Knife Gallery
Model and No.:…..Red Spot (0260)
 Blade Length…….4”
Overall Length…...8 ¼”
Blade………EN45 spring steel, forged finished
Handle…………..English yew
Furniture...Brass and red resin pins, decorative filework
 Sheath…………….Brown leather semi-dangler
Model and No.:…..Slim Jim (0270)
Blade Length…….4”
Overall Length…...8 ¾”
Blade………BS1407 high carbon steel, forged finish
Handle…………..English Oak
Furniture………...Brass pins
 Sheath…………….Brown leather, semi dangler
Model and No... Red Palm (0263)
Blade Length…3 ¼”
Overall Length...7”
Blade…EN45 spring steel. Forged finished
Handle..Black Palm with red resin inlay
Furniture...Brass pins
 Sheath….Brown leather
Date of Completion… October 2008
Model and No.. Frazer (0264)
Blade Length....4”
Overall Length...7 1/2”
Blade…EN45 spring steel. Forged finished
Handle...English Yew
Furniture...Brass and red resin pins, decorative fileworked tang
 Sheath…Brown leather
Model and No.:…..BS&S (0282)
 Blade Length…….4”
Overall Length…...8”
Blade………BS1407 high carbon steel, forged finished
Handle…………..English ash and cherry woods
Furniture...Brass and leather spacers
 Sheath…………….Brown leather 

 made as part of an articel in Bushcraft & Survival Skills magazine
Model and No.:…..Spalting  (0317)
Blade Length…….4”
Overall Length…...8 ½”
Blade………EN45 spring steel, forged finished
Handle…………..Spalted birch and leather
Furniture………...none
 Sheath…………….Brown leather 
Date of Completion… October 2009
Model and No.:….. Chocolate Friend (0325)
Blade Length…….3 ¼”
Overall Length…...7 ¼”
Blade………BS1407 high carbon steel, forged finished
Handle…………..Handmade felt micarta. 
Furniture………...Brass pins
 Sheath…………….Black Leather
Model and No.:….. Nutty (0379)
Blade Length……. 3 ½”
Overall Length…...8”
Blade………EN45 Spring steel, forged finished 
Handle…………..Walnut

general purpose knife made alongside a student in the workshop
Brassed off (0418)
Blade Length…….4”
Overall Length…...8 ½”
Blade……EN42J, high carbon steel, forged finisheed
Handle…………..Forged steel with brass stitches
Furniture………...copper accents
 Sheath…………….Black leather
The body of the blade is old wrought iron, but it has an edge of swiss file welded to it (this would be a 2 bar welded piece, rather than a laminated blade such as in san mai). The handle is blackened oak
'Hornbeam Nessy' 

Blade Length……4”
Overall Length…...9”
Blade………BS1407 high carbon steel, forged finish
Handle…………..English Hornbeam
Furniture………...Turquoise filled brass pins
Sheath…………….Brown leather, semi dangler
Based on examples from the Iron Age right through the Middle Ages. Blade of O1 toolsteel, handle of Boxwood with ring and dot decoration; sheath of hot waxed leather
UK street legal carry.
Utility Knives

Knives with a blade between 3" and 7" in length. Mostly I make forged finished knives as I believe this to be the most durable and sensible surface finish for a working knife; it also shows every one of my last hammer blows and is a reflection of my skill as a bladeSMITH.
a fusion of ultra modern and old-world techniques and materials
Model and No.:….. Spectre (0381)
Blade Length…….3 ¾”
Overall Length…...8 ¼”
Blade………BS1407 High Carbon Steel
Handle…..Spalted Beech
Furniture………...Glow in the dark Tritium inserts x2
 Sheath…….Black Leather

General purpose knife with visible hamon and ghostly green glow (from the trit) on the blade
13 layers of 15n20 and 1085 all twisted up into a sweet little neck knife. Held into the sheath by rare earth magnets
Made for the 2012 Belgium knife show.  A blade of BS1407 high carbon steel with a subtle but lovely hamon. Boxwood and horn handle
Humbugs  A range of knives that have a small number of layers of pattern welded steel, in this case 9. They are forged to shape at right angles to the layers, to allow the steels to flow with the shape of the blade
7" blade of a multibar pattern weld. The pattern is made by taking 10 layers of two different steels, twisted tight. Halfaretwisted anti clockwise and half clockwise. The two bars are cut in half, giving 4 pieces of twisted metal. A fifth piece of good tool steel  is then firewelded to the ...
stack. The resulting bar now has all 5 bars laid together, this is then forged into a knife blade. After heat treating two thirds of it are ground away to reveal the deisred pattern! After that, a yew handle has been fitted and finished
'Desert Star' 
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Blade Length…….3 ½”
Overall Length…..8”
Blade……15n20 & 01, Star pattern damascus
Handle…………..Desert Ironwood
Furniture………...Brass pins
Sheath…………….Brown leather, semi dangler
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Posh Knives

Just because I prefer a forged finish, that doesn't mean that I can't grind and polish a blade! Some of the knives below could be fitted into the Utility or the Large catagories, but they are here because they have finely finished and etched blades, damascus blades or are somehow more ostentatious than they need to be to do the job.

Any damasus (properly known as 'pattern welded steel' or mokume that I use is made by me in the fiery forge.
Model and No.:…..Saxen’s Sword (0271)
Blade Length…….10”
Overall Length…...15”
Blade………EN45 carbon steel, forged finished 
Handle…………..Desert Ironwood and Buckeye Burl
Furniture……...Mosaic pins and red/white/red liners
 Sheath...Tooled Brown Leather, bound with copper wire
Model and No.:…..Jim’s Big Bowie (0122)
Blade Length…….12”
Overall Length…...17 ¼”
Blade……………EN42 High Carbon Steel
Handle…………..Turquoise, cow horn and ebony
Furniture………...Steel guard, bolster and pins
Sheath…………….Black leather chest sheath
Date of Completion…January 2006
Model and No.:…..Mighty Chopper(0283)
Blade Length…….11 ¾”
Overall Length…...17 ¾”
Blade………EN45 spring steel, forged finished
Handle…………..Olive Ash
Furniture………...Brass tubular pins
 Sheath…………….Black Leather on D ring
Date of Completion… May 2009
Model and No.:…..Wide Boy (0310)
Blade Length…….11 ½”
Overall Length…...17”
Blade………EN47 carbon spring steel, forged finish
Handle…………..English Ash
Furniture………...Steel ferrule and pin
 Sheath…………….Brown Leather
Date of Completion… September 2009
Model and No.:….. Parang-U-Like (0361)
Blade Length…….9 ¼”
Overall Length…...15”
Blade………EN47 carbon steel blade, forged finish
Handle…………..English Cherry wood
Furniture………...Steel Ferrule
 Sheath…………….Brown leather
Model and No.:….. Parang (0377)
Blade Length…….14”
Overall Length…...19”
Blade………80CrV2 high carbon steel, forged finished
Handle…………..English Spalted Beech
Furniture………...Steel Ferrule

a great bushwhacking and bushcraft tool based on the Parang
Model and No.:….. Kukri (0422)
Blade Length…….13”
Overall Length…...18 ½”
Blade……EN42J high carbon steel, forged finished
Handle……English Cherry and Oak, leather and copper spacers
Furniture………...Copper pommel and ferrule
 Sheath…………….Brown Leather
Model and No.:….. Yew Parang (0446)
Blade Length…….13 ½” (11 ½” cutting edge)
Overall Length…...19”
Blade….CS80CrV2 high carbon steel, forge finish
Handle………….. English Yew
Furniture………...Mosaic pins and brass lanyard
 Sheath…………….Brown leather, semi dangler
Model and No.:….. Jackson Parang (0491)
Blade Length…….13” (10 ½” cutting edge)
Overall Length…..18 ½”
Blade…CS80CrV2 high carbon steel, forged finished
Handle…………..English Oak
Furniture….Copper ferrule and green tritium inserts
 Sheath…………….Black leather
Large Knives

I prefer to use and therfore make small knives, but every now and then I have the urge (or a customer does) to make something really big! I've no interest in making swords, partly because they are not very useful in real life, but a large blade does have its place. To qualify in this catagory the knife must have a blade of over 8" (not big in America, but in the UK that is a large blade!).
Sumo (0420)
Blade Length…….9”
Overall Length…...14 ½”
Blade…CS80CrV2 high carbon steel, forged finished
Handle…………..Mahuhu wood

robust slicing knife for the kitchen
Model and No.:….. AsianZebra (0429)
Blade Length…….9 ½”
Overall Length…...14 ½”
Blade…CS80CrV2 high carbon steel, forged finished
Handle………….. Zebrano
a set of knives made for a reenactor. Should cover most periods from the iron age and later quite happily :-)
Model and No.:….. Jackson Ulu (0492)
Blade Length…….3 ½”
Overall Length…..4 ¾”
Blade…… O1 high carbon steel, forged finished
Handle…………..English Pear
Furniture….decorative filework on tang
Model and No.:….. Copper Camp Citchen (0493)
Blade Length…….6 ¾”
Overall Length…..11 ½”
Blade…CS80CrV2 high carbon steel, forged finished
Handle…………..English Oak, leather and copper
Furniture…….. Copper guard
Sheath…………….Brown leather with copper mouth
From the Iron Age Forge

All of these knives/tools have one thing in common: they were all made during weekend courses using my 'primitive' forges (the forges are based on those found during the Iron Age and the Roman/Saxon periods in the UK). The only tools used in the making of thse tools (blades, handles and sheathes) are hand tools that have direct relatives found archaeologically in this country as far back as the Iron Age.

So for those fans of 'Unplugged' or 'Neo Tribal' bladesmithing, these are perfect. All forged from spring steel and heat treated at the forge!  
Model and No.:. I/A Acacia (0262)
Blade Length…4”
Overall Length...8 ½”
Blade…EN45 spring steel. Forged finished
Handle...English False Acacia
 Sheath….Brown leather with thong belt loop

Made during the last Iron Age knifemaking course of 2008.
Kitchen Knives

These knives are some of those that I have made specifically for the house and home, well the kitchen anyway. I have come to prefer a forged finish for my own kitchen knives recently. This is because although they are still carbon steel and will rust, the forged surface resists corrosion and patination better than a polished surface. Also, the irregular surface texture prevents wet vegetables (such as potatoes) from sticking to the blade when slicing. 
Model and No.:…..Blue Paw (0274)
 Blade Length…….3”
Overall Length…...4 ½”
Blade………O1 carbon steel, filed finish
Handle…………..Blue Carbon Fibre
Furniture……...Brass pin and thong tube
 Sheath…………….Black pocket sheath
Model and No....Flower Bitty (0256)
 Blade Length....1 ¾”
Overall Length...4 ¾”
Blade…O1 with rainbow temper
Handle…..Bold pink/blue floral Micarta (of my own making)
Furniture…...Brass tubes and lanyard hole
 Sheath….Black Leather neck sheath
Date of Completion… September 2008
Model and No.:….. Picket (0383)
Blade Length…….1 ¾”
Overall Length…...7”
Blade………BS1407 high carbon steel forged finish
Handle…………..Antler tine 
Sheath... Brown leather neck sheath
Peardrop (0415)
Blade Length…….2”
Overall Length…...5 ¾”
Blade……BS1407 high carbon steel, forged finished
Handle…………..Dymondwood
Furniture………...NA
 Sheath…………….Black leather neck sheath
13 layers of 15n20 and cs70 all twisted up into a sweet little neck knife. Held into the sheath by rare earth magnets
Small Knives

Fixed blade knives that have blades less than 3" in length. Some are simple craft knives (known as Kiridashi after the Japanese), some are pocket sized 'natty' blades and some are full-on knives but in minature. For a bit of fun I like to make miniature knives (and other tools); they are the same materials as my full sized versions but none of them are over 3" in total length!
Folding Knives

Since all we can carry in public in the UK (without a good reason in the eyes of the law) is a folding knife that does not lock open and has less than 3" of cutting edge, that is the only sort of folder I make. I don't make many, but I shall be increasing that number over the coming months. 

The knives below are all legal to carry anywhere in the UK except around airports and schools (though there are exceptions to this). If you are in any doubt about the legal issues surrounding the purchase or carrying of knives then the key piece of legislation concerning Knife Law is here. The part you need to read is Section 139 of the Criminal Justice Act 1988. If you have any other questions then just ask!
a group of small folders made from sopper plumbing pipe and worn out chainsaw files
a small group of higonokami style knives. Some have damascus blades, others plain ground O1.
this is my own EDC. The blade is 90 layers od O1 and 15n20, the handle is mokume made from copper and brass.
some more simple higinokami style friction folders. All with pattern welded steel blades and brass handles
UK street legal carry.
Axes

OK, not exactly knives, but these axes are made to my normal 'knife grade' standard so are collectors items in their own right. I also make 'tool grade' axes, which are a little cheaper to buy on account of them being more rough and ready, but the quality is no different. 

Here is a selection of some of the axes that I have been making recently. 
Model and No.:….. BCUK Demo Axe (0335)
Edge Length…….85mm
Head Length…...155mm
Head weight/ Total weight…... 550g/700g
Handle Length…... 355m
Blade………1055M medium carbon steel
Handle…………..English Ash (from my woodland)
 Sheath……………. Brown leather mask
Model and No.:….. Walnut Shorty (0339)
Edge Length…….3 ¼”
Head Length…... 6”
Head weight/ Total weight…...550g (ish)/663g
Handle Length…... 8 ¾”
Blade…1055M spring steel, polished and acid patinated
Handle………..English Walnut
 Sheath….Brown leather mask
Fits in your pocket and packs a wallop!
Model and No.:….. Pauls Beard (0344)
Edge Length…….4”
Head Length…...6 ¼”
Head weight/ Total weight…...
Handle Length…... 13”
Blade………Ballpeen hammer (1055M)
Handle…………..English Ash
Lightweight, slightly bearded hatchet made alongside a student over a weekend.
500g head in a Hudson Bay style with an extra long handle of about 24"
Edge Length…….2 ¼”
Head Length……..5”
Weight…………….460g
Overall Length…..14 ½”
Blade…… EN42J edge, pattern welded head
Handle…………..English Ash, fire blackened
Sheath…………….Black leather

my first damascus axe and made without a power hammer :-(
made alongside a couple of students, this axe is a single piece of EN43 spring steel with an edge of around 5"
In 2013 I started to get into bearded axes!  Some with straighter Japanese style beards, others with a more Viking feel.
Fusion Knives

Although I specialise in making knives ina  traditional manner and prefer to use natural mterials for that truely ageless look, I also like to play with strange modern materials. The knives below are therefore the result of a strange fusion of traditional styles  with ultra modern and high-tech materials. These modern materials can be as commonplace as Kydex sheaths and my own micarta, or as modern as so-called 'smart materials' Smart materials include thermochromic laminates and pigments, polychromic nanoflakes, fibre optics and glow in the dark Tritium filled locators.

I've put a random selection of this type of knife here, most of them will also appear elsewhere on this page amongst other knives in the appropriate style. I've got a lot of interesting fusion knives in the works, it's just getting around to making them! If you have an idea for a good combo, please let me know
ground and polished O1 carbon steel blade with thermochromic laminate handle. Bascally, the handle changes colur when it gets warm!
polished O1 blade with a blue Carbon Fibre handle
just one example of my home made fabric laminate (like Micarta or Tufnol). The blade is forged finished and left black
Another fabric laminate, this time the forged finished blade is shiny with the temper colours left to see
Forged finished blade, local cherry wood handle and a radioactive tritium glow in the dark insert. The tritium is a feature of my whole Bushcraft Knife range
forged finished blade with a Dymondwood handle. Dymondwood 9like Pakkawood) is a kind of resin impregnated coloured plywood
I only use the best Swiss files and when they are worn out, I turn them into other things! Here you can also see my first attempts at kydex sheaths
This page was last updated on: September 22, 2014
As I have been making knives full time for over 10 years now, below is merely a selection of my previous work. Since every knife that I make is a unique piece, this is a sample of styles rather than a catalogue of models available. I can, however, make a knife based on a previous piece of course.

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