Here is a video which shows how I build a knife. The entire process has been condensed into 30 minutes.
In all probability I will be closing my Etsy shop due to the high service charges they have been imposing.
The only way to buy a knife from me is via this website.
I am working on a large mixed batch of Classic, Camp and Wasp knives.
These will be ready late August. I will post an update here shortly before they are ready.
The knives and leatherwork are all totally hand built, so your patience is appreciated.
Currently not taking orders but building knives for sale on this website
How to buy a Jacklore knife?
Well for some time now I have had the note saying "Not currently taking orders" But I get many requests daily saying will I accept an order.
No I am no longer taking orders. I prefer to build my knives and work without the pressure that an order book places on me.
Not taking Orders means for me:
Less pressure for me, Less emails, I get to build the knives I want to build with the materials I have in stock. Ultimately this means I may be able to produce more knives, earn a little more money and satisfy a few more customers, and possible even have a few days off here and there!
In other words it gives me a better quality of life. A happy knife maker is a good knife maker!
Please bear in mind that upto now I have been building these knives in small batches. I have never been a large producer, and my average output has only ever been 2 to 3 knives per week. I like to get up close and personal with each knife build carefully grinding each knife blade and shaping each handle by hand and eye. Please also understand that I have a few minor disabilities (due to a legacy of a brain tumour that I suffered a few years ago) and this is another reason for my low output.
So How can I buy a knife?
I hope to have knives for sale here regularly.
The knives are listed at random times so everyone will get a fair chance. I believe I cannot be fairer than that given my current circumstances. Demand is high with customers from around the world and I am just a one man band doing the best I can!
Many thanks for reading this.