: 25 - Manufacture of fabricated metal products, except machinery and equipment
  • Group: 259 - Manufacture of other fabricated metal products; metalworking service activities
  • Class: 2593 - Manufacture of cutlery, hand tools and general hardware

Explanatory note

This class includes:
- manufacture of domestic cutlery such as knives, forks, spoons etc.
- manufacture of other articles of cutlery:
· cleavers and choppers
· razors and razor blades
· scissors and hair clippers
- manufacture of knives and cutting blades for machines or for mechanical appliances
- manufacture of hand tools such as pliers, screwdrivers etc.
- manufacture of non-power-driven agricultural hand tools
- manufacture of saws and saw blades, including circular saw blades and chainsaw blades
- manufacture of interchangeable tools for hand tools, whether or not power-operated, or for machine tools: drills, punches, milling cutters etc.
- manufacture of press tools
- manufacture of blacksmiths' tools: forges, anvils etc.
- manufacture of moulding boxes and moulds (except ingot moulds)
- manufacture of vices, clamps
- manufacture of padlocks, locks, keys, hinges and the like, hardware for buildings, furniture, vehicles etc.
- manufacture of cutlasses, swords, bayonets etc.

This class excludes:
- manufacture of hollowware (pots, kettles etc.), dinnerware (bowls, platters etc.) or flatware (plates, saucers etc.), see 2599
- manufacture of power-driven hand tools, see 2818
- manufacture of ingot moulds, see 2823
- manufacture of cutlery of precious metal, see 3211

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