Come and see me and my wares in the flesh in 2020!


As you would expect, everything has been cancelled!  :-(

Hopefully TORM will still happen though


November 16th-17th ish
TORM





Welcome to my website!  Here you will find a sample of the things that I make and the courses which I run. I make an ever increasing range of tools for the collector and craftsman alike, all from my Woodland Workshop in rural Devon.

All of the tools and knives that I sell  are made entirely by me using a mixture of modern and traditional techniques.  I only use virgin tool steel of known grades for the steel parts of my tools and the woods I use in the handles are almost entirely grown in the Southwest (much of it in my own woodland!). 

My courses cover a wide range of subjects including knife making, bow making, greenwood work, leatherwork and various specialist archaeologically orientated subjects. I can teach one-to-one tool/knife making in my workshop or groups of up to 6 using my Ancient Forges school in the woods

Everything happens within a 10 acre woodland in the heart of Devon. My main workshop is off the National Grid and is totally powered using renewable energy. My primary power source is the sun, via a relatively small array of PV panels and a bank of batteries. I have a Lister generator as a back-up for those times when the sun doesn’t shine, this can be run on bio-diesel or vegetable oil. 

If you have a design for a knife, no matter how vague, please get in touch with me because I am sure that between us we can create something both beautiful and functional. Likewise if you are interested in a course not listed, please just ask.

N.B. I'm in the process of overhauling the website. As I recreate a page it is being replaced in this format. Any links will take you to the old style of page if it's not been messed about with yet. Don't worry, nothing I make or offer will be lost and hopefully there shouldn't be any broken links this way either! If you spot a problem, then please let me know (technology and I don't often see eye to eye, but I will win in the end!)

This page was last updated on: June 19, 2020
Almost two decades of Fine Handmade Tools! 

At the end of 2003 I quit the world of employment and started making Tools and Knives Full Time!
Knives and axes that are currently in stock
course details
course details
Historical tools and bits
Blades, handle materials and tools for knife making
A small glimpse of my working world
A small glimpse of my working world