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.


10% off all orders over £50 from the 6th of May to the 6th of July 2022

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
Folding Knives
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

6.25

Size: 148 x 205mm.


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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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English Oak Block

RC-HO BX-A

English Oak Block RC-HO BX-A

5.00

Processed and cut by English Handmade Knives.

Dimensions: 26 x 40 x 125mm.

Colour Natural with cross grain feather markings.


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Menzerna Polishing Compounds

Menzerna Polishing Compounds

For details of each compound please download this pdf

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Lanyard Tubes (100mm)

Lanyard Tubes (100mm)

Nickel Silver (NS), Stainless Steel (SS), Brass (B), Copper (C) and Aluminium (A).

Thicknesses from 6.35 to 8mm

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Elver 85 Bushcraft Sheath

1551

Elver 85 Bushcraft Sheath 1551

27.00

Fits blade length 80-90 mm.
Especially designed for the Enzo Elver 85.
Preimium grade 3 mm thick Spainsh leather
with a thick sewing thread.
Dangling or fixed hanger.


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BladeBond Ultra

AOP-U

BladeBond Ultra AOP-U

21.50

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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Nickel Silver Bolster 6 x 21 x 32mm

LOM-R32NS

Nickel Silver Bolster 6 x 21 x 32mm LOM-R32NS

14.00

Specially made for English Handmade Knives.

Dimensions: 6 x 32mm x 21mm with a 3 x 18mm slot. The shape is perfect for Nordic style knives

A rare bolster in this thickness of Nickel Silver and well worth the money. These bolsters have been finished off to a high shine and do need any further work.

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Bushcraft Sheath 125

1564

Bushcraft Sheath 125 1564

28.00

A sheath made of high grade ox hide. A welt in the seem prevents the blade from cutting the thread, adding stability to the sheath.

Fits blade length 120-130 mm.
Especially designed for the Enzo Camper 125.
Preimium grade 3 mm thick Spainsh leather with thick sewing thread.
Dangling or fixed hanger.


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Chef 185

5040-Chef-BX-CH-6

Chef 185 5040-Chef-BX-CH-6

41.00

Blade length: 185 mm

Blade width: 47 mm

Blade thickness: 2.5 mm

Total: 305 mm

Weight: 130 g

Holes 3 x4.65, 4x3.1, 1x6.4 mm. Fits Corby rivets

Ground: Full Flat

Finish: Satin

Steel: Stainless 12C27

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NEW Medium Bleached White Water Buffalo Bone Spacers TEN PACK

SF-WB-BS-TP

NEW Medium Bleached White Water Buffalo Bone Spacers TEN PACK SF-WB-BS-TP

10.00

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 dia x 5mm consistently and more.


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Hunter Orange G10 Liner 0.8mm 150 x 38mm

GPS-Hunter Orange-150 x 38

Hunter Orange G10 Liner 0.8mm 150 x 38mm GPS-Hunter Orange-150 x 38

7.00

Sizes vary approximately 150 x 38mm. Sold in pairs

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New Products

2mm Starlight Ghost to Bright Glow

EHK-Gh29110

2mm Starlight Ghost to Bright Glow EHK-Gh29110

15.00

A recent addition to the Kirinite Range that produces quite dramatic results.

After 5 minutes of exposure to strong sunlight this material glows very strongly for over 2 hours.

This will make an usual Liner for any fultang knife.

Dimensions: 2 x 40 x 125mm.

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2mm Starlight Blue to Bright Glow

EHK-Blu29060

2mm Starlight Blue to Bright Glow EHK-Blu29060

15.00

A recent addition to the Kirinite Range that produces quite dramatic results.

After 5 minutes of exposure to strong sunlight this material glows very strongly for over 2 hours.

This will make an usual Liner for any fultang knife.

Dimensions: 2 x 40 x 125mm.

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2mm Starlight Aqua to Bright Glow

EHK-Aq29000

2mm Starlight Aqua to Bright Glow EHK-Aq29000

15.00

A recent addition to the Kirinite Range that produces quite dramatic results.

After 5 minutes of exposure to strong sunlight this material glows very strongly for over 2 hours.

This will make an usual Liner for any fultang knife.

Dimensions: 2 x 40 x 125mm.

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Large Starlight Pink to Purple Glow 3mm

GPS-P-P-G

Large Starlight Pink to Purple Glow 3mm GPS-P-P-G

30.00

A recent addition to the Kirinite Range that produces quite dramatic results.

After 5 minutes of exposure to strong sunlight this material glows very strongly for over 2 hours.

Its quite thin so will need some backing. A white liner would be perfect or perhaps some thin G10.

Dimensions: 3 x 55 x 153mm.

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Large Starlight Pink to Purple Glow 7mm

GPS-P-P-G7mm

Large Starlight Pink to Purple Glow 7mm GPS-P-P-G7mm

43.00

A recent addition to the Kirinite Range that produces quite dramatic results.

After 5 minutes of exposure to strong sunlight this material glows very strongly for over 2 hours.

Some backing maybe required. A white liner would be perfect or perhaps some thin G10.

Dimensions: 7 x 55 x 153mm.

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Large Starlight Light Green to Bright Green Glow 3mm

GPS-LG-G-G

Large Starlight Light Green to Bright Green Glow 3mm GPS-LG-G-G

26.00

A recent addition to the Kirinite Range that produces quite dramatic results.

After 5 minutes of exposure to strong sunlight this material glows very strongly for over 2 hours.

Its quite thin so will need some backing. A white liner would be perfect or perhaps some thin G10.

Dimensions: 3 x 55 x 125mm.

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Large Starlight Bright Green to Very Bright Green Glow 7mm

GPS-B-G-G7mm

 Large Starlight Bright Green to Very Bright Green Glow 7mm GPS-B-G-G7mm

40.00

A recent addition to the Kirinite Range that produces quite dramatic results.

After 5 minutes of exposure to strong sunlight this material glows very strongly for over 2 hours.

Some backing maybe needed. A white liner would be perfect or perhaps some thin G10.

Dimensions: 7 x 50 x 140mm.

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Curly Mango

DIRW-CM

Curly Mango DIRW-CM

18.00

Block size: 40 x 45 x 133mm. Dimensions may vary

Many knifemakers want to find the perfect wood. They may hunt for traditional species like oaks and maples, the sort of woods that grow in their own backyard. Others like to branch out and explore what more exotic species can offer them. If you love the idea of using an exotic species of wood but don't want to spring for teak, why not consider Curly Mango Wood?

Curly Mango wood is a durable and sustainable selection that gives you beautiful colouring, durability, and so much more, it is the perfect choice for making knife handles.

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Curly Narra

DIRW-CN

Curly Narra DIRW-CN

18.00

Block size: 40 x 45 x 133mm. Dimensions may vary

Curly Narra, also called Amboyna, is an exotic wood from Southeast Asia. It is a medium strength wood that works well with hand tools and is good for carving and turning. It stains and polishes well.

These blocks have an amazing rippled effect as well.
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Lingkana Burl

DIRW-LB

Lingkana Burl DIRW-LB

30.00

Block size: 40 x 45 x 133mm. Some dimensions may vary.

Lingkana/Amboyna is technically not a distinct species, but is the name of the burl wood from any of the Pterocarpus species. Most commonly this is Narra (Pterocarpus indicus), but burl sections of Burma Padauk (Pterocarpus macrocarpus) are also sold under the name Amboyna.

The name is derived from Ambon Island in Indonesia, where much of the figured wood is believed to have been initially exported.

Lingkana/Amboyna is among the most expensive and sought-after of all burls, and is frequently sold as veneer or as small turning/craft blanks. Some suppliers specify “Red Amboyna” for material with the typical rich reddish brown heartwood, or “Golden Amboyna” for pieces with lighter yellowish brown coloration. It’s not unusual for pieces to contain sharply contrasting yellowish sapwood.

Amboyna is commonly used for fine furniture, turned objects, electric guitar tops, knife/gun grips, and other small specialty wood items.
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Teak Burl

DIRW-TB

Teak Burl DIRW-TB

30.00

Block size: 40 x 45 x 133mm. Some measurement may vary slightly

Teak Burl: Tectona grandis:
To many, teak is the most common exotic wood they interact with, its even, oily texture and extreme water resistance makes it an excellent choice for high wear or wet areas, but its relatively understated appearance keeps it out of decorative uses. Thats not the case for these Teak burls, they show incredibly interesting color, and grain folds within the complex layer figure of these blocks. The wood is fairly dense, completely water proof and polishes to a gleaming shine with only a buffing.

An excellent choice for kitchen and camp knives alike, teak burl is a real treat to use, and the strong teak odor persists for years.

Blocks are Natural

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Bronze Square Sheet 150 x 150mm

Bronze Square Sheet 150 x 150mm

Thicknesses 0.9 - 1.2mm.

The thinner sheets make excellent liners and dividers for many different types of knife construction.
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Stainlees Steel Square Sheet 150 x 150mm

Stainlees Steel Square Sheet 150 x 150mm

Thicknesses 0.5 - 2.00mm.

The thinner sheets make excellent liners and dividers for many different types of knife construction.
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Brass Square Sheet 150 x 150mm

Brass Square Sheet 150 x 150mm

Thicknesses 0.5 - 3.00mm.

The thinner sheets make excellent liners and dividers for many different types of knife construction.
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Brass Sheet 50 x 200mm

Brass Sheet 50 x 200mm

Thicknesses 0.5 - 3.00mm.

The thinner sheets make excellent liners and dividers for many different types of knife construction.
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Nickel Silver Sheet 50 x 200mm

Nickel Silver Sheet 50 x 200mm

Thicknesses 0.5 - 4.00mm.

The thinner sheets make excellent liners and dividers for many different types of knife construction.
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Nickel Silver Bolster 42-300mm Blanks

Nickel Silver Bolster 42-300mm Blanks

Perfect for Bolsters and Endcaps
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Brass Bolster 50mm Blanks

Brass Bolster 50mm Blanks

Perfect for Bolsters and Endcaps
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Finishing Sheets

Finishing Sheets

Sheet Size 230 x 280mm
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Abranet 115 x 250mm Sheets

RE-115-80-100

Abranet 115 x 250mm Sheets RE-115-80-100

Now one of the main abrasives for knifemakers.

I cut this into strips and because of its flexibility it is great to work with, the finish on metal and wood is superb

The unique patented sanding material contains thousands of small holes which hold the dust and other particles without clogging the disc surface. The result is seen as a very uniform sanding pattern and a perfectly smooth surface. Since the amount of airborne dust has been minimized, the workshop stays cleaner too. A tap over the dust extractor hood will suck the sheet clean ready for more work. Abranet® was been developed for sanding all woods and composite materials.


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