Bushcraft & utility
bushcraft and utility knives made by the members of Avalon forge craft
Westbrook forge craft
Commission work, fairbairn sykes inspired dagger. It's about half an inch longer in the blade than the originals, with a fuller and hollow ground up to a reinforced point, at the clients request. I used an offcut of steel from the gladius , also at the customers request. The grip is micarta. This thing feels absolutely lethal. #fairbairnsykes
I've changed up the design on my hunting knives to have a slightly more comfortable and versatile grip, the old design had a birds beak style handle, which I love the look of, but it means that you can only really hold it comfortably in a hammer grip. This one is in AEB-L steel with a cross cut tufnol handle, which I really like the look of, as well as being tough as nails. .
Here is one of my long term side projects finally finished. I did the majority of work on this folder during a quiet week in February. I have been fortunate, to be busy enough with commison work, that I only had a chance to finish it last week. I've finished 22 other knives since taking a break from working on custom orders last month,
Extra durable handle in the works. Sound on for details. I should have mentioned that the client specifically wanted a hidden tang, if the brief was just make a bombproof Parer with no caveats, I'd probably go full tang construction and G10 scales (dovetail bolsters front and back if your feeling fancy)
I'm super proud of it, it's a serious achievement for the point I was at in my career and its held up as well as could be asked considering the amount of work I've put it through. The new blade on the left is a prototype it will be my new EDC for a little while and then hopefully go into small batch production. It's based of the same Barlow pattern I drew three years ago, scaled up to a hair under the legal carry limit.
Here's a mosaic bird and trout in the same steel as the chef In my last post. I originally forged the chef as an integral but I wasn't happy with it so I cut off the blade and made the bolster into this. This is also my first take down, although I will likely glue it on final assembly because aligning the butt cap is pretty tricky
Just finished this "hand and a half" camp/forest axe. En8 body and 80crv2 cutting edge. Slightly larger than a regular bushcraft hatchet, but not a full size felling axe. Its got a great feel to it, and an elegant appearance. Get in touch if you need this axe in your life. It comes with a leather blade cover and is mounted on a hickory handle.
Pre-order a limited edition stainless sanmai belt knife to help us fund the purchase of a hydraulic press, I will only be offering these three designs for this one time pre order. For every 10 that sell one will be randomly upgraded to a Damascus core, if you would like to ensure yours is in Damascus that can also be arranged. The first 40 ordered will be delivered in time for Christmas. All knives come with leather sheaths with either left or right handed deep carry pocket clip
there have been quite a few new challenges for me, it's very satisfying to have the final result in hand. Specs: Overall length 190mm (7.5") Blade length 95mm (4") O1 steel 4mm (~3/16") at the thickest part of the spine. Integral guard and bolster Snakewood handle, with an heirloom fit. Can't find the scales right now or I'd post a weight too