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A cooks knife made from Bohler M390, one of the ‘third gen’ particle formed steels that are renowned for long lasting edges.

The handle is made from custom carbon fiber, (look for subtle flashes of red, green and blue among the silver and black), and black G10 bolster. The sheath features a black stingray skin insert.

Price is $850Aust which includes P&P within Aust.

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A larger hunting knife, seven inch blade, made from acid washed and stonewashed 52100 carbon steel. The knife features a textured spine, tapered tang, stippled ricasso and handle of rock hard inceana burl. The lanyard has a bead made from dark mallee. The package includes a matching, full sized sheath and leather belt.

This is a hunting knife, not a hard chopper for camp or survival type use. It is fine and sharp, for those who like a bigger blade when dealing with in field butchery. The steel is at RC=60 with cryo.


Here’s a short YouTube clip of the knife in hand


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A close up of the handle wood. This is a very hard and stable timber that takes a fine natural polish. The handle has been sculpted and rounded so as to give good, fat grip without any sharp or irritating edges.


a close up of the textured knife spine. The portion through the handle is smooth though, so there are no irritating interruptions to your day.


full sized chefs knife, sharp chefs knife, cryo treated knife blade, hard and sharp, african ebony

Full sized chefs in stonewashed RWL34 stainless. Hand filed spine.

Blade length = 19cm, handle = 14cm, overall = 33cm, width at ricasso = 5cm

The handle is made from African ebony with a bolster of Inciana burl.

The blade is nice and wide to keep knuckles off the deck and the handle is well sized for a good grip. And of course, I always like a pointy point.

Price $720Aust which includes P&P within Aust. Overseas post on request.

stonewashed knife blade

The stonewashed blade with hand filed spinework

Price $720Aust which includes P&P within Aust. Overseas post on request.

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A nice sized hunter/skinner made from mirror polished RWL34, hardened to RC=61 with cryo. Tapered tang with para-cord lanyard colour matched to the liners. Lanyard bead is made from Brazilian bloodwood. The handle is made from very rare Congo bubinga burl. Straight grained bubinga is not uncommon however highly figured burl is very hard to find. It is quite a hard wood that takes a nice glossy polish. I’ve had this board since 2004, since then bubinga has been listed by CITIES. The bolster is acacia inceana burl from The Pilbara. The ricasso has been textured and polished.


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A  close up of the sheath for hunter/skinner pictured above. This photo shows off my custom tooling and multi-dyed leatherwork. The sheath is hand stitched and built around the knife, so fits like a glove.


long wearing bocote knife handle, carve the beef, carving lamb, roasting meat, turkey knife

Want a carving knife just like the one I have in my own kitchen? I made one of these for myself and used it over Christmas to carve all sorts of goodies. I liked it so much I’ve made anothery for sale. Fine steel with a good point.

Made from polished 2.5mm thick RWL34 with a bocote handle, chipped spine.

The steel is at RC=61 with cryo treatment

blade length = 20cm, handle is 15cm, overall = 36cm. ( I know, it’s the angles)

Price $520Aust which includes P&P within Aust. Overseas post on request.

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I’m just showing the reverse side because bocote is such a variable wood that even two scales cut from the same board are different. That’s part of its charm.

Price $520Aust which includes P&P within Aust. Overseas post on request.

A utility knife made from brushed 52100 carbon steel. The tapered tang features a lanyard hole. The spine has been chipped on the forward third, the ricasso has been textured.

The handle and lanyard bead are made from Mexican bocote. The bolster is black G10 separated by laminated black and white micarta.

CLICK HERE to watch a short video on my Instagram feed showing this knife in hand. You might have to press the go arrow on the IG video. Just use your return button to come back here

Price $590Aust which includes P&P within Aust. Overseas post on request.

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a handy sized utility made from 52100 carbon steel that has been cerekoted in black. The handle is black and white laminated G10.

The blade features a good sized curve from a sharp point into a slightly recessed belly. The handle is shaped for comfort. The front half of the spine has been chipped. The sheath is black on black on black.

Price $470Aust which includes P&P within Aust. Overseas post on request.

kitchen cleaver, heavy kitchen cleaver, meat cleaver, working kitchen knife, acid washed 52100

A full sized kitchen cleaver made from a solid wodge of acid washed and stone washed 52100 carbon steel.

This is a solid knife with the authority to get the job done. The cross section is an extended grape seed that carries a lot of steel down toward the cutting edge for support, so it won’t roll the edge over when you use it on a chopping block.

The handle is a fat roundel of hairy oak, the kind of size that will provide you with ample grip.

The knife comes with a carry sheath, tooled and coloured in keeping with the blade.

Price $525Aust which includes P&P within Aust. Overseas post on request.

A very handy shaped hunter/skinner made from stonewashed AEB-L stainless, bolster of G10 and handle of Brazilian bloodwood. The ricasso has been textured, the tang tapered and a thumb rest filed into the spine.

If you hunt deer, goats or the like this knife is for you. A slight recurve in the belly gives extra length to the main skinning curve. The tip is straight and sharp for parting the joints, the handle is all curves, so no sharp projections to irritate the hand.

The hand sewn sheath is triple dyed in bold cammo and features a locking lug inside to hold the knife in place. The leather has be given four coats of gloss and the edges sealed with gum tragacanth.

$500Aust which includes P&P within Australia. Overseas post on request.

A pointier hunter/skinner made from stonewashed RWL34. It features a bolster of polished black paper micarta and a handle of hairy oak. There’s a lot of curve in that blade carried forward to a sharp tip. The ricasso is textured and the spine features a thumb rest.

The hand sewn sheath has been heavily textured and double dyed. It has a solid locking lug inside to hold the knife in place. The outside has been given four coats of gloss and edge sealed with gum tragacanth.

$495Aust which includes P&P within Australia. Overseas post on request.

kitchen utility knife, small utility knife, kitchen helper knife

A small (Art Deco ?) handy knife with a full sized handle and a flat travel sheath. The blade is brushed D2 with a textured ricasso and a handle of hairy oak.

Hairy oak (Allocasuarina inophloia) is a member of the casuarina family that grows in very poor conditions in the central northern highlands of the NSW. It’s a rare timber in the market and prized by turners. It’s fairly tough and dimensionally stable, closer to bulloak than sheoak in working properties.

Price = $260Aust which includes P&P within Australia.

A utility made from brushed 52100. The handle is Brazilian bloodwood, polished to a high natural gloss.

The sheath is natural leather, dyed black, that has been painted with a special stretchable acrylic paint. This is the same paint that is used on high end handbags, shoes and the like. It is designed to bond to leather and not crack or flake.

Cost = $400Aust, which includes P&P within Australia

A hunter/skinner made from 52100 carbon steel. The blade is a handy size combining light weight with enough cutting edge to get the job done. It has been stonewashed, the ricasso textured, the tang is slightly tapered and the spine has a thumb rest.

The handle is Brazilian bloodwood, simply polished.

The sheath features a special leather paint used by high end fashion makers, It is fully flexible and sealed with four coats of gloss.

$380Aust which includes P&P within Australia. Overseas post on request.

KNIFE PRICING, some general comments;

When commissioning a custom made knife there are a number of factors that will affect the price. Here’s some general guidelines.

1)The steel. I don’t use cheap steels. You’ve come to me because you like the high-end look I give my knives. This only comes from working with premium materials. And I mean premium, RWL 34, CPMS35VN and Damasteel are among the best steels in the world. Sure they are expensive products to buy, two to four times the price of some other knife steels, but they’re worth it.

2)The handle material. Just talking wood here, I’ve gone to a lot of trouble searching out the very best examples of handle woods. Sometimes its taken years to get a sample with the figure and colour I wanted, and often I’ve never seen the like again. For example, the quilted sapele and Peruvian flamewood. I haven’t seen similar for sale in the last five years. These are not ordinary bits of wood, they are often unique.

3)The finish. I finish all my knives to a high spec. This means hours of detailed hand held work. Polishing the blades down to a mirror finish is a seemingly endless task. There’s a big difference between brushed and mirror finish, around a whole days work on a hunting sized knife. Similarly, for the handle wood, it may take twenty applications of finisher over two weeks, each sanded down before the wood is as I want it. All my sheaths are given the same attention to detail as the knife. They are not simply a slip on after thought, they are part of the colour scheme and general package. They even smell good.

4)The size of the knife is very important if talking mirror finish. It takes ages to hand polish a large knife, there’s no way around that.

5)Bling. If you want fancy pins, damascus steel, my most rare woods, etching, engraving or exotic skin inlays in the sheath, they will affect the price.

6)Post, not really a factor. It costs $20 for a registered parcel (plus materials) with tracking number anywhere in Australia. If your item won’t fit into a post bag and requires a box or special packaging, I just pass on the Aust Post cost, there’s nothing in it for me. If you choose postal insurance its also at cost.

7)Design. If your knife requires some special artwork, eg for etching, it may take me hours to draft up something appropriate. While I try to make every knife unique, there are some designs that are so popular I can repeat the template. However, there are others that are very specific to the clients needs. These usually entail a lot of design work, many email exchanges with the client, even some trial prototypes.

Some other general comments.

1)Deposits. I don’t take deposits unless the item is so unusual I doubt there is another market for it outside the commission. Alternatively, the item may involve some very expensive materials.

2)Payment. I expect payment in full prior to delivery. Please don’t ask for terms because I will say no. My role is to buy the materials and then spend many hours making the knife, so I don’t think its too much to expect you to honour your part of the bargain and have the money ready. A commission normally takes a few months to deliver, so there is plenty of time for you to save the necessary funds.

3)How to pay. If possible, I prefer direct transfer or PayPal. If you wish to pay by cheque, money order etc,please understand that I won’t ship the knife until the funds have cleared into my bank account.

WHAT WILL YOU GET;.. that would be the custom-made experience! This means you’ll be dealing with me personally. I’ll find out from you what it is you are after, we’ll discuss how to achieve this goal, and I’m happy to answer any of your questions to the best of my ability. Depending on your experience with knives I might guide you in the right direction, if you’re a well seasoned user, we pool our knowledge. Its a personalised process that results in something unique and specifically tailored to your needs. And once the knife is in your hand, you know the buck stops with me. Also, I will be here to help with any questions you might have about your knife down the track.

Ok, lets get to the bit you’ve been wanting to know, how much will a knife cost?

Most of the time I ask the client a number of questions re style, use, shape, size, sheathing and materials. I will then email a quote. I won’t proceed with the knife until the quote has been accepted, via email is good.

These following prices are just a general guide, (assuming RWL34 plus a leather sheath), and may not be indicative of your commission. Currency is Australian dollars.

Most hunter style knives are in the $450 to $650 area, which includes a sheath.

Smaller knives are around $300 to $450 including sheath

Large knives are $650 up.