Handcrafted Knives by Sid Jones
An insert between the blade and the handle.
A knife which typically has two symmetrical cutting edges and a scabbard. Historically carried concealed in a boot or sock.
A knife with a symmetrical double edged blade.
Differential heat treatment
A heat-treatment process which gives the blade a harder edge and softer spine. The hamon line is a visible indication of the transition zone between harder and softer regions.
A knife with one or more blades that fold away.
An insert between the blade and the handle, with a protrusion to protect the hand from slipping onto the sharp cutting edge during use.
A visible indication of the transition zone between the harder edge and softer spine of a blade which has been differentially heat-treated.
A knife which typically has one cutting edge and a sheath.
A thin layer between two components of a knife, such as the decorative spacer between the tang and the scales of the handle.
A copper alloy; usually about 60% copper, 20% nickel, 20% zinc. It is so named because of its silvery appearance, but it contains no silver. Also called German silver.
Ornamental ball on the end of a handle. Usually used to secure the handle to the tang.
Pieces attached to each side of the tang of a knife, forming the handle.
Close-fitting cover to hold and protect a sword or dagger; usually made of a rigid material such as wood. The distinction between a scabbard and a sheath is vague; the terms are used somewhat interchangeably.
Close-fitting cover to hold and protect a knife; usually made of a flexible material such as leather. The distinction between a scabbard and a sheath is vague; the terms are used somewhat interchangeably.
The technique used to shape a blade by grinding the metal away, as opposed to shaping it by forging.
An extension of the blade, forming the core of the handle.
- How do I buy a knife from you?
Contact me directly, so that we can both be sure that the knife you want is still available. Full payment is required before delivery.
- Do you take orders?
No. Handcrafted knives are a form of art, and I make purely as a hobbyist, as time allows and as inspiration leads. I do however consider requests for something particular, and will let you know if I make a knife that I think you would like.
- How do I get my knife?
We will discuss a suitable method of delivery.
- Does the price of the knife include delivery costs?
No. The listed price does not include the cost of packaging, delivery or insurance.
- What if my knife gets lost during delivery?
We all sincerely hope that this will never happen! But, after the knife has left my hands, the responsibility is yours.
- What if a wooden handle develops cracks, or a blade rusts?
While every effort is made by me to ensure that all wood, leather, etc are properly treated and stable, natural materials can move. It is important to ensure that knives are well cared for and kept in a suitable environment, to prevent cracking, drying out, rusting of a carbon-steel blade, etc.
- What if I'm dissatisfied?
In the unlikely case of legitimate dissatisfaction, a full refund (less delivery costs) will be made; any irreconcilable issues will be arbitrated by a suitably qualified third party.