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Hand-forged Slipjoint / Heavy Duty Folding Knife / O1 Tool Steel blade with English Yew Burl Scales / UK Legal Pocketknife

Hand-forged Slipjoint / Heavy Duty Folding Knife / O1 Tool Steel blade with English Yew Burl Scales / UK Legal Pocketknife

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Hand-forged Slipjoint / Heavy Duty Folding Knife / O1 Tool Steel blade with English Yew Burl Scales / UK Legal Pocketknife 

Blade Material: O1 Tool Steel
Handle Material: Stainless Steel Liners, English Yew Burl scales
Mechanism: Forced Notch slipjoint - non-locking backspring
Blade Length:  75mm
Blade Thickness at spine: 2.5mm
Handle Length: 110mm
Total knife length: 185mm

This knife is a hand-forged 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 slipjoint has a 'forced notch' style mechanism, meaning that it has a very solid 'snap' and requires more force to close - making it considerably safer in use.

This knife has a scandi ground blade, forged from O1 Tool Steel. The handle is handmade from steel liners with English Yew burl sccales. The pins are all made from stainless steel and hand-riveted to assemble the knife.

The knife is accompanied by a handmade leather pocket slip allowing you to attach the knife to a lanyard for belt or neck carry. The leather has been sealed and waterproofed with a mixture of linseed oil and beeswax from our own apiaries.


All my knives are forged by hand using traditional blacksmithing 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 forge as close to finish as possible, creating the knife shape and setting the bevels on the anvil.

My aim is to make my knives with minimal use of power tools, and I take a lot of inspiration from historical knives and smithing techniques. After the initial forging, I use files to shape the bevels. Once the blade is about 80% sharpened, it goes back into the forge for the heat treatment, where it is hardened and tempered to give the steel maximum strength and durability.  The blades are then cleaned, given their final sharpen using whetstones, hand sanded and polished up.

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.