Sheffield made pocket knife
It’s not very often one get’s the privilege of witnessing a master craftsman taking a block of wood and a raw stainless steel blade, and working them into a beautiful pocket knife.
Our hometown is Sheffield, UK and for those of you who don’t know; Sheffield is famous for it’s knife making heritage which dates back over 300 years. It only seemed fitting to collaborate with a local artisan to create a beautiful outdoor pocket knife.
It was such an interesting day, and so inspiring to see the full creative process so I thought I’d share some shots from the workshop
This is Steve. A more pleasant man you shall not meet. He was so good at explaining each stage of the process to me. Steve made his first knife when he was 9 years old. His dad was a furniture maker, but dabbled with knife making too (like you do) and showed him the basics. This lit a spark in Steve which never went out. Steve has now been making beautiful pocket knives for over 30 years.
The knife handle is crafted from these simple blocks of Forestry Stewardship Council (FSC) approved solid oak.
It was amazing to experience to craftsmanship from start to finish and to understand just how much work, time and skill goes into creating each one.
A handful of our Flame Pocket Knives are available from The Level Collective online shop.