THE BEAVER

 

A traditional Compact knife for the Canny outdoorsman...

 

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LARGE KNIVES   SMALL KNIVES   BUSHCRAFT KNIVES   KNIFE SETS

 

 

Beaver in swirly Thuya Burl

 

Rene Hawkes little Beaver in Cocobolo

 

 

 Steve Boulter's Beaver in stunning Thuya Burl

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Beaver in Pale Ivory paper Micarta

 

 

The design concept behind the Beaver is compactness but still handy to do most Bushcraft type jobs and then some. There's nothing delicate about the Beaver as it's 4mm thick D2 steel and the handle still provides for a safe and comfortable grip. If one wants a compact knife that's easily carried or stashed away in one's backpack, then the Beaver is ideal.

 

I'm an advocate of small knives for small jobs and large knives for large jobs, the Beaver is an ideal knife to pair up with one of my larger Bushcraft models; namely the DL1, Allrounder and even the Talisman

 

 

The Beaver specifications are as follows:

 

Overall length - 190mm

Cutting edge - 75mm

Blade thickness - 4mm

Certified British Sheffield AISI D2  Steel.

 

BEAVER KNIFE PRICING + AVAILABLE EXTRAS

STANDARD KNIFE PRICE

OPTIONAL EXTRAS

IF REQUIRED

 

STANDARD KNIFE COMES AS FOLLOWS:

STANDARD HANDLE MATERIAL FROM THIS LIST. CHOICE OF FIBRE LINER COLOURS.

PINS AND LANYARD TUBE IN BRASS OR STAINLESS STEEL.

SHEATH IS MADE FROM VEG TAN AND DYED AS REQUESTED. PATTERN IS BASED ON A BRITISH BUSHCRAFT DESIGN THAT HAS A FIXED BELT LOOP TO ACCOMMODATE A 2" BELT.

 

 

 

 

£95

 

PRICE OF EACH INDIVIDUAL EXTRA TO BE ADDED TO BASIC KNIFE COST

 

 

INTEGRATED FIRESTEEL LOOP

 

 £5

MATCHING FIRESTEEL

 

£10

       6 SIDED HARDENED ALLOY FIRESTEEL STRIKER   £2.50

MATCHING CERAMIC ROD SHARPENER

 

£10

ADJUSTABLE BELT EXTENSION LOOP AND 'D' RING

 

£10

MOSAIC PINS instead of Brass/Cooper/Steel pins

 

£5

*** Please add £8.50 to above prices towards p&p to standard UK addresses. Knife sent via Royal Mail Special Delivery - Insured and next day delivery by 1pm.

 

*** Please add £15 towards p&p for non-standard UK and Overseas Destinations.

 

NB: The BEAVER  is only available in 4mm thick D2 steel.

 

PRICING AND KNIFE BUILD OPTIONS

 

 

 

TWO TYPICAL EXAMPLES OF BEAVER SHADOW KNIFE SETS

 

 

 

 

The Shadow's Sheath is a standard British type with Firesteel loop, while the Beaver's sheath is a neck sheath, but can also be worn on the belt. 

 

 

 MY OWN - or used to be - SHADOW BEAVER SET WITH PUKKA WOOD HANDLE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is (was) my Teal Pukka wood handled Shadow/Beaver set. The handle has three Mosaic pins and a brass lanyard tube. Fibre liners are in yellow to provide contrast. The top of the handles are adorned with file work. The Piggyback type Sheath is in 3.5mm veg tan black dyed leather.    

 

 

 

This set in Black Buffalo horn with Mosaic pins belongs to D. Wallbank and this is what he had to say:

 

Hi Paul,
Received the Shadow/Beaver set that you made for me today, They looked good in the pictures on the website but they are absolutely fantastic in the flesh and the sheath is superb as well. I could not be more pleased with them and would like to thank you for your superb workmanship it has been a pleasure to deal with you and I would like to think that  all being well I could order another knife in the not to distant future. Thank you.
David.

 

 

SHADOW / BEAVER SET +++

 

 

 

A full matching Shadow / Beaver set including Firesteel and Ceramic Sharpening rod in separate leather pouch.

 

 

This Desert Ironwood handled set bound for the USA comes with a Piggyback Sheath and two individual Sheaths plus three matching Firesteels. The request was for plain workmanlike Sheaths, which in this case take nothing away from the knives.

 

Hello, I received the knives and sheaths this afternoon. They are truly beautiful, I'm looking forward to using them.  I appreciate all the work you have put into them.  It obvious from the quality of the workmanship that this is not just a hobby for you but a labor of love.

Thank you very much

 

Marlin

 

 

This Bubinga/Antler combination handled set turned out very nice indeed and the response was very favourable, which pleased me no end.

 

"Hi Paul, have received the Knives. I am so pleased with the brilliant job you have done. Thank you for the care information.

Thank you again.

Stephanie

 

 

Alan's Shadow/Beaver set in Buffalo Horn

 

This one is for a fellow ex-serviceman who is an inspiration to all who know him.

 

 

Nick's Shadow/Beaver set in Desert Ironwood

 

Piggyback Sheath and also a Firesteel and Ceramic sharpener pouch, all in Antique dye finish. With this set there are also two individual sheaths for, one for each knife.

 

 

Shadow/Beaver set on Desert Ironwood

for Will Spender

 

Paul Pritchard's Shadow/Beaver set in Thuya burl

Shadow/Beaver set in Thuya burl, but cut more for the swirls

 as opposed to being spotified.

 

Gordon's Shadow/Beaver set in Black Buffalo horn in Black leather Piggyback Sheath

 

Glynn's Shadow/Beaver set in Black Buffalo horn in Oxblood finish Piggyback Sheath

 

John Gillespie Shadow/Beaver set

 

Michael Casserly Shadow/Beaver set in

Stabilised Masur Birch

 

Jim Harback Shadow Beaver Set

in Desert Ironwood

 

 

MY OWN SHADOW&BEAVER SET

 

This is my own Beaver Shadow set with a nicely figured Wenge hardwood handle over red fibre liners. The handle is secured with three 6.5mm Mosaic pins and a 6mm Lanyard brass tube.

 

The Sheath is of the Piggy Back style with a standard belt loop.

 

Shadow in Masur Birch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shadow & Beaver in Oak Burl

 

This is a father and son set, so the Beaver is to be worn on left and the Shadow on the right.

 

 

SHADOW IN BLACK BUFFALO HORN

 

 

This is the last of the 01 tool steel Shadows and it went to

Cedric Tain who lives in France

 

This is what he had to say via e-mail -

 

hello paul, milles culpes to not answer you before but the computer is not mine sorry, i have received the knife without problem, thank you very much your work is so beautifull it is a piece of art and the knife take a good place in my hand i am so happy!!!! thank you very very much and continue like this to make custumers happy like me; i appologie for not speaking english very well and saying my emotions like i would like to tell you thank you very much again.
kind regards
cedric 

 

SHADOW / BEAVER SET IN D2 STEEL

 

 

These have been handled in Maple Burr with Mosaic pins.

 

This set is in Elm Burl

 

Hello Paul,

 

I recieved my knives today and i am very pleased with them, i have showed them to my father inlaw and he thinks they're a fantastic knife set and wondered if you could possibly make him one the same but with both the fire steel and ceramic rod built into the case. If thats possible then please let me know he can send you a payment straight away thats if your not to busy. Thanks again for my knife set i love it and its exactly what i wanted.

 

Regards - Will

 

SHADOW / BEAVER SET IN D2 STEEL

 

 

These have been handled with Thuya Burl and Mosaic pins.

 

Hi Paul,

 

Got the knives......... 

 

In a word Stunning! You really did the business with the two knives, they are immaculate! I am so pleased as they are a sight to behold. The wood detailing is mesmerising, pretty much 3 dimensional. The mosaic pins have so much intricate detail; a work of art.

 

The shadow is coming with me on a wild camp in the Lakes very soon; can't wait.

 

Thank you so much for the oil too that was very generous of you and I am very grateful.

 

If you have time and space to put this in your list of testimonials that would be great too; could even send you some very micro images of the detail (I'm a very proud owner

 

Many thanks! Mark
 

 

This twin set is in Buffalo Horn

 

 

This twin set is also in Buffalo Horn

 

 

Another nice set in Buffalo Horn set

 

 

This one went to W. A. father in law and his feedback is down to earth and obviously heartfelt! Praise indeed - I love it! 

Hello Paul,

 

Thank you knives have been received……..

Words from my father in laws mouth Wow they’re the dogs bollocks, they are very nice knives and he is over the moon with them. Thank you again

 

Regards ll

 

 

 

 

 

This is the last of the 01 Tool steel Beaver which I handled with Thuya burl, originally for myself...

 

And yes, the handle is really that highly figured and even more stunning in real life.

 

 

Please note that as these knives are individually hand made, all measurements stated must be considered as approximate and some minor variations from blade to blade and knife to knife are to be expected as no two knives are ever the same!

 

Also... Handles made from natural materials will often vary in form and finish, especially in the case of Burl wood, antler and horn. Moreover, minor voids and other irregularities are inherent in natural materials and such imperfections are what gives knives there unique look and character.