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: July 18, 2017
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
Dave Budd in the shops

On occasion I sell my wares through other shops, both online and in the highstreet. The knives and tools shown below are ONLY available at these other outlets. If you would like to buy something you see below, please follow te link to the appropriate store and buy through them. In many cases I don't have the knives in my hands, so I don't know straight away what has been sold already. 

Please support these other shops and spread the joy :-)
Wood & Rush   Craft shop in Chaford on Dartmoor. Willow baskets, rush seats, turned wood and other crafty goodness. (I can fetch these if you can't get to the shop)
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
Spotty Eddy  £250  

Blade Length……. 6 1/2"
Overall Length….. 11 1/2"
Blade thickness.....3mm fully tapering down to tip
Blade……CS80&75ni8, pattern welded steel
Handle…………..English Blackthorn

The blade has a core of 400+ layers giving a subtle pattern when looked into, whilst the outside clad is a disturbed twist of more coarse layers.

'Serpent Oak'   £300

Blade Length…….4 1/2"
Overall Length…...9 1/4"
Blade…120 layers of 15n20 & cs80
Handle…………..English Oak burl
Sheath……….Brown leather

General purpose knife with class
  Camp Axe  £

Edge Length…….”
Head Length……..”
Weight…………….g
Overall Length…..”
Blade………………EN9 spring steel
Handle…………..Ash
Sheath…………….brown leather

Good general purpose large hatchet.

'Shadow File'   £90

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.
'Double Star'   £280

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!  
Patterned Yew £190

Blade Length……. 6 1/2"
Overall Length….. 11"
Blade thickness.....4.5mm fully tapering down to tip
Blade……CS80&75ni8, pattern welded steel
Handle…………..English Yew

General purpose chefs knife with a bold pattern​

'Gorse'   £160

Blade Length…….4"
Overall Length…...8 1/2"
Blade…... EN42J high carbon steel
Handle…………..English Gorse
Sheath……….Brown leather

General purpose outdoors knife made alongside a student in the workshop. You don't find many knives with Gorse on the handle!
Black Cherry Twist  £150  

Blade Length……. 4"
Overall Length….. 8"
Blade thickness.....3mm fully tapering down to tip
Blade……EN42J&15n20, pattern welded steel
Handle…………..English Cherry, baked.

Blade of 120 layers, twisted tight and a handle of baked cherry wood.
Black Elm Paring £100

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

Thin paring knife with a baked elm wood handle

Dark Oak slicer £140

Blade Length……. 7"
Overall Length….. 11 1/2"
Blade thickness.....2.5mm fully tapering down to tip
Blade……52100 bearing steel
Handle…………..English Oak

Thin chefs knife with a baked oak wood handle

Elm Twisted Paring £150

Blade Length……. 2 1/2"
Overall Length….. 5 1/2"
Blade thickness.....3mm fully tapering down to tip
Blade……en42j&15n20 pattern welded steel
Handle…………..English elm

nice little paring knife with a baked elm handle and 120 layers of steel twisted up

'Ringleader'   £200

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 :-)  )
'Hollow'   £190

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.
Yew Chef £150

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

Oak Chef £150

Blade Length……. 8 1/2"
Overall Length….. 13 1/2"
Blade thickness.....5mm fully tapering down to tip
Blade……O1 high carbon tool steel
Handle…………..English Oak

Heavy mid-large chefs knife
Cherry Chef £150

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

Fugly   Was £90     NOW £50

Blade Length……. 3"
Overall Length….. 6 1/2"
Blade thickness.....3mm fully tapering down to tip
Blade……O1 high carbon tool steel
Handle…………..English cherry (lightly baked)

Made as a paring knife, would also work as a light duty camping knife. No sheath, the price is because I would rather sell it than strip the handle off and make a prettier one! 

'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.
'Twisted Yew'   £250

Blade Length…….4"
Overall Length…...9"
Blade…... 90 layers 15n20 & EN42J high carbon steels
Handle…………..English yew
Sheath……….Brown leather

General purpose outdoors knife. The blade was made during one of my damascus courses and the handle material from just outside Exeter.
'Olive Ash'   £110

Blade Length…….4 1/2"
Overall Length…...9 1/2"
Blade…... EN45 spring Steel
Handle…………..English Ash
Sheath……….Brown leather

General purpose outdoors knife. Made during one of my group courses, using only hand tools and techniques that have changed little in 2000 years. Not quite as good as I can do in the workshop, but certainly a hard working knife!
'nekid'   £50

Blade Length…….2 1/2"
Overall Length…...5 1/2"
Blade…... O1 high carbon Steel
Handle…………..hot formed steel
Sheath……….Brown leather

simple neck or pack knife. The finger notch has been forged to a flair for comfort, but it is much more comfy in the right hand than the left.