Exquisite knives handmade in the USA by Wallace Hammond...

30 April 2017, New work, Would you like to leave a comment?

I’ve recently sent some burr elm to US craftsman Wallace Hammond, who produces some of the finest knives I have seen. Made from a special grade of stainless steel, they incorporate Cumbrian burr wych elm for the handles…

I will be focusing on his work in detail quite soon, however I have to attach some images of the one he’s just made for me, as the quality is simply stunning! As you can see below, the knife fits inside the sheath perfectly…

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The detailing on the sheath is exquisite...

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The top image gives a clear indication of all the work involved. The handle consists of two halves, which are secured in place by stainless steel pins. The fit and finish is incredible – not a single joint can be felt. Below is a close up of the handle, showing the beautiful burry grain…

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I’ve recently sent Wallace another package of burr elm and can’t wait to see the results. Watch this space, as I’ll be posting some photo’s soon...

Jonathan Leech

Written by Jonathan Leech

Jonathan Leech is a woodturner working and living in Cumbria. He specialises in making bowls, dishes and platters from local sustainably sourced timber. Read more or about Jonathan or see a selection of his work.

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  • Hi Chris,
    It's great you've got some yew coming in - as you can probably…
    - Jonathan Leech