Steel you can Trust

Ashbourne, United Kingdom · 195 Sales


Steel you can Trust

Ashbourne, United Kingdom 195 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars

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Last updated on Sep 30, 2015

Antediluvian Forged steel and Wargear
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Philip Brown

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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars

roymacnett on Aug 22, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

In the interest of furthering my understanding of the nature of a traditional blackjack, I ever so lightly conked myself on the head with this one, and it really really really hurt. I confirm all the praise the maker described it with, save for describing it as non lethal... I can't imagine getting a real thump with it. Also, the grain and finish are beautiful.


jasonselby2 on Aug 5, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

How to start to review this Knife and knife maker? First, if you are looking for a knife that is just for show and will never be used than this is not what you are looking for. The blades that wolf man creates demand use, the tougher the better. I bought a tracker blade, pretty sure it is now up on his website as the example, and could not be more pleased. Wolf man keep in touch throughout the forging process and asked for as well as being receptive to any ideas in the crafting of the blade. This knife is approx 15" long tip to butt of hilt and 1/4" thick on the spine, Not Your Grandmoms, camping knife, but great heft and feel. Taking it camping, sharp enough for widdling and tough enough to chop light fire wood. Have to admit it is one of my favorite guilty pleasures.

Andreas Kis

Andreas Kis on Jul 16, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Great looking mask, shipped in no time and Wolf Man is very helpful, answering any questions you have. Definitely recommend this buyer!

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The riddle of Steel

The relationship between the Smith and the steel must be a close one if the creation is to have spirit. When working on a blade for long periods of time, hand forging, filing and sanding, polishing and cutting, the object receives my intent on a cellular level through the constant contact.
Forging steel can be hazardous; burns, UV radiation, toxic fumes and metal dust are all occupational hazards. For me this is the deal you agree to as a creator and Blacksmith. All creation demands sacrifice, so it is no small thing to bring new life into existence, even if that new life is a sword or a knife.
This feeling of life or "spirit" is impossible for manufacturing companies to capture, with no disrespect intended, their knives are soulless.

The amount of metallurgical and technical knowledge required to forge good, reliable knives is extensive, and few customers have the time to research what they are buying.
This is understandable, but is leading to a decline in craftsmanship as the cheaply manufactured "damascus" and improperly forged blades drown the market. When you have a question about how a blade will perform, I can answer your questions with easily verified facts and information about the steels I use and the methods I employ.
This is the difference between a competent smith and an incompetent one. Knowledge of their craft and the versatility to help the customer understand what is going on behind the scenes.

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  • Philip Brown

    Owner, Artificer, Blacksmith

    I am a self taught Blacksmith with a passion for crafting every aspect of my items independently. For me the whole reason behind my work is to craft "magic" items, creations which have a certain power about them.

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Last updated on July 20, 2016

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No knife sales to under 18's, no exceptions!
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Refunds and Exchanges
No refunds, No returns.
All of my blades do however come with a lifetime guarantee and free repairs or replacement upon receiving the broken or damaged blade back.
Any misuse of the blade that was not covered in the initial commission brief is not covered however. If you want a knife that can be thrown or batoned, it is a very different heat treatment to a knife that just cuts like a straight razor. Please be specific about the knife's intended use in your order.