Handmade Bushcraft Knives

Bushcraft is a term made popular by the likes of Ray Mears, Lofty Wiseman, Lars Falt and Bear Grills. Most of them have all had handmade bushcraft knives designed for or by them. The most famous of all is the Woodlore. This is Ray Mears bushcraft knife and was brought to life by UK knife maker Alan Wood. It is probably the most copied bushcraft knife in the world, with many people making exact replicas of this knife.

My handmade bushcraft knife, 'The Bushcrafter' pays homage to The Woodlore but has subtle differences, mainly in the handle shape. I design my handmade bushcraft knives based upon my experience as a bushcraft instructor.

The Bushcrafter is not a stock item, due to the custom nature of each personalised piece. If you are ready to invest in a custom bushcraft knife made to your specifications, that will last many lifetimes please contact me to discuss your options.

Reasons to choose the Bushcraft Knife

This knife is highly customisable, and can be built to your requirements.  When customising your knife you can be as elaborate or as simple as you like.  Either way your knife will excel at the tasks it has specially been designed to be used for.

Your Bushcrafter is crafted with a scandi (Scandinavian) grind. A scandi grind is a short flat grind on each side that terminates at the cutting edge. It does not have a secondary bevel. This type of grind is perfect for woodworking and carving as you can use that flat edge to guide your cut. It is a robust edge and is good for battening through smaller sections of wood, and then being used to make feather sticks. Pair this with a custom fire steel and you have a ready to go fire lighting kit on your belt.

 

The standard model comes with an O1 carbon tool steel, however, it can also be made in other steels, including AEB-L stainless steel at your request. The handle materials are only limited by your imagination. From the standard woods and micarta to stabilised cholla cactus set in bright resin. There are bushcrafter knives out there with all different handle materials. If you have an idea, discuss it with me as chances are I can make it happen.

 

I can also taper the tang of these knives, which not only allows for an excellent balance of the knife in hand, it is aesthetically pleasing to the eye.

 

Your knife will come with either a veg-tanned leather belt sheath or a Kydex sheath (or both) and a padded presentation case.

Prices start from £230 and I can ship anywhere in the world.

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Specs

  • An overall length of just under 9” and a cutting edge of 4"

  • O1 or 80crv2 tool steel, or AEB-L stainless steel as standard, but other steels on request

  • Tapered tang offered as an option

  • Various handle options include, but are not limited to stabilised woods, G10, Micarta, c-tek and Juma

  • Why not add a fire steel in the same material as your handle choice

  • Leather or Kydex belt sheath options

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