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[RESERVED FOR JON] Hand-forged Slipjoint / UK Legal Folding Knife / 15N20 Blade with Spalted Beech Burl handle

[RESERVED FOR JON] Hand-forged Slipjoint / UK Legal Folding Knife / 15N20 Blade with Spalted Beech Burl handle

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Hand-forged Slipjoint / UK Legal Folding Knife / 15N20 Blade with Spalted Beech Burl handle

Blade Material: 15N20 Carbon Steel
Handle Material: Stainless Steel Liners with Spalted Beech Burl scales
Mechanism: Slipjoint with forced notch mechanism - non-locking backspring
Blade Length:  70mm (80mm with ricasso)
Blade Thickness at spine: 2.5mm
Handle Length: 105mm
Total knife length: 175mm


This knife is a UK legal slipjoint knife. I wanted to combine the traditional style of Sheffield pocketknives with some of the aspects of historical Viking folding knives.

This particular blade is a traditional slipjoint, hand-forged from 15N20 Carbon Steel.  It has been hardened and tempered to between 55-58 HRC. A diferential temper gives the spine more flex and toughness with the edge remaining harder. The scandi grind is ideal for bushcraft & woodwork as well as daily tasks such as food prep. 15N20 has excellent edge retention and is easy to sharpen in the field. Part of the spine on this blade has been hammered to carefully create a ridge to grab in order to open the blade instead of a nail nick.

The handle is carefully handcrafted using stainless steel liners and beautiful Spalted Beech Burl scales. The scales are mechanically attached with pins, as well as epoxy. The pins are all made from stainless steel and are domed/peined by hand. The backspring is very strong and has a forced notch mechanism for extra safety - this means that there is a lot of resistance against the blade closing during use, but it is still easy to open the blade and there is no sudden spring shut when you close it. The spring is flush in both positions along the spine.

The knife is accompanied by a hand-sewn leather pocket slip with a hand-forged pocket clip allowing you to attach the sheath to either the inside of your pocket or to your belt. The leather has been sealed and waterproofed with a mixture of linseed oil and beeswax from our own apiaries.

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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.


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

International orders will be sent with UPS.

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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.