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[RESERVED FOR ERNEST] Hand-forged Viking friction folder / Scottish Roe Deer Antler Handle / Wrought Iron & Steel San Mai Blade / UK Legal Pocket Knife

[RESERVED FOR ERNEST] Hand-forged Viking friction folder / Scottish Roe Deer Antler Handle / Wrought Iron & Steel San Mai Blade / UK Legal Pocket Knife

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Hand-forged Viking friction folder / Scottish Roe Deer Antler Handle / Wrought Iron & Steel San Mai Blade / UK Legal Pocket Knife

Blade Material: 1095 carbon steel and 400 year old Tudor period wrought iron
Handle Material: Scottish Stag Antler
Blade Length:  74mm
Tang Style: Extended folding tang
Blade Thickness: 3.5mm
Handle Length: 110mm
Total knife length: 185mm


This knife is a UK legal folding knife that is inspired by Anglo-Saxon and Viking age folding knives found at various archaeological sites around Europe. This particular blade is a forged from 400 year old wrought iron with a fire-welded 1095 carbon steel cutting edge sandwiched between the wrought iron cladding. This was a common construction method for Viking age and early medieval knives. 

The flat grind and carbon steel cutting edge means that the blades takes and holds a razor sharp edge and can easily be resharpened. The softer wrought iron cladding outer layers add an extra degree of toughness and flex to the blade.

This knife has a handle made from hand-carved Scottish Roe Deer antler, a stainless steel pivot and handmade copper washers.

The knife is accompanied by a hand-sewn leather pocket slip with a punched eyelet 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.

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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.

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Shipping & Returns

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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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.