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.
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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.
FOR SALE $380.00 USD £285.00 GBP
A lighter 3mm 01 steel bushcraft knife. (free worldwide postage)
This knife is great for wood carving and any bushcraft task.
The blade is carbon steel, hardened to 59 Rockwell with a scandi grind
The blade is 4 1/4 inches long and the handle is 4 1/2.
The handle is made with laminated Oak with dark green G10 liners, also with brass fittings.
The sheath is thick leather and also handmade for a perfect fit .
With skilful use, care and sharpening these knives easily last a lifetime.
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FOR SALE $380.00 USD
I can make a different sheath for this knife if needed.
This knife has turned out exceptionally well, it is handmade and unique for that reason.
It is a woodlore type bushcraft knife made with 4mm 01 carbon steel and hardened to 59 Rockwell with a scandi grind.
The handle is made with London plane and there are brass fittings, there is also a grey G10 liner.
The blade is 4 inches long and the handle is 4 1/2.
The thick leather sheath is hand sewn and I have used the Dragon scale stamp, I finished it with an antiquing stain to highlight the pattern.
With correct use and care it will last well over a lifetime.
FOR SALE $525.00 USD £400.00 GBP
I see many knives in the movies that inspire me from vikings to Lord of the rings.
The only thing that troubles me is that buying one means that you get the looks but not the function,
in fact the vast majority are only good to look at and not fit for use at all.
With this knife I have used RWL34, considered one of the toughest and best steels in the world.
I deep etched an Elvish inspired pattern in the blade and. gave it some 'age'
This blade is super sharp and easy to keep that way, I use a ceramic rod and a strop.
The blade is 5 3/4 inches long and the handle is 4 3/4 and made with a tough thermoplastic material.
There are black and yellow liners with silver mosaic pins.
Heat and water will not affect this knife. (within reason)
The sheath is also entirely hand made with some Dragon scale pattern and color that seems to match the spirit of the knife.