zondag 25 augustus 2013

Antique knife restoration

This was an interesting project. I did a restoration of an old Sheffield knife. Joseph Elliot & Sons (Sheffield) Limited was established as a private limited company in 1927. The company's history however dates back to the Joseph Elliot & Sons business that was founded in 1795 at Hollis Croft, Sheffield.

zaterdag 10 augustus 2013


This one will be shipped to France, I made it for a chef.

Handle in Wengé/Buffalo horn/Jade G10
Blade is Sandvik stainless steel 19C27 core with 45 layers of stainless damascus steel hardened to HRC60. Upper part of blade is hand hammered "Tsuchime" to help separate food during cutting.

vrijdag 9 augustus 2013


Another traveller ready! 

Total length: 170 mm 
Blade length: 85 mm 
Blade thickness:3 mm  
Steel: 01  
Handle material: Green canvas micarta
Sheath: Kydex


I customized a 9mm firesteel. IMHO the Swedish "Light My Fire" brand is by far the best quality firesteel out there. I've tried a lot of different brands...If you buy one be sure it is the "ARMY" model, the smaller "Scout" is too small to be handy. The shower of sparks is better on the 9mm Army model.

I customized this one for myself. Not only because I like unique luxury items, but also because I wanted it be easy detachable when wearing it on a lanyard and easy to find when lost in the snow or dirt. Have you ever tried to find a green/black/brown item between leaves and dirt in the forest?

Also I added a mozaic pin to secure the quick release system to the firesteel itself. Everything is glued together with epoxy. The orange material is G10.

Hope you like it, I can make one for you too...