I am a knife maker based in Cockpit Arts, South London.
I work alone and don't produce large volumes but try to release work in little batches about once a month. All of my available work is listed on my shop page.
If you'd like to keep an eye on what I have in the pipeline, I try to keep my Instagram page updated with progress in the stories.
I make hand forged blades using carbon steels known for their durability and edge retention and I fit them with handles made from native timbers sourced from family run sawmills in England. I am inspired by principles of heirloom design to make quality tools which, when cared for, will last for many years.
Feel free to reach out if you have any questions.
I hadn't thought much about knives at all before 2010 when I had a chance encounter with a hobbyist maker in the US. That meeting left me curious. I was drawn to the idea of making something so utilitarian but with no background in craft or making of any kind I had no idea how to get started and looked to books and online forums for guidance.
By 2016 I had made a few rudimentary knives with hand tools and forged a single knife on one-day course with Owen Bush.
In January 2018 I moved to Scotland to undertake a City and Guilds level 2 qualification in Forgework. This was my foundational introduction to forging. Knife making was not part of the curriculum but completing the course gave me the confidence I needed to apply for work in the field.
I then spent three years working for Blenheim Forge making their Japanese influenced kitchen knives. Everything I know now, from heat treating to handle finishing, is built on what I learned with them. Working at Blenheim Forge gave me the opportunity to develop my own work out of hours and pushed me further to make the high-performance knives I make today.
In September 2020 I was delighted to recieve the Cockpit Arts/Newby Trust Craft Excellence Award. I have since been working full time from my own workshop in Cockpit Arts, Deptford.
(photographs: Rob Logan)