My latest knife

My latest knife, made as part of trade in for nice table router, with plenty of bits.

The knife is in the style of outdoor general purpose skinner, for the more serious outdoor person.

The blade made from O1 steel with deferential hardening, twice temper to achieve 62 HRc. Blade is secure to handle with mosaic pin.

Handel is made out of hard wood and treated with few layers of Danish oil, brass guard and plastic spacers.Hand made knife

Weight: 185gr.

Overall length: 265mm

Blade length: 140mm

Blade thickness: 5mm

Similar knife but with walnut handle is for sell for modest sum of £223 including postage in the UK mainland.

Please contact me if interested.

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My latest knife


That knife is my last knife that I made for the 2015 British knife show. I put it into the competition.

The competition was for two categories: for professionals and for hobbyists, but not to any sub category such as Damascus, Pen knife, Artistic Knife or any other style, only for blade from scratch and from blank, i.e. readymade blade.

However, there was maybe eight knifes in the hobbyists category. I did get fife vote for me, I wasn’t the last and the first one got around twenty two votes.

After all of that what I wanted to say is that the knife is not that bad.


The blade forged from car suspension coil, so presumably the steel is 5160. The handle is from exotics hard wood with checkering pattern (not bad for my first attempt ever), plastic spacers, brass pins and guard made from copper.

I don’t have belt sander so the blade may not be 100% symmetrical and same go for the handle.

The blade selectively hardened to give the hedge very good hedge holding ability while keeping the middle hard but not brittle and the back springy, then I triple tempered at 375 degrees F and finally dipped in acid.

Overall length: 260mm Blade length: 130mm Blade width: 25mm Blade thickness (tapered): 4mm Weight: 175gr

Sheath made of leather, more about it in future post.




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