Frenchy's Bushcraft & Wilderness Living Survival Tools

Site last updated on 12 August 2016 

 

Paul's Handmade Custom Knives

 

MADE IN BRITAIN

 

 

"What good does it do a man to gain the riches of this world at the cost of losing his soul in the process."

 

ARTICLES   HANDLE MATERIALS   FEEDBACK   CONTACT

 

Please see the 'NEWS & IMPORTANT INFORMATION' page before contacting me - thank you.

    NEWS & IMPORTANT INFORMATION   

 

The DL1 Mk4

D2 steel 

 

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The Allrounder

D2 & 440c Steel

 

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The Talisman Mk4

D2 Steel and Variants

 

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The Guardian Mk2

D2 steel

 

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The Beaver

D2 steel

 

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The Valiant Mk2

 D2 steel

 

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Traditional Damascus in

1095 Carbon & 15N20 Nickel steels

 

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THE VERY BEST!

Damasteel & RWL-34 steel

 

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KNIVES FOR SALE

 

Raven PK1 Serial #012

NOW SOLD

 

Not sure which knife model would suit your needs?

Click on image for help in making the right choice

 

 

W.S. Dartmoor (CSK185)

Survival Knife

Now with a flat Scandi Grind

 

 

About me

 

Best to know a little about who

you're dealing with...

 

BP Page

 

The following links lead to archived photos of various types of knives I've made, which together with the current models, should provide a fair idea of what is possible with judicious use of material combinations and a bit of artisan flair...     

 

 

LARGE Knives

 

 

 

KNIFE Sets

 

 

SMALL Knives

 

 

    BUSHCRAFT Knives

 

The Links page: LINKS to people I personally had dealings with and am happy to recommend...

 

 

SPECIAL DEDICATION IN MEMORY OF MY BEST FRIEND WHO DIED ON 15TH JULY 2005 FROM LUNG CANCER

 

I have only ever had one very special friend and his name was Dave (Geordie) Lisle. Our friendship was formed during our army service and continued into civilian life as well. We shared many interests and crazy adventures that made us laugh silly. In service, and active service in particular, we shared the various duties and looked out for and covered  one another whenever danger loomed large on active service. We both served at the height of the 'Troubles' where injury, death and devastation was all too common. I'm proud to say that we both served in various roles and time and again, have helped to save lives and cared for the injured under very difficult conditions. 

 

We would have shared many more good times in our later years were it for Dave having been diagnosed with Lung Cancer, from which he died on 15th July 2005, at the age of 54. As his best friend, Dave asked me to write and read his Eulogy during the service, which I managed to do with great difficulty, such was my sorrow and feeling of loss.

 

Our friendship was unconditional, where loyalty and looking out for each other came naturally, in peace and active service. Davey was indeed a true and steadfast special friend, the likes of whom only comes along the once in a lifetime. As I get older my memory has started to let me down, but when it comes to remembering Davey, it's just like it was only yesterday. The passing of time is supposed to heal and lessen the impact of such a great loss and I suppose to many, it would be easy enough to deal with. Perhaps having fallen ill, my constitution is far from being robust as even with the passing of time, the effect of his loss still weighs heavily on me because almost everything I do, Dave would have shared in it. I don't believe that there is an after life, but if there was, Dave would be looking over my shoulder and urging me on to give of my best to all who put their trust in me to do right by them no matter what...

 

 

MY LOGO

 

I have long been stamping my leather work with an eight pointed cross below a bird of prey, using a couple of standard embossing stamps. For quite some time though, I had wanted something more specific and tidy, but procrastination is the thief of time, so it took me a while to fulfill my wish. When it comes to designing a personal Logo, one tries to make it as personally meaningful and distinctive as possible. As British as I am and having proudly served Queen and Country, I am originally of Maltese stock, hence the final rendition of my logo.

 

Although Malta is known as the George Cross Island, it is the eight pointed Cross of the Knights of St. John that is universally recognized as the Maltese Cross. As for the Maltese Falcon, it's place in history is far more meaningful than depicted in the film, The Maltese Falcon. Its origin dates back to when the Knights of St. John were granted Malta as their base, for which they had to pay a token rent of one live Maltese Falcon annually.

  

 

IMPORTANT NOTICE

 

The type of knives I make are all meant to be used as cutting tools by responsible law abiding people during their pursuits, such as Hunting, Buscrafting, Wilderness living etc. within the scope of the Law.

 

In summary, the UK law is as follows:

 

'It is an offence to Have with you without Good reason or Lawful authority in a Public place:

1. An article which has a blade or is sharply pointed.

2. A folding pocket knife, which has a blade with a cutting edge which exceeds 7.62cm (3 inches)'.

 

This is contrary to Section 139 (1) and (6) Criminal Justice Act 1988.

 

Defences:

 

1. It shall be a defence for a person charged with an offence under this section to prove that he had good reason or lawful authority for having an article with him in a public place.

2. It shall also be a defence for a person charged with an offnce under this section to prove that he had the article with him for:

     a. Use at work.

     b. Religious reasons (ie; Sikh)

     c. As part of any national costume (ie; Scotsman's Dirk)

 

Note: This does not include Flick knives, Butterfly knives, Daggers, Bayonets, Swordsticks and isguised knives, which are all offensive weapons per-se. It does include Lock Knives no matter the length of the blade.    

 

I will not knowingly deal with minors, so anyone choosing to deal with me must be at least 18 years of age - no exceptions! Moroever, by choosing to deal with me you're confirming that you are at least 18 years of age or over. If I suspect otherwise I reserve the right to ask for proof of age and/or cease to deal with you.