Small Sloyd Knives

Sorry, out of stock. Next batch in October. Please email me to go on the priority list. Thx.

Please read the description of these knives before buying. They are not general purpose knives, they’re designed for finishing and fine detail carving of spoons and other small items. The 60mm knife is the general purpose finishing knife, the 40mm version is for extra tight curves and details.

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    Mini sloyd finishing knife

    Small sloyd finishing knife – 60mm

    Sorry, out of stock. Next batch in October. Please email me to go on the priority list. Thx.

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    Mini sloyd blade shaped and sharpened by myself using the Hewn and Hone small knife jig. It is available with an elm handle and bark/wood strip sheath or as bare blade for you to handle yourself. The tang is 1/4 inch round bar perfectly fits into a 6.5mm hole and is secured with epoxy resin glue.

     

    Made from bearing steel, forged and heat treated by Nic Westermann. I use a Sorby ProEdge to refine the shape, establish the bevels and hone to a scary sharp edge. The bevels are symmetrical and flat with an edge angle is 25 degrees. The blade is 60mm long, they are hand forged so there’s a little variation. The blade has a distal taper, it is thinner towards the tip. This makes the bevel narrower at the tip to permit a tight concave surface to be carved without chatter. These are intended to be used for finishing cuts, kept super sharp and nick free so you can get a perfect knife finish on your work.

    Please note the tip is very fine and not to be used for prying or drilling as it will likely bend or break.

    Some of the images on this page show the finishing knife along side a Mora 106, this for you to get a clear idea of the comparative size of the blades and bevels.

    £37.00£67.00
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    Micro sloyd knife blade

    Micro sloyd knife – 40mm

    Sorry, out of stock. Next batch in October. Please email me to go on the priority list. Thx.

    By accepting the terms and conditions you are confirming that you are over 18 years old and will supply photo id on request.

    Micro sloyd blade shaped and sharpened by myself using the Hewn and Hone small knife jig. It is available with an elm handle and bark/wood strip sheath or as bare blade for you to handle yourself. The tang is 1/4 inch round bar so fits perfectly into a 6.5mm hole and is secured with epoxy resin glue.

    Made from bearing steel, forged and heat treated by Nic Westermann. I use a Sorby ProEdge to refine the shape, establish the bevels and hone to a scary sharp edge. The bevels are symmetrical and flat with an edge angle of 28 degrees. This blade has a narrow bevels and is designed for carving delicate details and tight concave curves.

    The blade is just 40mm long and though it has a sharp point it is recommended you do not use this to drill or pry, just for cutting in line with the blade.

    Note that one of the images shows it in comparison to the 60mm finishing blade, so you can see the difference.

    £32.00£62.00

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Spoons for Sale

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    Lavascoop – alder & milk paint

    Length: 9cm (3 1/2 inches)
    Bowl width: 4.5cm
    Bowl length: 4.5cm
    Capacity: 1 tablespoon (approx)
    Finish: milk paint and hemp seed oil

    A alder scoop that’s like a mini kuksa. It sits slightly laid back on its base and the bottom of the handle. It’s equally at home living in your coffe caddy or displayed on a kitchen shelf.

    The measure if pretty close to a table spoon. It’s a wee thing but just big enough for a medicinal nip of whisky if you should choose.

    I don’t recommend using for hot drinks – it might be fine but I’ve not done extensive testing and too many expresso may become a problem.

    Please note the blue and white version is called seascoop and you’ll find that elsewhere on this website.

    £30.00
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    Seascoop – alder & milk paint

    Length: 9cm (3 1/2 inches)
    Bowl width: 4.5cm
    Bowl length: 4.5cm
    Capacity: 1 tablespoon (approx)
    Finish: milk paint and hemp seed oil

    A alder scoop that’s like a mini kuksa. It sits slightly laid back on its base and the bottom of the handle. It’s equally at home living in your coffe caddy or displayed on a kitchen shelf.

    The measure if pretty close to a table spoon. It’s a wee thing but just big enough for a medicinal nip of whisky if you should choose.

    I don’t recommend using for hot drinks – it might be fine but I’ve not done extensive testing and too many expresso may become a problem.

    This blue and white version is a companion to the seaspoon and insired by ripples on the beach and in the sea at Llangrannog in Cardigan Bay.

    £30.00

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Dave Cockcroft and his Llangrannog armchair
Dave Cockcroft and his Llangrannog armchair

Chair Making

I make a range of Welsh Stick Chairs. These are made from green wood using traditional techniques and hand tools.