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

Red Fibre 1mm

8059

Red Fibre 1mm 8059

3.50

Size: 148 x 205mm.


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Corby Bolt Drill and Mill Set 1/4 inch

7701

Corby Bolt Drill and Mill Set 1/4 inch 7701

18.00

Drill and miller cutter to fit precisely the Corby Bolt shank and shoulder.

Custom made for Corby's.

Head 1/4, pilot drill bit 4.6 mm


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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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Black Fibre 1mm

8058

Black Fibre 1mm 8058

5.00

Sizes vary approximately 210x 150mm.

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Brass Corby Bolts 1/4

LOM-B-1/4

Brass Corby Bolts 1/4  LOM-B-1/4

3.00

Head diameter 1/4 (6.3 mm) depth 1/4, middle 4.60 x 8.5mm. Fits EnZo fulltangs.

Sold as a single peice


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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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Water Buffalo-Ox Horn White/Brown Variegated Spacers

HH-VOHS

Water Buffalo-Ox Horn White/Brown 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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Bright Orange 0.7mm Polycarbonate A4

EB-BO-A4

Bright Orange 0.7mm Polycarbonate A4 EB-BO-A4

4.00

A4 (210 x 297) perfect for liners and thin spacers. Keep and eye on the temperature when sanding. Very consistent colour.


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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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Black Fibre 0.8mm

8011

Black Fibre 0.8mm 8011

4.00

Sizes vary approximately 210x 150mm.

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Water Buffalo Roll Spacers - medium

HH-WB-MS

Water Buffalo Roll Spacers - medium HH-WB-MS

0.75

Can be used to build up a knife handle with bone sections. Polishes up to a fine gloss black with some very feint markings, which enhances the natural look.

36mm diam x 12mm.


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Bright Orange 0.7mm Polycarbonate

EB-BO

Bright Orange 0.7mm Polycarbonate EB-BO

3.00

A5 (210 x 150) perfect for liners and thin spacers. Keep and eye on the temperature when sanding. Very consistent colour.


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New Products

Fine Wire Brush

PS-353110

Fine Wire Brush PS-353110

20.00

Perfect for cleaning fine files that are clogged.

Beech wood handle 300 x 23 x 10mm

Brass brush dimensions 110 x 15 x 18mm


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Heavy Duty Wheel Rake

PS-360020

Heavy Duty Wheel Rake PS-360020

30.00

I use one of these and they are much better than the wire version. A good tool for reviving all types of buffig mop. Use goggles/face mask when using this tool.

Dimensions: 370mm wide.x 55 deep


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Spare Rake Teeth

PS-360021

Spare Rake Teeth PS-360021

14.00

These could be used to make your own wheel rake. You will need two bolts and some 50 x 25mm wood

Dimensions of the teeth: 125mm wide.x 55 deep


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Sheath Blank Kit 5

EHK-SK5

Sheath Blank Kit 5 EHK-SK5

10.00



Fits blades 90mm.x 27mm Bushman

The kit consists of a pre-marked 3mm Veg tanned leather blank with stitching holes defined and the inside has been prepared to help with the folding of the leather.

A belt loop is also supplied with two rivets that enables the user to decide if left or right-handed use if required.

Some basic instructions:

1. Rivet the belt loop in the desired position.

2. Enlarge the pin pricks with an awl to allow the needles to pass through easily.

3. Soak the sheath in some warm water for about 5 minutes.
This will make the leather very soft and supple.

4. Start sowing from the tip when you reach the top sew back a few stitches to hold it all tight.

5. Wrap your knife in cling film and gently work the knife into the sheath.
Then work with you fingers to mould the leather to take on the shape of your handle.

6. You can leave the leather in it's natural state. It will take on a patina that will darken with time, or
alternatively it can be dyed at this stage, but it's advisable to take the knife out before doing so.
Whatever you decide to do, the knife should only be left in the damp sheath for a couple of hours, then take it out carefully and if you can hang it in a warm place to harden.

These instructions will be included with your kit




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Sheath Blank Kit 4

EHK-SK4

Sheath Blank Kit 4 EHK-SK4

10.00



Fits blades 95mm.x 20mm Polar 95

The kit consists of a pre-marked 3mm Veg tanned leather blank with stitching holes defined and the inside has been prepared to help with the folding of the leather.

A belt loop is also supplied with two rivets that enables the user to decide if left or right-handed use if required.

Some basic instructions:

1. Rivet the belt loop in the desired position.

2. Enlarge the pin pricks with an awl to allow the needles to pass through easily.

3. Soak the sheath in some warm water for about 5 minutes.
This will make the leather very soft and supple.

4. Start sowing from the tip when you reach the top sew back a few stitches to hold it all tight.

5. Wrap your knife in cling film and gently work the knife into the sheath.
Then work with you fingers to mould the leather to take on the shape of your handle.

6. You can leave the leather in it's natural state. It will take on a patina that will darken with time, or
alternatively it can be dyed at this stage, but it's advisable to take the knife out before doing so.
Whatever you decide to do, the knife should only be left in the damp sheath for a couple of hours, then take it out carefully and if you can hang it in a warm place to harden.

These instructions will be included with your kit




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Sheath Blank Kit 3

EHK-SK3

Sheath Blank Kit 3 EHK-SK3

10.00



Fits blades 110-120mm.x 20mm

The kit consists of a pre-marked 3mm Veg tanned leather blank with stitching holes defined and the inside has been prepared to help with the folding of the leather.

A belt loop is also supplied with two rivets that enables the user to decide if left or right-handed use if required.

Some basic instructions:

1. Rivet the belt loop in the desired position.

2. Enlarge the pin pricks with an awl to allow the needles to pass through easily.

3. Soak the sheath in some warm water for about 5 minutes.
This will make the leather very soft and supple.

4. Start sowing from the tip when you reach the top sew back a few stitches to hold it all tight.

5. Wrap your knife in cling film and gently work the knife into the sheath.
Then work with you fingers to mould the leather to take on the shape of your handle.

6. You can leave the leather in it's natural state. It will take on a patina that will darken with time, or
alternatively it can be dyed at this stage, but it's advisable to take the knife out before doing so.
Whatever you decide to do, the knife should only be left in the damp sheath for a couple of hours, then take it out carefully and if you can hang it in a warm place to harden.

These instructions will be included with your kit




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Sheath Blank Kit 2

EHK-SK2

Sheath Blank Kit 2 EHK-SK2

10.00



Fits blades 90-95mm. Trapper 95 with tapered scales

The kit consists of a pre-marked 3mm Veg tanned leather blank with stitching holes defined and the inside has been prepared to help with the folding of the leather.

A belt loop is also supplied with two rivets that enables the user to decide if left or right-handed use if required.

Some basic instructions:

1. Rivet the belt loop in the desired position.

2. Enlarge the pin pricks with an awl to allow the needles to pass through easily.

3. Soak the sheath in some warm water for about 5 minutes.
This will make the leather very soft and supple.

4. Start sowing from the tip when you reach the top sew back a few stitches to hold it all tight.

5. Wrap your knife in cling film and gently work the knife into the sheath.
Then work with you fingers to mould the leather to take on the shape of your handle.

6. You can leave the leather in it's natural state. It will take on a patina that will darken with time, or
alternatively it can be dyed at this stage, but it's advisable to take the knife out before doing so.
Whatever you decide to do, the knife should only be left in the damp sheath for a couple of hours, then take it out carefully and if you can hang it in a warm place to harden.

These instructions will be included with your kit




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Sheath Blank Kit 1

EHK-SK1

Sheath Blank Kit 1 EHK-SK1

10.00



Fits blades 100-110 mm.

The kit consists of a pre-marked 3mm Veg tanned leather blank with stitching holes defined and the inside has been prepared to help with the folding of the leather.

A belt loop is also supplied with two rivets that enables the user to decide if left or right-handed use if required.

Some basic instructions:

1. Rivet the belt loop in the desired position.

2. Enlarge the pin pricks with an awl to allow the needles to pass through easily.

3. Soak the sheath in some warm water for about 5 minutes.
This will make the leather very soft and supple.

4. Start sowing from the tip when you reach the top sew back a few stitches to hold it all tight.

5. Wrap your knife in cling film and gently work the knife into the sheath.
Then work with you fingers to mould the leather to take on the shape of your handle.

6. You can leave the leather in it's natural state. It will take on a patina that will darken with time, or
alternatively it can be dyed at this stage, but it's advisable to take the knife out before doing so.
Whatever you decide to do, the knife should only be left in the damp sheath for a couple of hours, then take it out carefully and if you can hang it in a warm place to harden.

These instructions will be included with your kit




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Bronze Square Sheet

0.9mm NE-PB102-0.9

Bronze Square Sheet 0.9mm NE-PB102-0.9

26.00

0.9 x 150 x 150mm.

Perfect for creating your own spacers and liners, sandwiched between other materials Bronze can add a touch of real class to a knife handle.


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Hazel Walking Stick Blank

Hazel Walking Stick Blank

18.00

A very nice prepared stick blank the total length is 43 inches, this will allow it to be trimmed to suit. It comes with an elegant ferule to prolong the sticks life. This style is sometimes used by Game Keepers.


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Field Maple Blocks

FM-FR BX-K

Field Maple BlocksFM-FR BX-K

15.00

Dimensions: 25 x 40 x 125mm. For all three



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Aluminium 6.4mm Corby Bolts and free drill TEN PACK

6.4 lom-ali

Aluminium 6.4mm Corby Bolts and free drill TEN PACK 6.4 lom-ali

19.00

Head 6.4mm middle 4.60 mm. Fits EnZo fulltangs.These bolts cannot be used with our 1/4 Mill and Drill Kit. This is why there is a free 6.4mm drill.

Sold as ten single peices



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Acrylic Blue Pearl Spacer Bar

WT18-SB

Acrylic Blue Pearl Spacer Bar WT18-SB

5.00

Dimensions: Approx 15 x 39 x 125mm.

Very easy to work, cuts, files and polishes really well giving a great finish. The spacer bar we have in stock have been difficult to photograph. The predominant colour is off white opalescence with hints of blue.



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Acrylic Goosebumps Spacer Bar

WT112-SB

Acrylic Goosebumps Spacer Bar WT112-SB

5.00

Dimensions: Approx 14 x 39 x 125mm.

Very easy to work, cuts, files and polishes really well giving a great finish. These spacer bars we have in stock have a real wow factor the colours speak for themselves.
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Acrylic Abyss Spacer Bar

WT101-SB

Acrylic Abyss Spacer Bar WT101-SB

5.00

Dimensions: Approx 15 x 39 x 125mm.




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Acrylic Blue Gold Bar

WT50-SB

Acrylic Blue Gold Bar WT50-SB

5.00

Dimensions: 40x 12x 125mm.

Very easy to work, cuts, files and polishes really well giving a great finish. The spacer bars we have in stock contain deep swirls of gold, blue with hints of orange.


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Lanyard 8mm Brass Tube

NE-CZ126-8mm

Lanyard 8mm Brass Tube NE-CZ126-8mm

4.50

Guage thickness. Sold in 8mm x 100mm lengths

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Acrylic Pink Cloud Block

8669

Acrylic Pink Cloud Block 8669

14.00

Dimensions: 25 x 40 x 125 mm

Drills and sands like any other Acrylic but not must get to hot in the making process.

This will polish up and look very unusual.


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Mosaic Pin 6mm-PS-M3S

PS-6mm-PS-M3S

Mosaic Pin 6mm-PS-M3S PS-6mm-PS-M3S

7.00

6mm x 25mm. Difficult to photograh due to the size. This pin will turn any bolster or endcap into something special.


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Fultang Birds Feather

Damascus Hunting Blade GT-BF-BX14

Fultang Birds Feather Damascus Hunting Blade GT-BF-BX14

85.00

Dimensions and Specifications:
Pattern: Raindrop
Blade: 135mm
Depth: 35mm
Thickness: 4mm
Grind: Scandi with secondary bevel
Layers: 172
Fixings: 2 x 4.67mm (Corby Bolt Shank)
Overall Length: 230mm.


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