Integral Ring Knife

An early piece revisited; a traditional patterned small companion knife made from a piece of reclaimed agricultural tool steel.

Island Blacksmith: Hand forged knives

For those interested in collecting an earlier work, this is new old stock; one of my few remaining “first round” pieces still available for purchase. Proceeds will go towards the expense of setting up the new shop.

The shape is based on a hundred-year-old traditional design for a small all-purpose companion knife. Its intended use is small tasks around the home or in the garden. The blade and handle were forged from a single piece of high carbon seed drill disk and finished with a hand-filed and brushed traditional polish.

The hand-laced oak (vegetable) tanned cow hide sheath is signed and dated 1996 on the back. The blade is 2.5″ long and the overall length is about 7.5″.

Material: Reclaimed agricultural tool steel, oak-tanned cow hide
This piece is in a private collection in Japan.

Island Blacksmith: Hand forged knives