Ring knife

Blade Length…….6”
Overall Length…..11”
Blade……O1 ground and satin finished
Handle…………..Intergral
Furniture………...Ring carved onto terminal
Sheath…………….N/A

Based on Roman examples, this is a fine kitchen knife
This page was last updated on: November 27, 2018
Each of the knives I make is unique, and while I do make a few standard patterns, generally I prefer not to reproduce designs. Here you see the actual knives that I have completed and are ready to be purchased. If you have a design of your own that you would like me to make (even if its just a vague idea!), then let me know and I will see what i can do  ;-)

In addition to these I sell a few knives through other outlets, for these please see the bottom of this page

I write a small certificate out for each knife I make, detailing the materials used and proof that I made it. If you would like me to print a copy out and send it with your knife, then please let me know.
Some knives and axes that are reduced to clear!
A selection of previous work
Some knives and axes that are reduced to clear!
knives and other tools aimed specifically at Bushcrafters
shiny things
  £85          (UK legal)

Blade Length……. around  2”
Overall Length….. around 5"
Blade……Pattern welded steel, cs70 and 15n20
Handle…………..Brass
Furniture………...Stainless steel pivot pin

the close up pictures are of those currently available. Each knife is a one off as always!
a group os penknives ready to go. Please look at individual images to see details. Each one is unique and when gone they are gone!
each one is an individual, I rarely make two the same! Please take a look at the close up pictures to see which are likely to still be available
  £50         (UK legal)

Blade Length……. around  2”
Overall Length….. around 5"
Blade……O1 tool steel, satin finished
Handle…………..Brass
Furniture………...Stainless steel pivot pin

the close up pictures are of those currently available. Each knife is a one off as always!
Knives for the kitchen
  Camp hatchet £150

Edge Length…….2 3/4”
Head Length……..5 1/4”
Weight…………….544g
Overall Length…..13 1/2”
Blade………………EN9 spring steel
Handle…………..Ash
Sheath…………….brown leather

General purpose hatchet made during one of my group courses using hand tools and traditional techniques only.

'Shadow File'   Was £90  NOW £60

Blade Length…….3 1/2"
Overall Length…...6"
Blade…Vallorbe Swiss file
Handle…………..Steel, with beads
Sheath……….Black leather

General purpose neck or pocket knife with a bold hamon.  Nothing wrong with it, I'm just tired of looking at it
'Double Star'   Was £280  NOW £220

Blade Length…….3"
Overall Length…...7"
Blade…... CS80 & 15n20, double star pattern
Handle…………..English Laburnum 
Sheath……….Black leather

skean dhu, sgian dubh, or sweet little knife to stick in your sock, call it what you will! Nothing wrong with it, I'm just tired of looking at it  
Heavy Cleaver £190

Blade Length……. 6 1/2"
Overall Length….. 12 3/4"
Blade thickness.....9mm thick at the spine
Blade……O1 high carbon tool steel
Handle…………..English Oak, steel ferrule

Heavy duty cleaver to make light work of bones and the like in the kitchen, weighing in at 570g

'Ringleader'   Was £210   NOW  £150

Blade Length…….5 1/2"
Overall Length…...10 3/4"
Blade…... EN42J high carbon steel
Handle…………..English Cherry
Sheath……….Brown leather

General purpose outdoors knife with a polished blade and ring and dot decoration. If nobody buys this soon, I may go over the decoration with a hot iron to bring them out more (if you want it that way first, then just say so :-)  )

A few rust spots have appeared on the blade
'Hollow'   Was £220      NOW  £150

Blade Length…….4 3/4"
Overall Length…...9 1/2"
Blade…... EN42J high carbon steel
Handle…………..English oak
Sheath……….Brown leather

General purpose outdoors knife. This knife has a fully hollow ground blade making it a very keen slicer.

Nothing wrong with it, aside from a couple of small rust spots near the tip.
Yew Chef £160

Blade Length……. 8"
Overall Length….. 13"
Blade thickness.....5mm fully tapering down to tip
Blade……O1 high carbon tool steel
Handle…………..English Yew

Heavy weight mid-large chefs knife

Cherry Chef £160

Blade Length……. 8"
Overall Length….. 13"
Blade thickness.....5mm fully tapering down to tip
Blade……O1 high carbon tool steel
Handle…………..English Cherry

Heavy weight mid-large chefs knife

'Oakburl Nessy'   £190

Blade Length…….6"
Overall Length…...11"
Blade…... BS1407 high carbon steel
Handle…………..English Oak
Sheath……….Brown leather

General purpose outdoors knife with a stabilised piece of oak from my woods. The sheath is more brown than the picture suggests
'Aged Ash'   £160

Blade Length…….4 1/2"
Overall Length…...9 3/4"
Blade…... CS80CrV2 high carbon steel
Handle…………..English ash
Sheath……….Brown leather

General purpose outdoors knife. the handle colouring is part of an experiment with potassium permanganate colouring.
'Bold Stripes'   £280

Blade Length…….4 1/2"
Overall Length…...9 1/4"
Blade…30 layers of 15n20 and EN42J high carbon steels
Handle…………..Slightly spalted hawthorn
Sheath……….Brown leather

General purpose outdoors knife with a bold patterned blade. The handle is a much warmer mix of pinkish buff and cream than my poor photos here show.
'Holly Pocket'   £160

Blade Length…….3"
Overall Length…...6 3/4"
Blade…52100 Bearing Steel
Handle…………..Holly
Sheath……….Brown leather

Small general purpose knife with a finely figured holly handle
'Ancient'   £280

Blade Length…….2 7/8"
Overall Length…...7"
Blade…...shear steel and iron
Handle…………..Antler and cow horn
Sheath……….Black leather


Burnt  Paring £85

Blade Length……. 2 3/4"
Overall Length….. 6 1/4"
Blade thickness.....2.5mm fully tapering down to tip
Blade……52100 bearing steel
Handle…………..Burnt English Ash

Thin paring knife with a handle of ash that has been burnt to give a great texture

Roman Cleaver £110

Blade Length……. 9 1/2"    (4 1/2" wide)
Overall Length…..14 1/2"
Blade thickness.....3mm thick at the spine
Blade……EN42J high carbon tool steel
Handle…………..Forged steel

Based on Roman examples, but with similar blades from the Middle Ages. This knife could be sen as a cleaver, large veg knife or a great mincing blade.

 Fishtail hatchet £190

Edge Length…….3 1/8”
Head Length……..6 1/4”
Weight…………….720g
Overall Length…..15 1/2”
Blade………………EN9 spring steel
Handle…………..Ash
Sheath…………….Brown leather

General purpose hatchet.

'Lesley'   Was £210   NOW  £180

Blade Length…….7"
Overall Length…...12 1/4"
Blade…... EN42J high carbon steel
Handle…………..Ironwood, tapered tang
Sheath……….Brown leather

General purpose outdoors knife. Made alongside a student in the workshop.  
Price reduction due to a small amount of rust on the tang/blade spine.
'Timbers'   Was £190   NOW  £120

Blade Length…….4 1/2"
Overall Length…...9"
Blade…... high carbon steel
Handle…………..English Cherry and Beech
Sheath……….Black leather

General purpose outdoors knife. I made ths a few years ago and it has been sat in a craft shop waiting to be loved. As the shop is now closed,  have it back here on open offer.

Some dye transfer onto the handle from the sheath, but nothing much.
'Stock removal'   £220

Blade Length…….5"
Overall Length…...9"
Blade…... O1 high carbon steel
Handle…………..English Hawthorn(stabilised)
Sheath……….Oxblood leather 

General purpose outdoors knife. Made alongside a student who wanted to learn how to make a knife by the stock removal method (grinding); weird!
Speckles £150

Blade Length……. 5 3/4"
Overall Length….. 10 1/2"
Blade thickness.....4mm fully tapering down to tip
Blade……52100 bearing steel
Handle…………..English Cherry

The blade has been treated to reveal the selectively hardened nature of the steel, in a cloudy satin finish.

'IA Birch'   £110

Blade Length…….4 1/2"
Overall Length…...10"
Blade…EN45 Steel
Handle…………..English Birch
Sheath……….Brown leather

General purpose outdoor knife made during one of my group courses. That means only hand tools and traditional heat treating methods were used in the making, so while not as good as my workshop-me knives it is still a very good knife! The birch has darkened to a creamy butter colour since the picture was taken
Pizza Wheel £85

Blade Length……. 5" diameter
Overall Length….. 10"
Blade thickness.....3mm fully tapering down to edge
Blade……EN42J spring steel
Handle…………..English oak

Yep, it's a big pizza cutter! The blade has been heat treated so if you wanted to it could be sharpened to cut pizza even better on a wooden board, or for mincing herbs, meat, etc. The disc isn't 100% flat, so has a little more character.

These two are still available (Nov2018). Top one is red deer antler, 2 1/2" blade, 6 3/4" open. Bottom is cow leg bone, 2 1/2" blde, 6 1/2" open. Either one is £120
  Historical Folding Knives        (UK legal)

Blade Length……. 2”-3"
Overall Length….. around 5"
Blade……EN42J tool steel, satin finished
Handle…………..various
Furniture………...Steel or brass pivot pin

the close up pictures are of those currently available. Each knife is a one off as always!

These knives are made for the living history market, but are certainly modern quality edges. The main difference is that the blade is tapered at the pivot point, so the actin is less smooth and solid than a modern version made from a flat (parallel) bar.
 Medieval Hatchet £220

Edge Length…….4 1/4”
Head Length……..6”
Weight…………….976g
Overall Length…..16 1/2”
Blade………………EN42 high carbon edgesteel
Handle…………..Ash
Sheath…………….English Elm

General purpose hatchet based on various medieval examples. Would also make a fine carving or camp axe in any time period. EN42J edge firewelded into a mildsteel body. .

 Large Carving Axe £250

Edge Length…….6 1/2”
Head Length……..6 1/2”
Weight…………….1200g
Overall Length…..16 1/2”
Blade………………EN9 spring steel
Handle…………..Ash
Sheath…………….brown leather

Large carving axe
Medieval Side Axe £250

Edge Length…….5”
Head Length……..7 1/2”
Weight…………….1400g
Overall Length…..14 1/2”
Blade………………EN9 spring steel
Handle…………..Ash
Sheath…………….Birch wood

Heavy side axe. Right hand bevel and the edge is inline with the handle.