About Chris Cadman
- Hand-forged historical knives and tools
- Bespoke handmade UK legal folding knives
Hand-forged Viking friction folder with English boxwood handle
This knife is a UK legal folding knife that is inspired by Anglo-Saxon and Viking age folding knives found at various archaeological sites around Europe. This particular blade is a forged from 400 year old wrought iron with a fire-welded 1095 carbon steel cutting edge. This was a common construction method (Tylecote Type 1) for Viking age and early medieval knives.
This knife is based on Viking-age folding knives found in Novgorod, but with a wooden handle instead of iron. The English boxwood was locally sourced from Derbyshire, England. The full-flat grind makes this blade easy to keep razor sharp and ideal for whittling and woodworking.