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Woodlore Knife Pro

Ray Mears Bushcraft

Woodlore Knife Pro


Brand: Ray Mears Bushcraft
Weight: 876 g         7 reviews
The Woodlore Knife Pro, newly designed by Ray and evolved from the original Woodlore Knife, is a stunning tool for professionals, hand-made by the revered British knife maker Stephen Wade Cox. The uncompromised quality of materials used to make this remarkable knife are matched by Stephen's skill, care and experience.

Expertly crafted from O1 High Carbon Tool Steel, tapering from 5mm to 3.5mm, the blade features a flat Scandinavian-style bevel. This type of steel is remarkably strong and sharpens to a very fine edge. The blade bears the distinct Woodlore wolf head logo and also includes the designer R.Mears and maker S.W. Cox names positioned each side. Each knife will also carry its own unique number on the reverse.

The material of the handle was deliberated over in great detail in order to find the perfect balance between comfort and function. Ultimately, the beauty and functionality of the robust and stable material, Black Micarta was chosen.

The Woodlore Knife Pro comes complete with a specially designed bespoke, right-handed leather belt sheath; another hand-made item made to exceptionally high standards. The knife sheath has been redesigned to compliment the lines of the new Woodlore knife: tapering with the blade, with a steeper slope at the mouth of the sheath and featuring gently defined curves punctuated by an 'elbow' where the base of the handle sits. Double stitching in the area of the handle will maintain a good fit here throughout the life of the sheath and the addition of a shaped belt loop allows the wearer to tilt the sheath on the belt for comfort when sitting.

The sheathed knife is then enclosed in an exclusive presentation case, embossed with the Ray Mears 'Snowshoe' logo.

We are very pleased to be working with again Stephen Wade Cox, allowing us to offer this fantastic impovement to the much-in-demand Woodlore Knife. Stephen's original sample was tested thoroughly in the field in the UK and overseas by Ray to make sure it could meet the high demands of bushcraft use - suffice to say this is now Ray's number one choice.

There were a number of occasions that I wished for a slightly different blade shape. This radically different blade shape has evolved from 30 years use and reflects precisely what I wanted my knife to do without sacrificing the strength.

The knife has a more tapered point for fine carving and for carving small a radius. The 25 degree edge is in my opinion the domain angle for use in temperate Arctic environments.

This is not a beginners' knife but a knife designed by a professional for professionals. The no nonsense nature of the knife is also reflected in the choice of Micarta for the handle scales together with the stainless steel bolts. The leather sheath has also had a slight make over to enable the knife to swivel to a more comfortable position when seated in a canoe or vehicle.

- Ray Mears
  • Steel: O1 High Carbon Tool Steel
  • Hardness: 58 hRc (+/- ½ degree)
  • Handle Material: Black Micarta
  • Weight without sheath: 195g
  • Blade Length: 113mm
  • Overall Length: 224mm
  • Grind: Flat
  • Tang: Tapered, blade-heavy
  • Blade Thickness: 5mm – tapered away from the handle

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  Overseas deliveries
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  • Europe: 3 - 5 working days
  • Rest of the world: 5 - 7 working days


A full refund or exchange will be given provided that the items have not been worn or used, and are returned to us within 14 days of purchase, together with all relative labels and packaging. You are responsible for the cost of returning items.

Please ensure that you include a copy of your invoice, along with an explanation of why you have returned your goods. If you wish to return your goods for any reason, please do so to the following address:

Woodlore Limited
PO Box 3
East Sussex
TN19 7ZE
United Kingdom


Woodlore Knife Pro is rated 5/5 based on 7 customer reviews.

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  1 of 7

  The quality of this knife is as outstanding as is the design. Though I've used the original Woodlore WK1 for over 15 years I've always considered it a little more tool like than knife like, the Woodlore Pro redresses this balance. The quality of Becky Brewsters leather work makes this knife & sheath a complete product that is a constant companion. Such sadness to hear of Stephen's passing. After a suitable time I hope Woodlore will consider someone else to make this fantastic knife - if you need anything more I can only imagine you're doing things differently as this is surely all the knife you'll ever need :)  

  Mark Pywell
4th January, 2017

Rated: 5/5

  2 of 7

  Very pleased to receive this as a Christmas present. It is an amazing knife with great balance. I look forward to using it.  

3rd January, 2017

Rated: 5/5

  3 of 7

  Absolutely delighted with this knife. Very well designed and beautifully executed. Mr Cox was a talented man, may he rest in peace.  

  Steve Hewitt
1st January, 2017

Rated: 5/5

  4 of 7

  Quite simply, a work of art. RIP SWC.  

  Robert Hanrahan
29th December, 2016

Rated: 5/5

  5 of 7

  When this item was released I was in two minds weather or not I should buy it. But after hearing the sad news of Stephen Wade cox passing I felt the choice was simple. I have always been a big fan of Stephen's work. His 'how to' kits and video inspired me to make some knives myself. I am so proud to be an owner of one of Stephen's later productions and this beautiful work of art will be a treasure for many years. This is without a doubt the best Woodlore have ever produced, it's hard to explain unless you have it in your hand. Ray, you cannot ask for more in a knife than what Stephen has made you here, if you do then you are fussy.  

  Sammy Khalil
15th December, 2016

Rated: 5/5

Woodlore's Reply - 15th December, 2016
Hi Sammy, thank you for your review. We totally agree, we cannot have asked for more from Stephen.

  6 of 7

  I received my SWC Woodlore knife Pro this morning and I would just like to pass on my thanks, this is a greatly thought out new design and the workmanship from SWC is fantastic and rivals my Alan Wood knives. I look forward to using the knife in the woods/camping. The only feedback I would give is the photos on raymears.com really don't do the knife justice.  

  Kevin Barrass
17th November, 2016

Rated: 5/5

  7 of 7

  Super quick delivery; less than 24hrs. What a beautiful piece of craftsmanship. Very well balanced and controllable in the hand and as always razor sharp out of the box. This will be a beautiful addition to my Woodlore and 25th Anniversary Knives which are the pride and joy of my collection.  

  Tom Richards
17th November, 2016

Rated: 5/5

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