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ANTIQUE WROUGHT IRON

Handforged from Reclaimed Materials

THE BEGINNING

The historic process of puddling and forming the iron into bars creates small inclusions of impurities that would traditionally make it less desirable. When polished and etched in a certain way, the impurities and heterogeneous carbon content reveals itself like a river; in bold, nuanced wood grain pattern running through the iron.

 

To my eye, this is staggeringly beautiful. To use something that is so old, discarded, and reveal such natural beauty within the material...

 

The antique wrought iron alone does not hold sufficient carbon to be made into a cutting edge, so I use the process of fire welding to create a laminated construction.

 

A modern steel core for the cutting edge and an iron cladding.

 

The best of both worlds.

"Not only a skilled knife maker, his customer services are on another level"

"The knife has not only been hand made to look beautiful, it is the easiest knife I have worked with. My intention was to carry on using everyday chefs knife for the bulk of my work and to use this every now and then but I am actually using it most of the day every day. Five months on and it is still like new.

 

Richard has been fantastic at staying in touch and provided lots of advise on maintaining the knife.

 

He is not only a skilled knife maker, his customer services are on another level."

- Sam Mousawi, LONDON/UK

Utility kitchen knife made with laminated wrought iron and 4000 year old bog oak, as used by Sam Mousawi @ Park Road Kitchen

"This knife will be handed down in our family from one generation to the next"

 

-PATRICIA, MASSACHUSETTS/USA

Antique Wrought Iron Lamination Spec:

This process is very different to my other knives, requiring more time and materials, but as a starting point all will include:

  • Antique Wrought Iron Cladding with etch/polish cycles
  • High Carbon Steel Core
  • Brass or copper bolster and pin
  • Choice of locally sourced English hardwood handles

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Hi, I’m Richard!

  • I am passionate about sourcing food locally, which partly inspires my hand forged, upcycled kitchen knives
  • I've always loved to cook. I'm someone who gets excited by bizarre things like purple sprouting broccoli and freshly baked bread, but I have never been a chef
  • I love to travel, mostly for food
  • My workshop is based in the heart of Shropshire, England
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Antique Wrought Iron Laminated Steel Kitchen Knife

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