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Knives for sale... Updated 3rd June 2014

I just sent out an advance mailing of new sgian dubhs and a dagger. If you didn't get it, or you'd like to sign up for the mailing - or are an existing subscriber who'd like to update their address - there's a sign-up form here.

(As well as last week's update, I've uploaded the new knives still available to Flickr - click for quick-loading high quality photos. My friend Rick also has a brand new knifemaking site, check it out here.)


Copper & Antler Sgian Achlais ~ £325 Order Now

Sgian Achlais, copper and antler handmade sgian dubh

A sgian achlais (traditionally for armpit carry). Ebony handle, with copper mounts and red-deer antler pommel. Four inch blade of CS70 steel, with hamon temper-line and fuller. Eight and a quarter inches overall. Hand-sewn, tooled and burnished leather pouch sheath in Scandinavian style.

Pair of Elm-handled Working Sgians ~ £225 each, £450 pair Order Now

Elm Working Sgian Dubh

Brass-pinned, hand-carved elm handles, steel mounts. Three and five-eighths inch blades of 1095 steel. 7.5 inches overall, matching knotwork-tooled black cowhide sheaths (cross-stitched to lie flat).

Elm Sgian Dubh in handmade knotwork sheath

Bodice Dagger ~ £295 Order Now

Bodice Dagger for sale now

Olive-wood, ebony and bone handle. Five and three-quarter inch double-edged blade of 1095, with double hamon. Ten inches overall. Flat-backed pouch sheath of burgundy cowhide, with removable frog of supple sueded goatskin

Bodice Dagger in Frog Sheath


Reversible Sgian Dubh ~ £175 Order Now

Antler and Ebony Sgian Dubh

Slim handle of carved ebony one-side and antler the other, with myrtle pommel. 4” blade of 1080 steel, satin finished with hamon. 7.5 inches overall, with tooled cowhide sheath for the sock.

'Boot' Sgian - £475 Order Now

'Boot'-style Sgian Dubh

Fully-carved, full-tang ebony handle with stainless steel pins. Three and a half inch double-edged blade of 1095, with double ricasso and hamon. (7.25 inches overall.) Goatskin-covered copper and leather sheath, with sterling silver sculpted mouth.

Sheathed Boot Sgian, sterling silver mounted


Damascus & Thuya Sub-Hilt - £375 Order Now

Damascus and Thuya Burl Sub-Hilt Knife
Seven and a half inches overall. Three and a half inch blade of 1095/15N20 Damascus steel. Four inch handle of Thuya Burl and ebony, with copper fittings. Welted chestnut pouch sheath of sculpted veg-tanned cowhide, riveted belt-loop.

Baltic War Knife - £475 Order Now

Baltic War Knife
Seventeen inches overall. Eleven and a half inch blade of 1095 steel, clay-tempered with temper line. Six inch handle of carved bird’s eye sycamore. 240 grit satin finish, deep ferric etch, oxides rubbed out with 800 grit, gives a french grey look. (Can be maintained with steel wool, holds oil better than a finer finish, and plenty smooth enough to cut.) Extra-long Scandinavian-style handsewn sculpted pouch sheath of vegetable tanned tooling cowhide, with woven-in belt loop.


Wakimono - £750 SOLD

15" blade, with 8" handle. Blade is 1086M, clay hardened, hand forged copper habaki, brass seppas, wrought iron tsuba, brass fuchi and kashira, walnut handle core with rawhide overwrap, oar shaped walnut scabbard with rawhide wrap. Email for details.

Myrtle Handled Hunter - £175 Buy Now

Myrtle Handled Hunter
Ten inches overall, five inch carbon steel blade, myrtle handle with copper pins. More...

Duan Jian ~ £750

Duan Jian

Sixteen inch, double-edged blade of 1095 high carbon steel, clay quenched for hard edges and a springy spine. The blade has been polished, antiqued and etched to bring out the beautiful double hamon. Handle is carved walnut with a reconstituted malachite spacer, and a copper pommel plate, with hidden pins and pommel nut, secured with epoxy. The scabbard is carved walnut with reconstituted malachite inlays. There is a carved belt-loop, inlayed and glued to the back, and bound in place with fine cord. Email for more images and purchase details.

Duan Jian Style Short-Sword

'Sam Bell' Dirk - £425 Buy Now

Sam Bell Dirk

Ten and three quarter inches overall, carved Swedish carbon steel blade. Sycamore handle, with engraved copper mounts and steel fittings, tooled cowhide sheath. More images...

Bird & Trout Knife - £220 Buy Now

Bird & Trout Knife
Four and a half inch blade of CS70 Swedish steel, full-tang Sycamore handle with a Wenge bolster. Comes with a hand-sewn, Scandianavian-style pouch sheath. More images...
Day Sporran

Day Sporran £75. Order Now

Blue-black cowhide, lined with coffee-coloured suede, laced/tasselled with silk and waxed thread. Hand-tooled and resist-dyed original knotwork patterns front and back. Brass popper and hanging loops. Suede interior pocket and removable money-pouch. Would also work as a belt-bag.

No Longer Available...

Carved Antler Sgian Dubh - £195 SOLD

Carved Antler Sgian Dubh
More details here


Celtic Horseman's Knife ~ SOLD
Celtic Horseman's Knife
Four and a half inch blade of 1/8th inch wide 1095 steel, clay hardened in oil, with a dark etch. Sculpted copper blade collar and copper pin, carved sycamore handle. Nine and a quarter inches overall. Hand-tooled (spiral pattern) and sewn welted pouch sheath, riveted belt-loop.


Merovingian Seax - SOLD

Merovingian Seax

Reproduction of a 7th century Continental seax, based primarily on the Nijmegen seax. Laminated steel blade, etched to show pattern. Yew handle, traditional suspension-style sheath with relief sculpted knot. More....

Japanese Kwaiken - SOLD

Japanese Kwaiken
Nine inches overall. Sycamore sheath, Thuya Burl and Ebony handle. Heat finished copper habaki, hamon on 1095 steel blade. More images...

Integral Tanto - SOLD

Integral Tanto for Sale
Thirteen and a half inches overall. The handle is a tanned ray-skin same over an integral steel core, overlaid with a wrap of khaki-green parachute cord, finished with several 'turks head' knots. The blade is seven and a half inch nagasa, shobu zukuri in 1086 steel, water quenched. It is double-edged, and the hamon lies close to the grind-line top and bottom. More images...

Curlicue Pocket Knife - SOLD

Forged Curlicue Pocket Knife for Sale
Three inch blade of heat-golden steel with hamon temper-line. Unique open-work handle of brass, heat-blued forged steel and ebony, file-worked on the spine. Hand-tooled, sculpted leather sheath. More...


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