Loewen 1040 Pocket Knife

Loewen Pocket Knife 1040

The smaller version of the Loewen 1047 pocket knife, the 1040 pocket knife measures 15.5 cm open, compared to the 1047 which measures 17 cm open. The blade of the 1040 pocket knife is 6.5 cm long, which is 1 cm shorter than the 1047 pocket knife.

Hand made in Solingen, Germany by C. Lutters, Loewen brand pocket knives have flat grind, spear point blades. and are available with carbon steel or stainless blades. The pocket knives have steel handle liners with polished Bubinga wood handle scales.

Carbon steel pocket knives will hold a longer lasting cutting edge than stainless steel. Carbon steel pocket knives need to be cleaned and oiled after use to prevent corrosion. If not cleaned, the knife will gradually develop a grey / black patina over time. Light surface corrosion can be removed with fine emery cloth or sandpaper.

Loewen 1040 Pocket Knife

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Loewen Messer Pocket Knife 1047

Loewen Pocket Knife 1047

Hand made in Solingen, Germany by C. Lutters, the Loewen brand 1047 pocket knife has a 7.5 cm, flat grind, spear point blade. Available with carbon steel or stainless blade the pocket knife has steel handle liners with polished Bubinga wood handle scales.

Carbon steel is preferrable in pocket knives for long lasting edge holding properties. To preserve a shiny finish on the blade, carbon steel pocket knives need to be cleaned and oiled after use to prevent corrosion. If not cleaned, the knife will gradually develop a grey / black patina over time. Light surface corrosion can be removed with fine emery cloth or sandpaper.

Loewen 1047 Pocket Knife

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Sheffield Lamb Foot Pocket Knife

Arthur Wright Lambfoot Pocket Knife

Hand made in Sheffield by A. Wright & Son Ltd. the lambfoot pocket knife model 31 has a 2.8 inch, flat grind, mirror polished, C70 carbon steel blade. With its perfectly straight cutting edge and rounded tip, the lamb foot shaped blade makes an ideal work knife. As it is designed for hard use, the knife has a suitably strong back spring which holds the blade firmly open.

The pocket knife is also available in a basic version with rosewood handle and less highly polished blade. To preserve a shiny finish on the blade, carbon steel knives need to be cleaned and oiled after use to prevent corrosion. If not cleaned, the knife will gradually develop a grey / black patina over time. Light surface corrosion can be removed with fine emery cloth or sandpaper.

Lambfoot Pocket Knife Buffalo Horn Handle

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Eye Witness Sheffield Barlow Pocket Knife Hardwood Handle

 

Video Overview of Taylors Eye Witness Barlow Pocket Knife Hardwood Handle

 
   
   

The Barlow pocket knife is a 300 year old design, originating in Sheffield, England. The pocket knife was a low cost work tool for farmers and manual workers. Taylors Eye Witness, Sheffield continues this long tradition of making reliable, no frills work knives. The Eye Witness Barlow pocket knife has a 2.5 inch, clip point, flat grind, stainless blade.

The steel handle liners are fitted with durable, hardwood handle scales. The stainless handle bolster is approximately one third of the length of the handle to give added strength to the blade pivot.

The flat surface of the stainless handle bolster is suitable for engraving initials or a memorable date, making an ideal mens gift for special occasions.

Barlow Pocket Knife

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Robert Klaas Blue Canoe Damascus Blade Pocket Knife

Limited Edition Blue Canoe Damascus Blade Pocket Knife

Video – Acknowledgements to Stefan Schmalhaus

Canoe pocket knives are named after the boat shaped handle and contain 1 large blade and a small blade. The curved shape of the handle bolsters provide an ergonomic finger guard with the blade open and also encase the edges of the blade tang with the blades closed. This gives a smooth rounded outer profile for pocket carry with no sharp edges.

The Robert Klaas limited edition, damascus blade Canoe pocket knife is fitted with blue wave pattern celluloid acrylic handle scales, which plays on the water based, canoe theme. The knife is hand made in Solingen Germany by Robert Klaas Knives.

The blade steel is small roses pattern, 300 layer, stainless damascus manufactured by Marcus Balbach, Germany. DSC stainless or ‘Damask Steel Super Clean’ is a registered trademark of Marcus Balbach. This extremely fine and pure steel contains up to 19% chromium, with a final hardness of 59-62 HRC.

Production of the Blue Canoe pocket knife was limited to 250 serial numbered pieces. Each pocket knife is supplied in a gift tin with a certificate of authenticity.

Robert Klaas Blue Canoe Damascus Blade pocket Knife

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2014 New Improved Byrd Tern Folding Knife

2014 New Improved Byrd Tern BY23GP Folding Pocket Knife

The new, improved version of the Byrd Tern BY23G folding pocket knife is manufactured by a different supplier than the earlier production runs according to Spyderco which markets the Byrd brand of knives. The Byrd Tern is a medium size, UK legal carry pocket knife, with a 2.8 inch long blade and lightweight G10 handle.

Compared to the initial version of the knife, the latest 2014 incarnation has a much higher standard of finish. This is evident in the seamless fit between the open blade tang and the back spring, the pin sharp bevel lines on the blade and the near mirror polish of the flat grind blade.

The main improvement in the latest Byrd Tern folding knife is the use of a much stronger back spring. The knife now requires considerable force to close the blade, making it much safer to use in everyday cutting situations. The halfway closing safety stop can also be relied upon when closing the blade with one hand, to prevent finger entrapment.

New Byrd Tern BY23GP Folding Knife

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2014 Spyderco UK Penknife with New Back Spring

2014 Spyderco UK Penknife c94PBK with New Stronger Back Spring

The 2014 version of the Spyderco UK Penknife C94PBK, folding knife includes the new stronger, 2 pronged back spring. The blade is much harder to close than earlier versions of the UK Penknife lightweight and has a halfway closing safety stop.

The 7.4 cm long, 2.5 mm thick, flat grind, CTS-BD1 steel blade has a one hand opening thumb hole, with non slip, thumb ramp and finger choil jimping. The knife handle is lightweight FRN with side changeable, wire pocket clip.

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New Spyderco Knives Dogtag Folding Pocket Knife C188ALTI

New Spyderco Knives Dogtag Folding Pocket Knife Dog Tag C188ALTI

The Spyderco Dog Tag folding knife is designed by custom knife maker, Serge Panchenko and measures only 2 inches closed. The small size, UK legal carry pocket knife is suitable as a premium keyring knife or neck chain knife.

The 1.2 inch, stone wash finish, chisel grind, S30V steel blade is 3 mm thick and is held open by a ball-bearing detent and titanium back spacer.

New Spyderco Knives Dogtag Folding Pocket Knife Dog Tag C188ALTI

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A. Wright Sheffield Carbon Steel Folding Knives

A. Wright Carbon Steel Pocket Knife – Cutting Test

A. Wright pocket knives are hand made in Sheffield, England with a high standard of quality control at each step of the process. The blades of A. wright pocket knives are made of extremely hard steel, as the cutting test demonstrates. With a price point below £25 including VAT and UK delivery, the A. Wright carbon steel folding pocket knives represent excellent value for money.

From new, the knife is sharp enough to make a fairly clean cut through a sheet of 80 GSM white paper. Cutting an aluminium soft drink can in half is easy and does not make the knife blunt. Immediately after cutting through an aluminium drinks can, and without re-sharpening the blade, it is still possible to make a fairly clean cut through a sheet of 80 GSM paper.

The only drawback with a hard blade steel such as this, is the slight difficulty when it comes to re-sharpening the blade. In this case, sharpening the blade is made even harder by the curved shape of the edge. Blades with a straight cutting edge such as the Lambfoot design are much easier to sharpen.

When choosing a work knife, one of the main considerations is the ability to maintain a sharp cutting edge after lengthy use.

A. Wright Carbon Steel Folding Knives Sheffield

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2 Blade Folding Work Knives Part 2

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Eye Witness 2 Blade Lambfoot Pocket Knife Hardwood Handle

The hardwood handle version of the 2 blade Eye Witness, Lambfoot folding pocket knife is hand made in Sheffield, England. Lambfoot folding pocket knives have been made in Sheffield, South Yorkshire and used by Yorkshire sheep farmers for hundreds of years. The traditional Sheffield folding work knife has a rounded tip with a straight cutting edge. The difference between Lamb Foot and Sheep Foot blade shapes is down to the width of the blade, with Sheep Foot design being wider.

Due to manufacturing complexity, 2 blade pocket knives such as this are rarely found. The blades need to be fitted so that there is no blade play and at the same time remain easy to open. The finished pocket knife needs to have a smooth profile where the 2 springs meet the blades, without any rough edges in closed and open positions.

The Eye Witness, Sheffield 2 blade lambfoot pocket knife contains a 2.75 inch lambfoot blade paired with a 1.9 inch spear point blade. Both blades are 2 mm thick, flat grind, stainless steel.

Eye Witness 2 Blade Lambfoot Pocket Knife Hardwood Handle

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