Knives

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Knife nr 1: This is a Kukri style hunting knife made from 5mm Random pattern Damascus steel with double blood grooves and hollow ground blade. The handle was made from Mammoth ivory and Indian Buffalo horn with mosaic pins. Copper insert between scales. The fittings made from Aircraft aluminium with lanyard hole. POR.

Knife nr. 2: Below is one of my favourite creations. Designed to be the ultimate Africa allrounder survival knife. Cryogenically tempered to achieve 63 Rockwell on the edge. You will be able to cut your steak and chop firewood as well. Made from 5.5mm Gross Rosen Damascus steel with hollow ground blade. Damascus steel and brass bolsters. The handle is made from a massive 14 inch warthog tooth with mosaic pins. I hunted this trophy warthog myself in 1989 when I was in the army in South Africa. POR.IMG_2636IMG_2635

 

Knife nr. 3 : Below. I call this knife the assagai knife for obvious reasons. It is razor sharp and quite heavy. The blade is made from 5mm random pattern Damascus steel. Hollow ground blade with through and through blood groove. A bit of a flight of fantasy this knife. The handle is made from solid mammoth ivory with mosaic pins. No expenses spared. The bolsters is a combination of Damascus steel and aluminium.

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Genuine snake skin inlay with leather holster.
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Hand crafted filework on both edges of handle.

img_2631.jpgimg_2632.jpgKnife nr. 4: Above. This is a little knife I made for my son. I used W1 steel for blade. Blood groove but not sharpened as he is only 5. I used a combination of Cape buffalo horn and Hippo tooth that I sourced from a Taxidermy friend of mine in South Africa. Brass bolster with mosaic pins. POR. Holster genuine leather.

Knife nr. 5 Below: This knife has got an interesting origin. I found this knife blank already tempered in a friends toolbox. He discarded it 10 years before because of a slight warp in the blade. It was clunking away in a tool box for a decade and still looked like new. I was very impressed with the absolute hardness and shape of the blade so still decided to give it life. I just polished the blade and sharpened it. I made the handle of Cape buffalo horn and used aircraft aluminium to carve the head of a warthog at the back of the handle. There was a slight flaw in the horn so decided to use some stag horn as an inlay on the handle. I call this knife ” Dark side of the moon”img_2641.jpgimg_2643.jpgKnife nr.6 Below: Another favourite knife. This is a Sgian-dubh made from 4mm Heimscrigla Damasteel. Dagger profile ground and filed by hand. Handle made from Mammoth ivory and Cape buffalo horn. Fancy file work on either side of handle. The holster is special. Carved out of a solid piece of Indian buffalo horn and completed in leather. PORimg_2672.jpgimg_2673.jpgKnife nr. 7 Below : This another flight of fantasy knife. I call it the Crocodile knife for obvious reasons. The back of the handle is made up of a massive genuine crocodile tooth that I picked from the skull of a crocodile that I found while hunting along the Olifants river in South Africa. The rest of the handle made up of Indian buffalo horn with accentuated finger grips. The guard is carved crocodiles out of Aluminium. The blade is random pattern Damascus steel. POR.

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Genuine crocodile skin sheath.

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Filework on spine of handle

Knife nr. 8 below : A Fancy little skinner made of Damasteel from Sweden. File works and ivory handles. Ferrule ground in by hand. Lanyard instead of sheath.

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Brass bolster and buffalo horn inlay into ivory.

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Knife nr. 9 below: This is a utility /hunting/ skinning knife made from Swedish Damasteel. Handle is Warthog tooth and buffalo horn on fancy guard.img_2661.jpg

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Black leather and ostrich skin sheath.

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Knife nr. 10 below: The Claw. I found inspiration for this weapon when I saw Logan in Xmen. I made it from and old hoeing tool that I bought from an antique shop in Devon. It was also cryogenically tempered so definitely the real thing. The bolsters is Damascus steel and brass combination with mosaic pins. The handle is solid ebony. This item is not for sale.IMG_2681.JPG

Knife nr 11 below: Another interesting knife. My inspiration was Crocodile Dundee when he said to the mugger. ‘ That is not a knife, THIS is a knife!!’ I always loved Bowie knives and knew that they are allowed to be oversized. I recycled and old Elwell 2nd world war butchers cleaver from 1942. It is more for looks than function. African lead wood ( sinks in water) for the handle and brass curve bolsters. POR.

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Full grain leather sheath, feathered.
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Size of Bowie compared to a bread knife!!

Knife nr. 12 below: My first knife I made in the UK about 10 years ago. I reclaimed an old hoe and heat treated it myself in my fire pit and quenched it in old motor oil. The handle is stag horn with brass  guard. A bit primitive but still pleasing to the eye and a very handy little skinner. Razor sharp. Tapered tang. Fatter to the back not thinner gives the knife very good balance and finger guards very comfortable.img_2677.jpg

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Black leather hugging sheath

Knife nr 12. Below: This is a project that I stumbled on by chance. When Wilkinson Sword closed they had various stages of the Dartmoor knife available for sale for a fraction of the price of a complete knife. I bought a fully worked and tempered blank but without the manufacturers mark. I made 2  of these knives. One I gave to any old friend in SA and this one I kept. It is for sale but you must make an offer please. The handle is Lignum Vitae from Brazil. One of the densest woods in the world. The pins are 6mm bolts so this knife is sturdy and can be used to chop down trees. The back bolster is Aluminium to stop the handle slipping from your hand when you use it as an axe. I modified the original sheath to accommodate my take on the knife. The Ultimate survival knife.

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The one I kept.

img_2609.jpgKnife nr 13 below: Last but not least is a throwing knife I made from WI steel with carbon fibre handles and multiple pins. I have been unable to get it over my heart to actually throw it incase I damage it. The bolsters are made of Damascus steel.fullsizeoutput_221.jpeg

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