A small selection of tools
This page was last updated on: November 24, 2020
Ready to go blades. just add handles
Knife Making
High carbon tool and spring steels
Wood, fabric laminates, odd stuff
A small selection of tools
Leather, needles and thread
As well as running some of the finest courses in knifemaking that you will find, I can also offer you some bits to get you going on your own! The steel, wood, leather, and all other materials are the same as I use in my knives. I often have a selection of blades made and ready for you to fit your own handles to, but should I not have the right one for you then get in touch and I can make something to your design.

EN11 spring steel, 3mm, £50
52100 bearing steel, 6mm thick, £50
52100 bearing steel, 5mm thick, £50
52100 bearing steel, 4mm thick, tapered tang, £55
52100 bearing steel, 6mm thick, £60
EN42J carbon steel, 5mm thick, £55
EN42J carbon steel, 3mm thick , tapered tang, £50
EN42J high carbon steel, 4mm thick, £40
O1 tool steel, 5mm thick. £45
O1 toolsteel, 3mm thick, £45
O1 toolsteel, 5mm thick, £45
O1 toolsteel, 6mm thick, £50
O1 toolsteel, 6mm thick, £55
EN11 Spring steel, 5mm thick, £65
80CrV2 tool steel, 6mm thick, £65
80CrV2 Tool Steel, 5mm thick, £65
Mono Steel Blades


All of my blades are forged from medium or high carbon spring and tool steels, heat treated and sharpened ready for you to fit handles to. Each blade is unique, so the pictures you see are the actual blades that I have available at the moment, please don't assume that they are standard patterns! 

Full tang blades all have tapered tangs and the stick tangs are rectangular in section |(except where the blades are ground and polished, where they are the same profile as the blade).

Click on each picture for a closer look at the blade with details about materials, dimensions and prices.

When ordering a blade, please quote the number written on the tang.
4.5mm thick, £160
4mm thick, £70
5mm thick, £160
500 layers, 4mm thick, £110
3mm thick, £90
6mm thick, £160
7mm thick, £190
4.5mm thick.  £95
5mm thick, £195
4.5mm thick, £100
4mm, £95
4.5mm thick, £100
4.5mm, £100
3.5mm, £110
6mm thick, £160
5.5mm thick, £100
6mm, £160
'Simple' Laminated blades Blades



These are a simple 2 metal laminate. In some cases it is a cutting edge, butt welded to a wrought iron body and in other cases it is a 3 layer laminate (often referred to these days by it's Japanese name 'San Mai', though the technique has been ubiquitous to the whole world since the Iron Age). 

Mostly these laminates have bodies or cladding of wrought iron for a bit of interest and visual texture, but being soft it will hold the hard edge together and prevent the blade from snapping (which is the primary reason for it still being used in sub-zero climates, when mono steel blades can become brittle). This soft surface can be carved, engraved, inlayed and overlaid by you for extra bling! I do, very occasionally also clad in stainless steel.

Each blade is unique and clicking on the individual pictures will show you a better view along with dimensions and prices
Knife Making Steel


These are some of the same steels that I use in my own knives and other tools. As I use many of these steels in a lot of different sizes, if you can't find the size that you are looking for then it might be worth dropping me an email. 

Please note that only the O1 is ground flat, everything else comes from my own stocks. That means it is in mill black bar stock, with rounded edges, mill scale and not precision ground. If you're forging it, then why pay the extra for surface grinding?! ;-)


O1 Tool Steel

EN45 Silicon Manganese Spring Steel

EN9 Spring Steel 

Handle Materials


I only use native hardwoods for my tool and knife handles. 
Knives and axes that are currently in stock
course details
course details
Historical tools and bits
Blades, handle materials and tools for knife making
A small glimpse of my working world
A small glimpse of my working world
Pattern Welded Blades


Pattern welded or Damascus blades are made by taking two or more different steels and laminating them together using pressure and heat (I get it hot and hit it hard!). It doesn't make them any stronger or function better, but it does make them pretty :-)

The steels used are all good knife steels but are chosen primarily for their good contrast. Other blades here are made from several bars of different patterns, but separate edges of good steel are added to ensure that they perform to their best.

Each blade is unique and clicking on the individual pictures will show you a better view along with dimensions and prices
Wrought Iron back butt welded to EN42 high carbon edge, 5mm thick, £75
Wrought Iron back butt welded to EN42 high carbon edge, 5mm thick, £75
Wrought Iron back, butt welded to EN42 high carbon steel edge, 3mm thick, £65
Wrought iron back butt welded to EN42 high carbon steel, 4mm thick,  £75