A S Harding Knives
Custom made Knives
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.
Hand made this is a bushcraft knife made with 01 tool steel hardened to 59 Rockwell with a Scandi grind.
The handle is English Oak with red fiber liners and brass Loveless bolts and a brass lanyard tube.
The sheath is also hand made, fitted for the knife with thick veg tanned leather.
To keep it as natural as possible the handle has been dried to 0% moisture and then oiled.
With correct use and care this is a working tool that will last beyond a lifetime.
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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This is a Bushcraft knife made with a Brazilian Mahogany handle that has a light feel to it.
It is made with 4mm 01 steel that has been hardened to 59 Rockwell and has a scandi grind. The blade is 11cm long and the handle is 11.5 cm, there are brass Loveless bolts and lanyard tube. There are brick red fiber liners too.
The sheath is also hand made with thick leather and it has two bands on it to give extra security . these sheaths don't loosen over time but hug the knife making it impossible for it to fall out. This knife is built for service in bushcraft and will last a lifetime if treated properly.
Handmade Bush craft Knives and Leather Work
UK customers can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
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.