Chris Cadman | Products | Birka style Viking friction folder with pattern-welded blade & wrought iron handle. |
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About Chris Cadman

Willslock Forge is a small bladesmithing forge based in Staffordshire, England. I focus on making traditional, durable and beautiful tools using primarily locally sourced and upcyled materials. My main focus is currently on UK legal, hand-forged folding knives. Given the deep history of the local area, I try to incorporate Anglo-Saxon, Viking and Celtic designs into my work. Many of my knives are inspired by or based on archaeological finds from around the British Isles and across Europe.

Further Info

Specialised in
  • Hand-forged historical knives and tools
  • Bespoke handmade UK legal folding knives
Open to the Public?
No
Provides Course / Training
No
Available for Craft Fairs
Available - please ask about pricing

Contact

B5013
East Staffordshire
ST14 8RJ
GB

Birka style Viking friction folder with pattern-welded blade & wrought iron handle.

This knife is a small UK legal folding knife that is inspired by Anglo-Saxon and Viking age folding knives found at various archaeological sites around Europe – especially the iron folding knives found at Birka, Novgorod and Repton.

The 70mm blade is laminated from 32 alternating layers of 1095 & 15N20 carbon steels, and is hollow ground on a grindstone. The handle is forged from antique wrought iron that has been tapered, folded across widthways to perfectly fit the blade and then etched to reveal the grain.