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Julius Pettersson Hand Forged Knife Blade

Julius Pettersson

Julius Pettersson Hand Forged Knife Blade


Weight: 48 g         39 reviews
The Julius Pettersson Hand Forged Knife Blade makes an excellent gift or personal project for those of you who are interested in getting started in knife making. The beautifully-made blade, produced by the esteemed Swedish blacksmith Julius Pettersson, comes ready to be fitted with a handle of your choosing. For an idea of what can be done with this blade, take a look at some of the pictures our customers have sent in on the Woodlore Blog.

These blades were featured in the 'Sweden' episode of Ray Mears Bushcraft Survival Series 2, when Ray visited the traditional forge of Julius Pettersson. Each blade features the exclusive Ray Mears 'Snowshoe' logo along with Julius' own signature stamp.

We recommend sourcing the book Antlerknife, which is sadly out of print at this time. This book offers an in-depth guide to making a handle for this style of blade. Other ideal partners to this blade are the antler pieces that we stock, sold in Rolls and L-Shape.

We'd love to see how you get on with your knife-making, whether you're a complete beginner or an expert. E-mail us your photos and you may see them featured on the Woodlore Blog.

Keep your knife blade sharp by using one of our whetstones - either the DC3 or DC4.

Protect your knife from rust, condensation and corrosion by using the following products: Details:
  • Blade length: 100 mm
  • Blade width: 21 mm max.
  • Blade type: Flat grind bevel
  • Overall length: 205 mm
  • Tang: Full, rat-tail
  • Blade composition: Laminated high carbon steel
  • Blade thickness: 3 mm

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


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Product Reviews

Julius Pettersson Hand Forged Knife Blade is rated 5/5 based on 39 customer reviews.

All of our product reviews are from customers with verified purchases.

Overall Rating:


  1 of 39

  A great product of good craftsmanship. Traditional Scandinavian design. Comes highly recommended.  

  Didrik Kristiansen
13th June, 2023

Rated: 5/5

  2 of 39

  Ever since i saw the episode where Ray was gifted one of these knife blanks and he made a handle for it in the Tv show, I have dreamt of doing the same and many times been tempted to buy any sami knife blank to make one. My heart was always set on a Julius Petersson blade, which was out of stock on the Ray Mears website for quite some time, then just by chance last week I was delighted to see that they were back in stock. I ordered mine around 2am Thursday morning, and it arrived the very next morning . I am super happy with the purchase and the fast shipping and service, I am curious as what to what glue Ray used when making his as I would like to keep mine as authentic to Rays as possible. If anyone can answer this question for me, I would be most grateful.  

  Steven Brewster
25th February, 2022

Rated: 5/5

  3 of 39

  I was excited to get another of these. I carry a JP blade from Woodlore which I hafted with a birch bark handle as my main bushcraft knife and it has served me well for many years. I can say with confidence that this blade can be used to split wood for kindling, carve both wet and dry wood and even process game if needed. It is not well suited to fine culinary tasks such as slicing due to its thickness and it also needs to be cared for in terms of avoiding staying wet for a long time. I've also sharped this blade many times and know that it takes well to Japanese water stones and leather strops. I look forward to hafting this blade as well.  

  Johnathan Rabkin
20th September, 2021

Rated: 5/5

  4 of 39

  I have been after this blade since 2008 and I haven’t been disappointed with the wait. It’s an amazing blade that comes razor sharp! I can’t wait to put a handle on the blade and make a sheath. As expected it comes well packaged and shipment was excellent. I’m delighted with the knife, service and shipment 5*  

  Paul Mchardy
16th September, 2021

Rated: 5/5

  5 of 39

  I have been looking at this knife for some time now, trying to justify whether I need another knife or not. The answer is 'No' but I couldn't resist either way, so I have made myself a promise that this is the last one. I am so glad that I have got it now as it is hard to appreciate Julius's craftsmanship until you see it up close. I blame Ray as he showed us this knife at one of his carving classes a few years ago. I'm excited about putting a handle on it and was wondering how Ray riveted his on the Swedish episode? Once again 5 star from a loyal customer of Woodlore.  

  Sammy Khalil
29th January, 2019

Rated: 5/5

  6 of 39

  Beautiful blade, true elegance and craftsmanship show throughout the blade, lets hope bronze, copper and rosewood do it justice.  

  Rob Carter
20th July, 2018

Rated: 5/5

  7 of 39

  I've been buying good blades from various reputable sources, but the Julius Pettersson blade I got from Woodlore is in a class of its own. The blade comes extremely sharp, the design and workmanship of the blade is a beautiful, the logos are understated and tasteful (not all blade makers do this). I especially appreciated the thoughtful angle of the tang which lends itself to making a handle which feels right this is a feature I have yet to come across in other blades.  

  Johnathan Rabkin
20th May, 2018

Rated: 5/5

  8 of 39

  Very happy with your service the blade is exactly what I was expecting; very good. The handle is on, just a sheath to get made.  

  David Langford
1st May, 2018

Rated: 5/5

  9 of 39

  Shipped pretty fast to the USA. Razor sharp out of the box and excellent grind and finish to the edge. If you have a basic understanding of working wood and construction, this is very easy to handle. I didn't find any abnormalities in the tang or shoulders when fitting up and peening the back of the handle on. This knife outperforms all of my other knives at cutting notches and carving various crafts at camp. I can't say enough about the sharpness and edge retention of this blade. It is well noticed and often the envy of others around camp. Thank you Woodlore and Julius Pettersson for providing a beautiful knife blank that can be personalised with such ease.  

1st June, 2017

Rated: 5/5

  10 of 39

  Very happy with the Julius Pettersson knife blade, very well made. I am looking forward to making a handle that is worthy. It will be a great addition to my kit.  

  Michael Ireland
18th January, 2017

Rated: 5/5

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