My leather work is all hand created. I have wrestled in the past with doing some of it on a machine, especially when I first started and my fingers were sore. Now with fingers like leather themselves I'm glad I persevered because I'm proud of each item I create.
I have been wandering around the wilderness since I was a child. I found the love of solitude and closeness to nature grew as I did and I found a deep yearning for outdoor life and work. I have always carried a knife and as I became more experienced I found I wanted to have one which I had made and designed, which fitted my needs as an outdoorsman. I made and tested many knife designs until I settled on the traditional bushcraft shape I make today. This doesn't mean I don't continue to change and add new ideas, as I use my knives constantly I find small changes I can make that will make handling and using them a pleasure. I also think they should last a lifetime and look good; I have just inherited a knife I made for my father over 10 years ago and it's still a beautiful knife that I can still get a razor sharp edge on. I want everyone who buys one of my knives to get the same pleasure and satisfaction from using them as I do.
Handmade Bush craft Knives and Leather Work
My first love was bushcraft and I am out using and developing my knives weekly. I firmly believe that my knives are the better for it after all I know first hand what works, what doesn't and what I want to change.
A Bushcraft knife of the highest standards. It is made with 4mm 01 carbon steel with a scandi grind. There is a file pattern cut in to the spine and it has deep red and black fiber liners. The handle is stabilised English Yew and there are brass Loveless bolts and lanyard tube. Epoxy resin is also used to secure the scales to the knife.
The blade is 4 1/4 inches long with a 4 3/4 inch handle.
The sheath is also hand made with thick leather and I have given it a woodland theme.
A S Harding Knives
Custom made Knives