Hand-Forged Slipjoint Folding Knife with Chestnut Burr Handle / Traditional Pocket Knife / UK Legal

Hand-Forged Slipjoint Folding Knife with Chestnut Burr Handle / Traditional Pocket Knife / UK Legal

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Hand forged Slipjoint Folder with Chestnut Burr Handle / UK Legal Pocket Knife

This knife is a UK legal slipjoint folding knife that is inspired by traditonal French pocket knives.

The blade is hand forged from 1095 Carbon Steel with a high flat grind & brut de forge finish. It is then oil hardened and diferentially tempered to create a blade with a springier, tougher spine but harder cutting edge - approx. 58-60 HRC.

The handle is made from steel liners & bolsters with a tempered carbon steel backspring. The bolsters are attached with hidden pins and the Chestnut Burr scales are hand-riveted with stainless steel pins.

The knife has a strong backspring and a good 'snap' on open & close, but is still relatively easy and smooth to pull open with a pinch grip. It has a 90 degree half-stop for safety and the backspring is flush with the liners when both open & closed.

Blade & Backspring Material: 1095 Carbon Steel
Handle Material:  Chestnut Burr Scales, Stainless Steel Pins, Steel liners & bolsters
Blade Length:  72mm
Blade Thickness: 2mm
Handle Length: 110mm
Total knife length: 187mm


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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    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.