Readymade Tools and all Toolmaking components for hunters, fishermen, bushcraft enthusiasts and collectors.

Readymade Tools and all Toolmaking components for hunters, fishermen, bushcraft enthusiasts and collectors.


All of OUR Tools are made from the very best Carbon, Damascus, Laminated, Semi Stainless or Stainless Steel. With handles or scales to compliment the style of the steel blank and hand sewn wet moulded sheaths that are purely to our patterns and designs. Costs range from £75-£800 for a complete item including sheath.

Our materials are sourced from sustainable areas of the world, such as the UK, America, Scandinavia, Africa and Australia. We use coloured Vulcanised Fibre, Acrylics, Brass, Nickel Silver, Moose, Woolly Mammoth, Reindeer Antler spacers and caps, with different types of bolsters that add extra style.

We have plenty of UK woods standing in planks as well as Micarta and Acrylics in sheet form, ready to be used, so handle sizes are not a problem.
Every tool and its components are gathered and matched at the time of making, together with an individually hand sewn and wet moulded vegetable tanned leather sheath. There will be some slight variation in the design and no two units will be quite the same.

COMPREHENSIVE RANGE
We are always coming up with new ideas and shapes using the very latest materials and techniques with over 140 tools in our collection.

BESPOKE MAKING SERVICE

This gives customers the opportunity to create their own tool and sheath in many ways, handles and blades may be swapped during the making process, you can also choose various dye colours and the option for left or right handed persons are available.
There is no mass production line, just dedicated craftsmen treating each tool and sheath as pieces of living and working art. For costs please contact us for a free estimate.

ORDERING
You can order tools, tool kits and all tool making parts and accessories from our online shop or call us to discuss your particular needs.

BUYING FROM US
Readymade tools, you can order any of our tools online, subject to your age and availability. If the tool you require is out-of-stock you can order it via email and we will make it, however payment is required as the making process begins.
Bespoke making service, please state your requirements, then upon the receipt of your order, we will first of all email/post you back a costing with any recommendations regarding your choice of blade, handle materials and sheath design with a final price. If this is acceptable payment must be made. When the tool is ready, pictures will be sent to you for your approval. If you are happy with the result, then it will be despatched via secure post.

Gift Vouchers are now available and range from £5 - £100 and can be purchased from our online shop.

HOW TO PAY
We can accept credit cards via the telephone, UK cheque's, Bank Transfers and PayPal.

KNIVES AND THE LAW
English Handmade Knives is bound by United Kingdom Law. It will be changed by the end of April 2018 and it will not be possible to send knives through the post to a home address. We only sell tools. See our website. http://www.english-handmade-knives.co.uk/BuyingFromUs.html
If there is any doubt as to your age and identity, your order will not be accepted.

For more information please contact Chris Matthews on 01797 369100
Email: chris@english-handmade-knives.co.uk


TOOL MAKING SUPPLIES
We can supply:

Blades: Hand forged and factory made using Stainless, Carbon, D2 (semi stainless), O1 Tool Grade, Laminated and Damascus steel
Tool making kits
Folding tool kits
Folding tool parts
Fire steels
Sharpeners
Leather and Kydex
Sheath making tools
Sheaths and pouches
Stabilised wood blocks and scales for knife handles
Spacers and liners
Polishes and waxes
Epoxy Resins, super glues and adhesives
Brass and Nickel Silver Bolsters, Endcaps and Mosaic pins
Bolts and Rivets
Lanyard tubing
Horn, Bone, Antler scales, strikers and handles

Best Selling Items

Black Bog Oak

TL-BBO

Black Bog Oak TL-BBO

15.00

Size 125mm x 40mm x 28mm.

Botanical name: Quercus robur

Origin: England

Dryness: Kiln dried
The picture shown is lighter than the stock. Inky black with a significantly higher density and hardness than ordinary oak, bog oak was created when prehistoric forests were submerged under water and silt in anaerobic conditions thousands of years ago. This stock has been carbon dated and is at least 3300 years old.

The black colour is a chemical reaction between the tannin in the oak and ferrous compounds in the water.

Bog oak is one of the most difficult woods to dry. A very large percentage of material is lost in the drying process and this largely explains the price.



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BladeBond Ultra

AOP-U

BladeBond Ultra AOP-U

18.00

A new Resin 4oz Kit from the USA.

BladeBond Ultra is an unadulterated high performance Polyamine based epoxy system designed to give superior results under extreme conditions. BladeBond Ultra exhibits outstanding permanence on a wide variety of surfaces including hard to bond substrates like oily woods and some thermoplastics. BladeBond Ultra will NEVER shrink and is formulated to retain flexibility under all environmental circumstances. Ultra is measured and mixed in a convenient 1:1 ratio by volume, and has a pot life of 45 min, at 70 degrees Fahrenheit. Usable cure is achieved in 12 hours, but can be force cured at 125 degrees in 2 hours.. When fully cured BladeBond Ultra can be machined, drilled and tapped, and is totally immune to, and unaffected by water, rot and most common solvents and chemicals.

We have tested this product in our workshop and it works especially well when bonding Woolly Mammoth Ivory to Damascus Fultang blades.

Any excess resin can be removed with Acetone before it cures.

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Medium Bleached White Water Buffalo Bone Spacers

HH-WB-BS

Medium Bleached White Water Buffalo Bone Spacers HH-WB-BS

0.75

Can be used to build up a knife handle with bone sections and other materials. This bleached bone polishes up to a fine gloss and is often mistaken for Ivory.

30mm diam x 2-4mm.

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Red Fibre 0.8mm

8002

Red Fibre 0.8mm 8002

3.50

Sizes vary approximately 210x 150mm.


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Red Fibre 1.5mm

8003

Red Fibre 1.5mm 8003

6.00

Sizes vary approximately 210x 150mm.


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Mosaic Pin 6mm-PS-M3

PS-6mm-PS-M3

Mosaic Pin 6mm-PS-M3 PS-6mm-PS-M3

12.00

6mm x 78mm. Difficult to photograh due to the size. This pin will turn any bolster or endcap into something special.


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Water Buffalo-Ox Horn White Variegated Spacers

HH-VOHS

Water Buffalo-Ox Horn White Variegated Spacers HH-VOHS

1.00

24mm diameter material with occasional darker flecking throughout. Nominally 6 - 7mm in thickness. These pieces polish beautifully and will enhance any joint / capped off section as they polish a little like opal stone.
Nominally 6 - 7mm thick. Also good for making interesting Bolsters..


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White Fibre 0.8mm

8071

White Fibre 0.8mm 8071

3.50

Sizes vary approximately 210x 150mm.

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African Blackwood

EHWL-AFRB-B

African Blackwood EHWL-AFRB-B

14.00

Botanical name: Dalbergia melanoxylon

Origin: East Africa

Other names: Grenadillo, Mpingo

A quite singular material deep black with lighter brown streeks with a hard fine almost metallic texture dense and heavy perfect for a classy knife handle or cut as scales This contrasts very well with Mosaic Pins and metal dividers.

Dimensions: 25 x 38 x 125mm.


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Red Polycarbonate 0.8mm A4

EB-Red0.8-A4

Red Polycarbonate 0.8mm A4 EB-Red0.8-A4

4.50

Just as good as fibre a very bright red. Needs sanding carefully do not let it get hot. Sizes vary approximately 210 x 297mm.


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Quilted Maple

TL-QM

Quilted Maple TL-QM

12.00

Dimensions: 29 x 38 x 122mm. Asolutely beautiful wood.

Quilted maple refers to a type of "figure" in maple wood. It is seen on the tangential plane (flat-sawn) and looks like a wavy "quilted" pattern, often similar to ripples on water. The quilted figure is only found in the Western Big Leaf species of maple. It is a distortion of the grain pattern itself. Prized for its beauty, it is used frequently in the manufacturing of knife handles and musical instruments, especially guitars. Quilted maple is an end grain figure that shows a circular pattern on flat sawn material. There are many terms that describe the shape and pattern of quilted maple. Aka watered, popcorn, tubular, sausage, bubble wrap, angle step.

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Brass Rod 4mm

NE-B-4mm

Brass Rod 4mm NE-B-4mm

2.50

Dimensions 4 x 100mm.


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New Products

Desert Ironwood Grade A Spacer

WT-DI-Sp

Desert Ironwood Grade A Spacer  WT-DI-Sp

10.00

Dimensions: 25 x 40 x 75mm

Good contrasting grain, a great block for creating a Neck Knife handle or used as spacers



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Desert Ironwood Grade A

WT-DI

Desert Ironwood Grade A  WT-DI

40.00

Dimensions: 25 x 36 x 130mm

Good contrasting grain, a great block for creating scales or a carved handle.



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Acrylic Solid Colour Red Scales

WT-SC03-SP-SC

Acrylic Solid Colour Red Scales WT-SC03-SP-SC

14.00

Dimensions: 10 x 40 x 125mm

Sod as a pair. Perfect for all fulatng tang handle applications, stick making and Vaping machines.
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Acrylic Solid Colour Red Block

WT-SC03-B

Acrylic Solid Colour Red Block WT-SC03-B

14.00

Dimensions: 25 x 40 x 125mm

Perfect for all Stik Tang handle applications, stick making and Vaping machines.
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Turkish Walnut Cross Grain Scales Set 2

VWI-WSc

Turkish Walnut Cross Grain Scales Set 2 VWI-WSc

16.00

Dimensions: 42 x 110 x 11mm sizes may vary slightly. What you see it what you will get.


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Turkish Walnut Cross Grain Scales Set 1

VWI-WSc

Turkish Walnut Cross Grain Scales Set 1 VWI-WSc

19.00

Dimensions: 41 x 125 x 10mm sizes may vary slightly. What you see it what you will get.


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Turkish Walnut Long Grain Scales Set 2

VWI-WSc

Turkish Walnut Long Grain Scales Set 2 VWI-WSc

19.00

Dimensions: 41 x 125 x 10mm sizes may vary slightly. What you see it what you will get.


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Turkish Walnut Long Grain Scales Set 1

VWI-WSc

Turkish Walnut Long Grain Scales Set 1 VWI-WSc

16.00

Dimensions: 52 x 110 x 10mm sizes may vary slightly. What you see it what you will get.


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Stabilised Alder Root Natural

EHK-FR

Stabilised Alder Root Natural EHK-FR

20.00

Dimensions: 40 x 20 x 118mm.


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Acrylic White and Black Ripple Scales

8654-Sc

Acrylic White and Black Ripple Scales 8654-Sc

19.00

Cut to order using blocks instock sacles will be 10mm and book matched

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Rams Horn Scales Black and Natural Streaks

7287

Rams Horn Scales Black and Natural Streaks   7287

28.00

Pressed flat Rams Horn and ready to apply to a Fultang Blade, when cut shaped and polished a light creamy green colour will emerge with streaks and lines from the natural curve of the horn.

These will need some sanding flat

Size 140x40x7 mm. Size may vary

Sold as pairs
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Jaaranen 90

5957-BX6

Jaaranen 90 5957-BX6

48.00

Blade length: 90-95 mm
Blade width: 23-25 mm
Blade thickness: 3 mm
Total: 220 mm
Steel: W.Nr 1.1750
Bolster: 3572, 3576

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Jaaranen 80 Skinner

5952-BX6

Jaaranen 80 Skinner 5952-BX6

52.00

Blade length: 82 mm
Blade width: 33 mm
Blade thickness: 3 mm
Total: 215 mm
Steel: Böhler 0.8 Carbonsteel
Bolster: 3581


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Jegermester Hunters Blade

5745-BX15

Jegermester Hunters Blade 5745-BX15

36.00

Dimensions:

Blade length: 137 mm
Blade width: 28 mm
Blade thickness: 3,2 mm
Total: 255 mm
Steel: Laminated Stainless
Bolster: 3572

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Brisa Farmer Carbon 80

5170-BX4

Brisa Farmer Carbon 80  5170-BX4

20.00

Dimensions and Specifications
Blade length: 80 mm
Blade width: 20 mm
Blade thickness: 3.6 mm
Total: 200 mm
Steel: 80 CrV2 (HRC 59)
Bolster: 3571, 3576
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Enzo Piili 85

2850

Enzo Piili 85 2850

130.00


Length: 210/115 Frame: Stainless 1,3 mm
Weight: 100 g clip: Stainless
Blade length: 85 mm
Washers: Bronze
Blade thickness: 3.25 mm
Screws: Torx 6. Pivot Torx 8
Steel: Elmax
Scales: Black G10 rounded
Grind: Scandi w sec bevel
Finish: Satin
Lock: Linerlock


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Acetate - Lime Mesh block

WTA60-B

Acetate - Lime Mesh block WTA60-B

18.00

Dimensions: 25 x 40 x 130mm.

Drills and sands OK but must not get too hot in the making process.

Lime Mesh is made up of a medium green with a white perforated mesh rolling through the blank that serves to lighten or darken depending on how close or far the green is from the white. The ease of handle making Acrylic Acetate is hard to beat.

This will polish up and look very unusual.


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Acetate - Lime Mesh Scales

WTA60-Sc

Acetate - Lime Mesh Scales WTA60-Sc

18.00

Dimensions: 10 x 40 x 130mm.

Sold as a pair.

Drills and sands ok but must not get too hot in the making process.

Lime Mesh is made up of a medium green with a white perforated mesh rolling through the blank that serves to lighten or darken depending on how close or far the green is from the white. The ease of handle making Acrylic Acetate is hard to beat.

This will polish up and look very unusual.


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Acetate - Caribbean Cove Block

WTA17-B

Acetate - Caribbean Cove Block WTA17-B

18.00

Dimensions: 25 x 40 x 130mm.

Drills and sands OK but must not get too hot in the making process.

Tropical Colours: This spindle blank is a refreshing mix of pink and ocean blue separated by a fine layer of white. This delicious mix is sure to be a winner! The ease of handle making Acrylic Acetate is hard to beat.

This will polish up and look very unusual.


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Acetate - Caribbean Cove Scales

WTA17-Sc

Acetate - Caribbean Cove Scales WTA17-Sc

18.00

Dimensions: 10 x 40 x 130mm.

Sold as a pair.

Drills and sands ok but must not get too hot in the making process.

Tropical Colours: This spindle blank is a refreshing mix of pink and ocean blue separated by a fine layer of white. This delicious mix is sure to be a winner! The ease of handle making Acrylic Acetate is hard to beat.

This will polish up and look very unusual.


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