The handle

I make my knives handle from local, natural and untreated wood. The handle is included in the price of the blade. I prefer to make hidden tang Wa handle, 125mm length for smaller blade, 145mm lentgth for medium blades and 160mm length for longer blades. The wood I stock is :

  • English oak (Quercus robur)
  • White American Oak (Quercus alba)
  • Red Amercian Oak (Quercus rubra)
  • Bog Oak
  • Beech (Fagus sylvatica)
  • Maple (Acer Spp)
  • Box wood (Buxus sempervirens)
  • Elm (Ulmus procera)
  • Black walnut (Juglan nigra)
  • Walnut (Juglan regia)
  • Ebonized oak (black dye)

    I can have acces to others wood like, hawthorn, laburnum...or a different grades like spalted beech, poplar burr, brown oak. These will be in extremely limited quantities.

     Elm with ebonised English Oak handle

    Ebonised English Oak with desert Iron wood handle 

    Ebonised English Oak with Black Walnut handle

    The wood is a natural material that responds to temperature and humidity variations by expanding and contracting. I can create a handle from 2 different woods but please note, I no longer produce any brass or copper inserts. I usually make japanese handles because they suit my style and my knives better. (Please check my Instragram feed for more ideas). Use linseed oil to buff your knife’s handle from time to time.