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. Instead I hope to have my own shopping cart available on this website shortly.
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 a number of months now I have had the note saying "Not currently taking orders" But I get many requests daily saying will I accept an order, or am I taking orders, so let me try and make things more clear for you.
No I am no longer taking orders. Will you accept orders in the future? I don't know. I can't answer that.
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?
The only way currently to purchase a knife from me is via my Etsy shop. I aim to have a minimum of 3 knives for sale there every week (where possible). 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.
Many thanks for reading this.
Below is a button which will link you to my Etsy shop.