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[Reserved for Michael] Hand-forged Folding Mushroom Knife. Laminated wrought iron & steel blade & Box Elder Burl handle.

[Reserved for Michael] Hand-forged Folding Mushroom Knife. Laminated wrought iron & steel blade & Box Elder Burl handle.

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Hand-forged folding mushroom knife with laminated wrought iron & steel blade and a Box Elder Burl handle.

Blade Material:  Fire-welded 400 year-old wrought iron with a 1084 carbon steel core/cutting edge
Handle Material: Stabilized Box Elder Burl
Blade Length:  67mm
Tang Style: Scrolled folding tang
Blade Spine Thickness: 3mm
Handle Length: 100mm
Total knife length:  170mm

This knife is a UK legal folding mushroom/foraging knife that is inspired by Anglo-Saxon and Viking age folding knives found at various archaeological sites around Europe, with a hand-carved box elder burl handle.

This blade is 400 year old wrought iron reclaimed from a Tudor building, with a fire welded cutting edge of 1084 carbon steel sandwiched between the two layers of iron.  The thumb-tab has been scrolled into a serpentine pattern.

The hawksbill shape blade is ideal for slicing through stems when harvesting food and ingredients in the wild.


All my knives are forged by hand using traditional bladesmithing methods at Willslock Forge in Staffordshire, England. Each knife has been forged from high carbon steel. I usually use either 1080, 01 or 1095, and sometimes antique historical steels such as crucible steel or shear steel.

I usually forge as close to finish as possible, creating the knife shape and setting the bevels on the anvil. For all of my historical work, my aim is to make my knives with minimal use of power tools, and I take a lot of inspiration from historical knifemaking and smithing techniques.

The handles are all carved by hand and made from locally sourced wood, bone and antler - I avoid using any plastics, resins or synthetic materials.  Wherever I can, I try to repurpose salvaged and upcycled materials in order to create beautiful new knives and tools.  I usually leave a brut de forge, or forge finish, on most of my blades because I like that the hammer marks tell the story of the knife's creation on the anvil, and the forge finish differentiates the knife from all the mass-produced, factory made knives out there.


Shipping & Returns

All bladed items will be send with Royal Mail 48hr Delivery with Age Verification.

International orders will be sent with UPS.


Care Instructions

In order to keep your blade in top working condition make sure to wipe & dry after use and occasionally apply mineral oil to protect the steel/iron. The wood and leather can

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  • Age Verification (18+ ONLY)

    As per the UK Offensive Weapons Act 2019 all knife purchases must be age verified before the item can be dispatched. Photo ID is required to confirm that the customer is above 18 years of age. All bladed items will also be sent with Royal Mail Age Verified Service.

  • Return Policy

    If your items are damaged or faulty upon receipt you must notify me within seven days so I can arrange a repair or replacement.

    You have the right to return faulty items for a full refund, including postage, within a seven day period.

    Notification of return of item(s) must be made by phone or email within seven days of receipt of the item(s).

    All items must be returned in an unused condition, well packaged and sent using an insured trackable postage method with a copy of the relevant receipt.

    Return postage will not be refunded if the goods are
    not faulty.

    If the item is damaged or has been used I reserve the right to make a charge for the damage or repair.