These beautiful and versatile wooden knives are a great gift and make a perfect partner to our wood and resin river serving boards. Each knife is unique and may feature different woods depending on availability. Each one is handmade using offcuts from other projects.
The examples shown in the photos are made from Oak with a Sapele handle. Each handle is pinned using a hardwood dowel. If you have a particular combination of wood that you would like or have a specific knife shape in mind, then please let us know below, and we will either find you one from stock or we can make bespoke product. So far we have made a wide variety from classic bowie to seax knives, clip points to drop points, kukris to camp knives and the ever popular chef’s knife: if you have seen us at a show then you may have also seen our “cheese sword” modelled on a crusader dagger.
Surprisingly sharp and useful they are the perfect knife for our wood & resin serving boards as they will not mark the resin. They will cut cake easily and the large size are perfect to double as a serving utensil. We often use ours to cut cake, cheese and even pizza! Easily sharpened and cared for they are a great gift for that difficult to buy for person!
Ever since we developed them, they are one of our best sellers and are a great talking point at every show we attend: now this is your opportunity to buy one direct from us.
Unless you make a custom request we will send you one of our large knives selected at random from those in stock.
The blade length of a large knife is between 24 and 28 cm, a medium knife is between 18 and 24 cm and a small is between 14 and 18 cm
We also make smaller knives listed separately (when in stock) if you would prefer. The blade will be either Oak, Beech or Maple and the handle will be in a contrasting darker wood (either mahogany, sapele, utile or walnut). Every knife is finished with a food safe oil that makes cleaning and aftercare easy.
Please note these are not toys.
Whenever possible in Lifetimber products I use second life timber that has had a previous life as something else, is reclaimed or salvaged or often was waste or offcuts from another project or woodworker. Most of the wood that I use is reclaimed or offcut hardwoods that are naturally slow growing. This timber is always beautiful and often has character that means it was hard for others to use. I always work with the natural beauty of the wood, highlighting, celebrating and enhancing the natural flaws, knots and patina.
The core philosophy of Lifetimber’s process is to minimise waste: I try to make use of every ounce of wood that comes into my workshop, even the sawdust! By considering a Lifetimber product, you will be helping rescue gorgeous wood from an ignominious end.
Obviously, wood is a natural product and Lifetimber celebrates that: if you are looking for conformity, repeatability and laser cut precision then you are probably looking at the wrong product…. but you have read this far! I therefore encourage you to consider a unique Lifetimber product for all the beauty and joy that it will bring.
If you like what you see and have read, but are after a bespoke commission or customised product, then please get in contact with your requirements and I will see what I can do!
Pete – firstname.lastname@example.org