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Arno Bernard
 
Arno BernardSouth African  Arno and Franco Bernard are the makers behind Arno Bernard Knives. All Arno Bernard knives are meticulously crafted in a workshop just outside of Bethlehem, an Eastern Free State town in South Africa. All knife designs are inspired by the variety of beautiful and unique African animals that inhabit the landscape. Hollow ground by hand, Arno Knives use top-notch Bohler N690 for fixed blade's and S35VN powder steel stainless steel for folding knives, unbeatable edge retention and stunning looks when polished. The pride taken and attention to detail shines through in every knife. From the professional outdoorsman to the prestige collector, the purchase of an Arno Bernard knife will most likely not be your last.
Model with Orange Mircarta handle

Model with Orange Mircarta handle £126.95

At Arno Bernard Knives we believe that the quality of a knife lies in the type of steel, the type of grind, the handle material and finally the finishing of the knife. We take great care to only manufacture knives of the highest quality in accordance with the above.
This handmade knife features a 6-3/8" and a blade length 3-1/2".
This is a fix blade knife with a tapered tang.
Comes standard with a cape buffalo sheath.


Arno Bernard Impala model with Ironwood handle

Arno Bernard Impala model with Ironwood handle (SKU.3203) £183.95

This handmade knife features a OAL of 7-3/4" and a blade length 3-1/2".
This is a fix blade knife with a tapered tang.
Comes standard with a cape buffalo sheath.
Steel: N690 - Bohler/Uddeholm


Arno Bernard Titanium folding

Arno Bernard Titanium folding (SKU. 1100) £193.95

Arno Bernard folding Titanium pocketknife  these are the first of its kind in the Arno line. After spending years to perfect this stunning design, the Bernard team crafted a lightweight durable frame completely from aerospace titanium alloy. The satin finished S35VN stainless steel blade is cryogenically heat treated for edge retention and toughness. The single thumb stud and button lock feature light blue Swarovski crystal inlays to match the light blue anodised artwork. This exquisite fit-and-finish on this folder, Includes a tip-down titanium clip for carry. Brand new direct from Arno Bernard Knives. Made in South Africa.

Overall Length: 7.50"
Blade Length: 3.25"
Blade Material: CPM-S35VN Powder Steel (Stainless)
Lock: Button Lock
Closed Length: 4.25"
Handle Material: Aerospace Titanium
Clip: Aerospace Titanium
Weight: 2.80 oz.
Country of Origin: South Africa

Arno Bernard Titanium Folder Carbon Fiber Inlay

Arno Bernard Titanium Folder Carbon Fiber Inlay (SKU. 110) £227.95

Arno Bernard folding Titanium pocketknife with Carbon Fiber inlays is the first of its kind in the Arno line of folders After years of perfecting the stunning design, the Bernard team crafted a lightweight durable frame completely from aerospace titanium alloy. The satin finished S35VN stainless steel blade is cryogenically heat treated for edge retention and toughness. The single thumb stud and button lock feature red Swarovski crystals to accent the carbon fiber inlays. Top to bottom exquisite fit-and-finish on this folder. Includes a tip-down titanium clip for carry. Brand new direct from Arno Bernard Knives. Made in South Africa.

Overall Length: 7.50"
Blade Length: 3.25"
Blade Material: CPM-S35VN Powder Steel (Stainless)
Lock: Button Lock
Closed Length: 4.25"
Handle Material: Aerospace Titanium w/Carbon Fiber Inlay
Clip: Aerospace Titanium
Weight: 2.70 oz.
Country of Origin: South Africa

Böker
Böker Damascus 588 by Dietmar Pohl

Böker Damascus 588 by Dietmar Pohl (112006) £364.95
Leather sheath for above £22.95

It was high time for Boker to present a new fixed blade Damascus knife. Dietmar Pohl thought of the pure collector, but also of the user of such a knife in the field. That is why we chose stainless Damascus with 180 layers. Our Swedish supplier called this particular knife pattern "Odin's Eye". According to the Nordic legend, nothing can be hidden before the eye of Odin. Solid nickel silver cross guard and pommel guarantee a very solid construction. The blade is fastened by a screw at the end cap. Handle is Ziracote wood from Belize - a firmly structured, water-repellent wood. Includes solid wooden gift box and certificate of authenticity. Serialised.

Overall length: 7 3/8"
Blade length: 3 3/8"
Weight: 3.4 oz

 


Böker Leo Damascus I

Böker Leo Damascus I (084) £368.95

A truly rare and unique piece of work and a must for your collection, blending the centuries-old art of hand forged Damascus with a piece of history. The Leo Damascus, a high performance Damascus steel, was made available to Boker through a noted European Damascus forger, Markus Balbach. The steel used in this knife is forged out of the barrel of the German battle tank Leopard I, thus Leo Damascus. This specialty steel is not available to the market and there is no material number even assigned to it because it was only used by the military. Herr Balbach was fortunate to acquire some for the exclusive use of Boker. A chromium-manganese and vanadium tool steel alloy was added to this extremely wear-resistant barrel steel. The result is a remarkably high hardness for Damascus steel (63-65 HRC). A very high performance Damascus. The pattern provided on the blade is labeled "small pyramid", providing a spectacular work of art; and as with all true Damascus, every blade is different. Handle material is hard coated 6061-T6 aluminium and features exotic desert ironwoods inlays. Liner locking. Includes certificate of authenticity and gift box. Serialised.

Overall length: 7 7/8 "
Blade length: 3 3/8"

Böker Leo Damascus II - NEW

Böker Leo Damascus II - NEW (1054) £384.95

The successor of our first knife with a Damascus blade forged out of the barrel of the German battle tank LEOPARD I. The edge holding ability is much higher compared to what other steel can achieve. A hardness of 65-67 HRc gives you an indication what to expect. Markus Balbach's capabilities are proven by his newest Damascus pattern: "Large Pyramid". Handle material is hard-coated 6061-T6 aluminium with Ziricota wood inserts. The clip can be switched for tip-up or tip-down carry. The knife includes a certificate of authenticity and a wooden presentation box.

Overall length: 8 1/8"
Blade length: 3 3/4"
Weight: 5.5 oz

Tim Brtton
I have been making knives very seriously since 1971. My work has been featured in all major cutlery publications and is displayed at 8-10 shows per year. BRITTON knives are in use throughout the world...most notably as part of the issue to the palace guard detachment in Ivory Coast, Africa

Tim Britton slip joint folder 

Tim Britton slip joint folder £ Sold

145mm overall
Closed length 80mm
Slightly spalted Desert Iron Wood BG42 Steel stainless bolster


Tim Britton folder

Tim Britton / Boker collaboration £424.95

This a collaboration between Tim Britton and Boker of Germany. 
Custom Phaser BG42 blade, handle by Santa Fe Stoneworks, featuring pearl and mammoth tooth.  
It is the only knife Tim has ever had worked on by Sante Fe Stone Works

Herb Derr
Custom Knives by Herb Derr (H.K. Derr), are each individually 100% hand made from start to finish. Mr. Derr started making knives in 1990 and in 1994, he became a full time knife maker. Just to state a bit of reasoning, when a knife maker goes "full-time" it usually means that there is enough demand for his work that he can make a decent living off of knife making alone. This is not to say that there aren't part time knife makers who yield the same level of demand - but it does make clear the fact that that particular knife maker's work is currently at a desirable level of demand.
From the tip of the blade to the butt of the handle, Herb goes all the way in creating a unique, one of a kind custom knife every time.
He also makes his own custom sheaths - usually using exotic animal skin inlays such as sting ray or ostrich skin - which are beautifully tanned and hand tooled.
Perhaps Mr. Derrs greatest talent is hand forging stunning, 2700 layer, oil quenched, Nickel / Carbon damascus blades. These babies can be sharpened to a razors edge, and hold that edge for a great length of time.
Herb Derr was born and raised in southeastern Pennsylvania. I went to college in West Virginia and graduated in 1974 with a BA majoring in art. I stayed after graduation and now proudly call West Virginia home.
My damascus is made from carbon steels and nickel. I make layered damascus as well as mosaic and powdered metal pieces. My heat treating is all edge quenched in oil to keep a softer spine back and hardened edge of blade. My blades are blued (hot blued) to give the carbon steel a protective coating and also to enhance the colour contrasts in the metals. Everything done to my knives has been completed by myself from steel making to sheaths. I even get time occasionally to carve some of my handles in horn. Presently my favourite subjects are reptiles and fish.

Herbert K Derr West Virginia

Herbert K Derr West Virginia £276.95

Blade: Derr Damascus  W- Pattern  2700 Layers  
83 mm x 25 mm x 4mm
Handle: Oosic / Maple Burl
Guard: Nickel
Sheath: Lizzard skin


Herbert K Derr West Virginia

Herbert K Derr West Virginia £279.95

Blade :Derr Damascus 2700 Layers Birds Eye Pattern 
90mm x 22mm x 4mm
Handle : Oosic / Myrtle Burl
Guard: Nickel Silver
Sheath: Ostrich Skin


Herbert K Derr West Virginia

Herbert K Derr West Virginia £288.95

Blade : derr Damascus 2700 Layers Random Pattern
90mm x 24mm x 4mm
Handle : Oosic / Spalted Maple
Guard Nickel Silver
Sheath:Canetoad skin


Herb Derr

Blade Derr £289.95

Damascus 2700 layers 4 1/2" blade ladder pattern damascus
Handle: Samba Stag with Box elder burl
Guard: Nickel Silver
Sheath: Rattle skin


Herbert K Derr West Virginia

Herbert K Derr West Virginia £322.95

Blade Derr Damascus 27000 Layers Birds Eye Pattern  
115mm x 28mm X 4mm
Handle: Walrus Jaw bone / Maple Burl
Guard: Nickel Silver
Sheath: Ostrich Leg Skin


Herbert K Derr West Virginia

Herbert K Derr West Virginia £327.95

Blade : Derr Damascus 2700 layers Random pattern 
115mm  x 30mm x 4mm
Handle: Sea Cow / Maple
Guard: Nickel Silver
Sheath: Ostrich skin


Herbert K Derr West Virginia

Herbert K Derr West Virginia £334.95

Blade: Derr Damascus 2700 Layers Ladder Back Pattern  
120mm x 29mm x 4mm
Handle: Zebra leg bone / spalted Maple
Guard: Nickel Silver
Sheath: Lizzard Skin


Herb Derr Damascus

Herb Derr Damascus SOLD

6" Blade with Mammoth bone and spalted Maple handle.
1095 steel & nickel, twist pattern with turquoise colour in the damascus.

Jim Downie
Jim has been a full time knifemaker since 1975. He was the founding Vice-President of the Canadian Knifemakers Guild.
His approximate waiting time for knives is four to five months.
 
Jim Downie

Jim Downie Blade £169.95

Jim Downie from Canada, full Tang blade 4.5" RWL34 Stainless steel, stabilised box elder burl with mosaic pins and red fibre liner genuine leather sheath.


Jim Downie

Jim Downie Blade. £173.95

RWL34 Stainless steel
Handle. Box Elder Burl with mosaic pins
Sheath. Leather


Jim Downie

Jim Downie Blade. £184.95

RWL 34 4.5"
Handle. Two Tone G10
Sheath. Leather


Jim Downie

Jim Downie Blade. £213.95

RWL 34
Handle. Desert iron wood
Sheath. Leather


Jim Downie

Jim Downie Blade. £216.95

RWL 34, Stainless Steel 4.25"
Handle. Antique grey Box Elder Burl
Sheath, Ostrich Skin


Jim Downie The Roe Buck Scimshaw

The Roe Buck Scimshaw £396.95

This hand made knife from Jim Downie from Canada ismade with Masterdon ivory with mosaic pins, The Roe Buck scimshaw is by Gaetan Beauchamp who has gained international fame for his award-winning knives and scrimshaw, including the Judges’ Award in Detroit and the Prix Coup de Coeur in Cannes, France, both in 1995. Beauchamp starts each project with the subject’s eyes, feeling that if these are correct and give the piece life, the face and body come together easily. He uses oil paints to produce the vibrant colours that characterize his work. Jim Downie has been making knives for30 years and was president of the Canadian kinfe makers guild he has built this knife with 154 CM, overall lenght 8" blade lenght 3 3/4" and with stainless steel bolsters leather sheath.

Gebruder Dorko Hungar
 
Gebruder Dorko Hungar

Blade. £118.95

3" Bohler N695/440C stainless steel 59-61 HRC Handle Bocote with rose pins Sheath leather

Gary LeBlanc
 
Gary LeBlanc

Gary LeBlanc £327.95

"Gary started by making "kit knives". After retiring in 2000 I graduated to grinding and heat treating my own blades. He now does everything from original blade design through making my own leather sheaths. His primary areas of interest are fixed blade hunting and fishing knives,he is primarily self-taught, with heavy reliance on some of the great books available and the mentorship of members of the Knifemakers Guild, of which I am a 2006 voting member. I use various steels, either flat or hollow grind and primarily use natural handle materials, or Micarta if the knife is going to be put to hard use and extreme conditions.

Loveless drop point Desert iron wood handle 3 7/8"blade length ATS34 full tapered tang stainless bolsters 60-61 rockwell.
Complete with custom leather sheath


Kansei Matsuno
Kansei Matsuno lives in Gifu City near Seki city, Japan.
Kansei has gained worldwide recognition by creating his knives of impeccable quality and his folders are absolutely flawless in design, construction & function.
Kansei Matsuno - model BJ03

Kansei Matsuno - model BJ03
A beautifully crafted knife by a maker well known for his quality hand made knives. 
Carbon fibre handle with Titanium liners polished finish blade.
Slip joint.

£SOLD


Kansei Matsuno

Kansei Matsuno £156.95

Custom knife maker from Japan who makes a range of beautifully crafted friction folders. This stunning example has an D2 tool  steel blade and has Maple burl handle scales with  Stainless steel  liners.
The blade uses thumb pressure to be held in place when in use but has no lock and is under three inches long which makes it a UK friendly carry knife and ideal for many practical uses day to day.


Kansei Matsuno

Kansei Matsuno (£196.95)

Custom knife maker from Japan who makes a range of beautifully crafted friction folders. This stunning example has an O1 steel blade and Walnut  handle scales with  Stainless steel  liners.
The blade uses thumb pressure to be held in place when in use but has no lock and is under three inches long which makes it a UK friendly carry knife and ideal for many practical uses day to day.

O'Hare Knives

Sean O'Hare is owner and operator of OHare Knives.  Sean has been making handcrafted custom knives since 2001 moving to full time knife making in early 2009.  He strives to make each of his handmade knives with a clean well thought out design that is both great looking but also very functional. All his knives are built to last a lifetime.
At present his custom knives are mostly stock removal via flat grinding but some knives are forged, ex. most carbon damascus you will see on this site is forged by Sean.  He strives to ensure that the materials used will best suit the intended tasks for a given knife.  Typical steels used are CPM154CM, CPM S35VN, D2, O1, or Damascus as these steels are of excellent quality and well suited to handmade custom knives. 
For handle material Stabilized Woods, G10, and Micarta are used on most custom knives but also Mammoth Ivory, Water Buffalo Horn, or Giraffe Bone can be ordered.  Arizona Desert Ironwood has also been added to the inventory and although not stabilized it is hard!  Sean does his best to use handle materials that not only look great but will stand the test of time.

 
Sean O'Hare Hunter

Sean O'Hare Hunter £284.95

Steel - CPM154CM
Guard - 416SS
Handle - Stabilized Maple Burl
Pin - Mosaic
Blade lenght 3  7/8"
Overall Length 8 1/2"


Sean O'Hare Sparrow Knife

Sean O'Hare Sparrow Knife £298.95

Steel - CPM154CM
Guard - 416SS
Handle - Stabilised Dyed Box Elder Burl
Pin - 416SS
Leather Sheath


Sean O'Hare Sparrow Knife

Sean O'Hare Sparrow Knife £298.95

Steel - CPM154CM
Guard - 416SS
Handle - Stabilised Maple Burl
Pin - 416SS
Leather Sheath


Sean O'Hare Shearwater

Sean O'Hare Shearwater £314.95

Named after the Shearwater Seabird for it's sleek fast lines the Shearwater design is a hidden tang knife that is highly versatile. This particular knife is shown with a stabilized Maple handle, Mosaic pin, and decorative File work.

Steel S35VN.
Crucible describes this as the next evolution of S30V.
It is everything good that S30V is PLUS it is tougher than S30V (which was already the cat's meow) and THIS IS THE PART YOU WANTED TO HEAR - it is easier to machine polish than S30V. This is one of the new Niobium bearing steels.

Thickness: 5/32"
Blade Length: 4"
Length Overall: 8 1/4"
Guard: 416SS
Blade: Flat Grind

Sean O'Hare

Full tang knife that is highly versatile £315.95

This particular knife is shown with a Desert Iron Wood handle, Mosaic pin.
Steel S35VN.
Crucible describes this as the next evolution of S30V.
It is everything good that S30V is PLUS it is tougher than S30V (which was already the cat's meow) and THIS IS THE PART YOU WANTED TO HEAR - it is easier to machine polish than S30V. This is one of the new Niobium bearing steels

Thickness:4mm
Blade Length: 110mm
Length Overall: 240mm
Guard: 416SS
Blade: Flat Grind

Sean O'Hare Sparrow Knife

Sean O'Hare Sparrow Knife £324.95

Steel - CPM154CM
Guard - 416SS
Handle - Stabilised Stixs in resin
Pin - 416SS
Leather Sheath


Sean O'Hara Trailing point

Sean O'Hara Trailing point £344.95

Stabilized box elder burl Burl handle with 154cm steel , tapered tang and stainless bolsters.
Overall length 9"
Blade length 4 1/4"
Leather sheath

John Patrick

Blades, only the best blades are selected, high quality Damascus blades of many layers of steel from the worlds finest producers, to stainless steel, laminated & carbon steel blades from some of Europe's & the USA's finest makers, Arduos Enterprises, Mora, Frosts, Polar, Kaanukapaa, Snake River to name but a few.

Handles, John Patrick only employs the finest materials in making each knife, from exotic woods & bone to the most modern materials like Dymondwood (Trademark), & the finest stabilized woods. John Patrick designs each knife individually, hand making rivets, bolsters, spacers etc to suit the particular blade selected. Once the parts are selected the knife is assembled with meticulous care with attention to every detail each taking many hours to complete.

Sheaths are hand made from the finest specially made leather 3 mm thick finished both sides, stitched & dyed by hand.

 
John Patrick - Blade

John Patrick - Blade £195.95

D2 Tool steel   3 ¾”
Handle. Dymondwood Ruby & charcoal
Bolster. Brass
Sheath.  3mm leather


John Patrick - The Woodcock

John Patrick - The Woodcock £201.95

Blade D2 Steel handle
Coco Bolo Brass rivets and bolsters, leather sheath.

Puli (Hungary)
Puli

Blade £156.95

440c Stainless Steel 4.25"
Handle. Genuine Stag Antler
Sheath. Leather


Puli

Blade £166.95

440c Stainless Steel 4 1/8"
Handle. Genuine Stag Antler
Sheath. Leather

George Trout
Using the forging and stock removal method to make his knives George Trout has been creating astounding pieces for 25 years. Full tang construction, excellent quality steels, stag or wood scales and precision handmade quality is what you can expect from G Trout.

George Trout

George Trout has been creating astounding pieces for 25 years. Full tang construction, excellent quality steels, stag or wood scales and precision handmade quality is what you can expect from G Trout.
8.5"overall full tang 4"blade of RWL34,stag handle with stainless pins , black liners,and lanyard hole.
Molded leather sheath.
£218.95 - Sold


George Trout

Carbon steel damascus 5"blade £239.95


Handle stacked maple & iron wood
Leather sheath


George Trout Bowie knife

George Trout Bowie knife £242.95

George Trout started making knives in 1985, when he retired from the telephone industry six years ago and has been a full time maker ever since. He use's a stock removal method. Nine years ago, he discovered the wonderful world of forged knives and about three and a half years ago he started making full in integrals using a milling machine.  
He does his own heat treating and likes to use handle materials like stag, ivory, wood, micarta, sheep horn and others.
Sheaths are made individually for each knife.

12" overall with a 7" 440c stainless steel with tappered tang blade, stainless finger guard with Giraffe leg bone handle and mosaic pins lanyard hole,
Black leather sheath hand made by G Trout.


Over 18 only.
Prices inclusive of VAT.
Prices subject to change without prior notice
We do not sell knives to anyone under 18
    12/09/17