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    Custom bushcraft/hunting knife makers

    Hi Guys,

    Was wondering can anyone recommend a knife maker in the UK
    who makes custom knives or has ready made ones in stock?

    The reason I ask there are a good few out there who make lovely
    knives but have none in stock or order backlogs. A good sign
    I suppose.

    Any info would be appreciated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by reddeer1 View Post
    Hi Guys,

    Was wondering can anyone recommend a knife maker in the UK
    who makes custom knives or has ready made ones in stock?

    The reason I ask there are a good few out there who make lovely
    knives but have none in stock or order backlogs. A good sign
    I suppose.

    Any info would be appreciated.

    Give Stuart Mitchell a shout, he is a member on here or google him for contact details. Has made myself and a good number of SD members some top notch knives. I think he sometimes has stock of some of his creations.

    Regards

    Ed

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    Emberleaf , make some terrific knives, the reason there called custom knives is because generally you can have it made to suit your needs, or you could just go for a good quality production knife
    Where are you based, as if you want a custom knife, you will want to handle it first.

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    +1 for Emberleaf they are very professional and can do anything that suits you. Or perhaps I could help?
    Tusker.

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    Draw up a shortlist as follows:

    Guy Stainthorp

    That's it...

    Outstanding workmanship and very subtle design features - highly recommended.

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    Hi
    Richard (Dougster on here) also does some good knives, with a choice of handle materials and sheaths as well as a few different blade shapes..........well worth a chatter.
    L

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    Custom bushcraft/hunting knife makers

    Mark Hill made mine. Cracking bloke who will go the extra mile to get you to think about exactly what you want. Mark Hill Custom Knives

    One of Marks knives for sale on here. For Sale: Custom knife, mark hill

    FGYT on here has also done great blade work for me. Custom Knives and Modern Bushcrafting tools by Dorset Woodland Blades
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    We were so busy congratulating ourself of dodging Orwells vision we marched right into Huxley's.

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    All depends on what you want

    most of use are Custom makers so we cant really make till the customer turns up and we sort out the design spec

    if its ready made its not a custom and you may want that knife and it may almost be what you want but in Blue not red or in a different steel (bush craft and Hunting best use steels are different as does shape and grind)

    Most of use will have some thing made up on the shelf for what ever reason whether it suits what you need it for and happy to pay a fair wack for Not a custom knife that's nearly right

    all the above mentioned I know and all do great work they stand behind Styles and prices and lead times vary

    Im not a trader on here and don't come here to sell But I do make the blades for Dougster to make up to customer spec after that so a semi custom
    (Hes a Stalker and shooter so knows what design is good plus Im an engineer and knife maker so can sort the Steel types, Heat treats best for that etc Some makers wont Know one end of a deer to they other so will rely on you for the design bit and hopefully add their Know how to it)

    if you want a Bushcraft/Hunting knife you need to sort out what parts to compromise on each use to the other

    if you want Cheap ish ( compared to Full Top maker Custom) and in stock then thats a production knife from a factory and Hennie Hayes is your best bet

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    +1 for Stuart Mitchell

    O wad some Power the giftie gie us to see oursels as ithers see us!

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    Quote Originally Posted by willie_gunn View Post
    +1 for Stuart Mitchell

    Does it come with ss M8 bolts and matching wing nuts to permit attachment to a hazel pole for occasional pig sticking??

    K
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