The Yorkshire oak is sourced mainly from the woodland area of Bawtry in Doncaster. Does well to be oiled with teak oil every now and again. It will turn darker brown over time with use due to the oils from your hand.
Derbyshire cherry wood is sourced from the Buxton area. It has a golden blond colour with a fine grain that has subtle red hints to it. These knives are satin finished and can be kept clean and bright with an occaisional wipe with teak oil.
Bocote wood is a native wood to Mexico. It's colours range from dark brown to golden orange. It's grain pattern offers lots of swirls and dark lines making an eye catching pattern. These handles are satin finished and does well to be oiled occasionally.
Yorkshire walnut is sourced from Adwick-le-Street in Doncaster. It comes from a 150 year old tree that had to be felled due to half of the tree becoming unsafe due to rot. English walnut is fairly rare in itself, but this is a very limited supply, so once it is gone there will be no more of this available. it is light brown in colour with darker brown grain lines.
Black palm wood has a light brown body with dark fibres running trough it. Sourced from Africa and tropical Asia, it is very durable and resistant to wear. It polishes to a high gloss and offers an eye catching handle.
Rosewood is a traditional knife handle material. Colours range from brown to red with dark brown bands. It polishes to a high gloss do to it's tight grain.
Buffalo horn is a traditional handle material. It polishes to a high sheen and offers colours of browns, greens, and is sometimes flecked with white.
Ram's horn offers a very eye catching handle. Colours range from golden yellow to brown, often with red flecks. It polishes to a high sheen and has good wear resistance.
Brass. The brass liners are stamped out using a press. The holes are drilled using the required template for the pattern of knife. The brass for the bolsters are cut to size and soldered on ready foe the handle maerial to be matched on and pinned. Brass wire is also used for the pinning on.
Blades. The blade is stamped out from a sheet uing a power press. The pivot hole is then drilled, followed by the nail nick which is pressed in using a fly press. The maker's mark is then stamped in using a hand stamp. The blades then go for heat treatment where it is hardened and tempered to the required hardness. The blade is then ground and satin finished ready for assembly.
Springs. The production of springs is a similar process to that of the blades. Blanks are punched out from a sheet and then the holes are drilled with the inside edge cleaned and ready for heat treatment. The hardness is a little softer than the blades enabling the sping to bend with the movement of opening and closing of the blade.
Damascus steel. Forged in Sheffield in the original forge at Portland Works which dates back to the 1870s. The steel is made up of layers of EN42J and 15N20. Once heat treated and ground, the steel is etched to reveal the different layers. All damascus blades are cut from a flat stock and hand filed to shape.