Archive for September, 2011
The very first photo has been released today of the brand new Ray Mears Bushcraft Knife. Stephen Wade Cox has been working extra hard this week to bring us our first delivery of the new oak-handled knives this morning; for the full-size photo, head over to the Woodlore Facebook page:
This first batch of knives will go on sale on Tuesday 4 October; to receive an automated e-mail as soon as they are available to buy, please click here, and then select ‘Notify Me’.
The following kit review was very kindly sent in by Woodlore customer Julian who, we’d like to point out, is not affiliated with Woodlore in any way – he’s just a very happy customer!
Yesterday I just used the Honey Stove, and I must say what an amazing piece of kit it is. The crusader cup and stand don’t even compare.
Ray Mears will be appearing at The Forum this October, giving a talk as part of this year’s Cheltenham Literature Festival:
Ray Mears at The Forum
Friday October 7, 2011, 20:45 pm
The Times Cheltenham Literature Festival promises a feast of literary treats with more than 600 of the world’s greatest writers, poets, politicians, thinkers and actors heading to the Regency town. Now in its 62nd year, 2011 promises the most ambitious and varied programme to date, with BAFTA-award winning actress Joanna Lumley, musician and radio broadcaster Jarvis Cocker, presenter and film critic Jonathan Ross and comedian Frank Skinner all taking to the Cheltenham stage.
Instantly familiar from TV series such as Bushcraft Survival and Northern Wilderness, bushcraft expert Ray Mears has tested his survival skills all over the world, whilst exploring the traditional cultures of indigenous peoples and following in the footsteps of noted explorers. In a hugely enjoyable event he looks back on some of his enthralling adventures.
For further information, or to reserve your ticket, please visit the following link:
The following post was kindly sent in by Woodlore customer Hans Hilverdink from the Netherlands; another beautiful example of the type of handle that can be made:
I’ve made myself a knife, using the blade of Julius Pettersson. I ordered some tools and stuff from Finland. It’s made of unknown tropical hardwood, brass and black nylon; all found in the shed of my father:
It was good fun and I will be making more of this. I found myself a new hobby!
Thanks, with kind regards,
For those who missed our earlier blog post on the subject, production of the Ray Mears Bushcraft Knife - with its handle of reclaimed Iroko wood - has now come to an end. The final batch of these knives went on sale at midday on the 1st of September, and was completely sold out by 16:30 p.m.
However, as promised, Woodlore will soon be unveiling a new version of this knife, featuring an alternative handle material. This model will be released for sale for the first time on Tuesday 4th October.
In the build-up to its release, Woodlore will be offering a series of clues on our Facebook and Twitter pages, to help you figure out which material we have chosen for the knife’s handle. The first of these clues will be released at midday today, so keep your eyes peeled!
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