The Dave Lisle (DL1)

- Bushcraft Tool -

Now in its MK 4 version

 

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The DL1 was named after my best friend of all time, Dave (Geordie) Lisle, now deceased. The DL1 was originally made from AISI 52100 Bearing Steel by Brian Sorenson of Denmark. My original design concept was very much influenced by the traditional Woodlore type profile, but I wanted to go somewhat larger all round. I also wanted to get away from the ubiquitous 01 tool steel, hence choosing to use Bearing steel. Over the years I tweaked the DL1 a few times and it's now in its MK4 version and there it'll stay until such time that folk don't ask for it anymore.

 

 

THE DL1 - MK3 and MK4

 

 

Shown is the DL1 MK3 blade atop  my own MK1 bladed knife.

 

The MK3 has a more substantial blade with a longer cutting edge that sweeps upwards towards the point.

 

The MK4 is not too dissimilar to the MK3, except that it has a deeper grind which is meant to make the knife more able to do all the Bushcrafting chores as well as being competent in when it come to more delicate jobs such as food preparation, small game skinning etc.

 

 

The handle shape shown in the MK3 blades is the standard and is meant to fit someone with a large hand. Please note that as with all my knives, the handle profile may vary from knife to knife on account that I might have to reduce the size according to the end user's hand size and/or personal preferences.

 

 

 

 

The DL1 Mk4 dimensions are approximately as follows:

Overall length - 225mm

Blade length - 110mm

Handle length - 115mm

Blade thickness - 4.2mm

Widest part (at Ricasso) - 32mm

Widest part (at start of cutting edge) - 31mm

Widest part (at pommel end) - 33mm

Type of Grind -

Type of Primary Grind: Flat Scandi grind to Zero degree / Slightly Hollow grind to Zero degree as is or with a Secondary bevel.

Pin holes - 3 (Plain Brass pins or Mosaic pins) Brass Lanyard Hole - 1

 

Handle materials: According to personal preferences from a selection offered on here

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Sheath configuration: Standard British type made from 3-4mm thick natural Veg tanned leather dyed to compliment the knife and/or according to personal preferences. A Firesteel loop may be added if preferred. An adjustable extension loop may also be added if required. This adjustable extension loop helps give more freedom of movement and make the knife more accessible when wearing long coats.

 

NB: ALL DIMENSIONS ARE APPROXIMATE AS NO TWO KNIVES ARE EXACTLY THE SAME AND PARTICULARLY SO IN THE HANDLE AREA. ALL OF MY KNIFE HANDLES ARE PROFILED ACCORDING TO THE END USERS STATED HAND SIZE; BE IT SMALL, MEDIUM OR LARGE.

 

 

Last of the MK3 Version which a good friend of mine now has.

Sheath has the adjustable extension loop but no Firesteel loop.

 

 

DL1 Mk3 in Black Buffalo horn for

M. Watson's of the USA MK3 DL1 complete with a matching Firesteel. The Sheath has the Firesteel loop and adjustable extension loop.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I own this knife - it's a MK1 in RWL34 by Jesper B Nielsen

 

I own this knife - it's a MK1 in RWL34 by Jesper B Nielsen

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Talisman Mk4 (top) together with a DL1 (bottom)

 

 

 

NB: As these knives are individually hand made, sizes given are approximate. Some minor variations between knives are to be expected, especially in the handle area as I contour each knife's handle in accordance with each end user's stated hand size.

 

 

 

DL1 MK1 - PROTOTYPES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The knife on the left was the very first knife I named DL1 and as I meant to to keep it for myself I wanted to make it a bit different to normal offerings. The handle material is Corian, which lends itself admirably to a two tone handle configuration.

 

The knife on the right was one of a batch of five DL1's that Jesper B. Nielsen made for me in RWL 34. Unfortunately he didn't stick to my original specifications, which prompted me to find someone else to make my MK1 DL1 blades. Right up to the MK3, my friend and superb smithy Brian Sorenson made them all. A great shame that he fell seriously ill and could no longer continue in his trade.

 

As of February 2014, I decided to make my own blades and therefore I was able to re-introduce the DL1 in its MK4 version made from D2 steel.  

 

 

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The DL1 -Mk4

in

4mm thick D2 Sheffield steel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DL1 KNIFE BASIC PRICE + AVAILABLE EXTRAS

STANDARD KNIFE PRICE

OPTIONAL EXTRAS

IF REQUIRED

 

KNIFE COMPLETE WITH ONE OF THE STANDARD HANDLE MATERIAL FROM THIS LIST WITH BRASS PINS and BRASS TUBE LANYARD HOLE and a STANDARD FIXED BELT LOOP FULL SIZE SHEATH

 

 

 

145

 

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

 

 

INTEGRATED FIRESTEEL LOOP

 

5

MATCHING FIRESTEEL

 

10

MATCHING CERAMIC ROD SHARPENER

 

10

ADJUSTABLE BELT EXTENSION LOOP AND 'D' RING

 

5

MOSAIC PINS instead of Brass/Cooper/Steel pins

 

5

*** Please add 10.00 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 17 towards p&p for non-standard UK and Overseas Destinations.

 

NB: The DL1 Mk4 blades are only available in 4mm thick D2 steel.

 

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