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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.

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  • Bespoke handmade UK legal folding knives
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East Staffordshire
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Reproduction of an Anglo-Saxon broken-back seax found in the Thames at Fulham

This knife is a historically accurate broken back Seax, based on the Fulham seax found in the Thames, London. The blade is forged from a high carbon steel core with iron outer cladding, a typical construction method in Anglo-Scandinavian knives. The cutting edge is forged from 1095 steel and the historical wrought iron is reclaimed from the original laminated iron window bars from a Tudor building constructed in 1640. The seax has a full through-tang that has been scrolled over at the butt to secure a brass ring. The handle is made from ancient Irish bog oak and Scottish stag antler.