Bespoke knife design and manufacture. Involves small-scale metal forging and tempering, hand carving of wood, antler, bone, horn and metals, handsewn leatherwork.
Verified by Make Works Scotland August 2013
|Location||Isle of Skye, Islands|
Typical clients are individuals need to make historical reproductions and props. A basic understanding of the process is fine, and ideally come with budget, timeline and idea of what you want to do. Some legal restrictions on blade size/shape. I also currently have some size limitations due to forge and tempering oven. No facilities available currently, given insurance costs.
|Turnaround Time||12 Weeks +|
|Production Access||By appointment|
|File Types||pdf, jpeg, sketches|
MaterialsLeather Hardwood Copper Carbon Steels Goat Horn Bone and Antler Brass
ProcessesCarving Etching Forging Pattern Welding Tempering Clay Tempering of Steels Show more
MachinesForge Tempering Oven
Video: Make Works visits Skye Knives on the Isle of Skye
Born on Skye, Jake learned knifemaking from his father. He became a knifemaker to use his art/craft skills to make a (small) living on the island. He developed interests in forging and metallurgy to experiment with historical blade-forms, which also suits his interests in hand-carving and using local wood/antler/bone/horn for fittings.