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The Ray Mears Bushcraft Knife

Ray Mears Bushcraft

The Ray Mears Bushcraft Knife


Weight: 848 g         83 reviews
The Ray Mears Bushcraft Knife, with a blade made to almost identical specifications as the original Woodlore Knife, is an exceptional and beautiful tool in its own right. Hand-crafted from start to finish by UK based Emberleaf Workshops, with every single detail made with great care by their passionate bladesmiths.

Expertly crafted from O1 High Carbon Tool Steel, the full, mildly-tapered-tang 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 Ray Mears Bushcraft logo on one side, while the maker's logo is laser etched on the reverse.

The dimensions of the handle were deliberated over in great detail in order to find the perfect balance between comfort and function. Ultimately, a style akin to that of our Wilkinson Sword models was chosen, which is slightly slimmer to those featured on the Woodlore Knife.

Now in its third form, updated in summer 2017, this latest version of the Ray Mears Bushcraft Knife comes fitted with a stunning handle made from a quality linen Micarta which gives not only a robust and stable knife, but one with a beautiful finish. Each handle is secured with Corby screw rivets, giving a more secure fastening, and finished with a smooth satin head.

The Ray Mears Bushcraft Knife comes complete with a Ray Mears Leather Belt Sheath; another hand-made item made to exceptionally high standards, this sheath complements the knife perfectly. The sheathed knife is then enclosed in an exclusive presentation case, embossed with the Ray Mears 'Snowshoe' logo. Please note that the standard Leather Belt Sheath to accompany this knife is Right Handed. Should you require a Left Handed Belt Sheath please contact us prior to purchasing.

The Bushcraft Knife will also fit our Leather Neck Sheath and Belt Sheath with Whetstone and Fire Stick Pockets, which can be purchased separately.

Woodlore are very proud to be working with Emberleaf Workshops on this knife after the very sad passing of one of the world’s most talented knife makers, Stephen Wade Cox in 2016. Ray and Woodlore have chosen to work with Emberleaf as they offer exceptional quality and understand the ethos and philosophy surrounding the knife, which is a fantastic alternative to the much in-demand Woodlore Knife.

  • Blade length: 110 mm
  • Overall length: 220 mm
  • Blade thickness: 4 mm
  • Weight (without sheath): 178 g
  • Steel: 01 High Carbon Tool Steel
  • Hardness: 59 hRc
  • Handle material: Black Micarta
  • Made in the UK

  Under UK law, this item can only be sold to persons over 18 years of age. Please note that Woodlore will need to verify your age before your order can be dispatched.


  Next day delivery within the United Kingdom
  UK Orders placed before 2PM GMT will be dispatched the same working day
  Overseas delivery times will vary depending on the destination

Please note that our offices are closed at weekends, so any orders placed after 2PM GMT on a Friday will not be dispatched until the following Monday.

Please note that in some instances, orders for heavy items may take an extra day to arrive.

  Overseas deliveries
For overseas deliveries, please refer to the following estimated delivery times:

  • 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

Product Reviews

The Ray Mears Bushcraft Knife is rated 5/5 based on 83 customer reviews.

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

Overall Rating:


  1 of 83

  Perfect, fantastic bushcraft knife.  

  Juan Antonio Romero Montiel
21st August, 2018

Rated: 5/5

  2 of 83

  I own a few custom bushcraft knives and they are much inferior to the 'fit and finish' of this knife. It is a work of art. The Micarta handle looks amazing, I love the scandi blade shape. In addition, it is the perfect size for my large hands. English craftsmanship is some of the best in the world - full stop. They ultimately sacrifice profit for best quality. Like my Accuracy International rifle, I expect this knife to last lifetimes.  

  Jonathan Grooms
14th August, 2018

Rated: 5/5

  3 of 83

  Very good looking knife. Extremely well presented in the box. The sheath is a high standard and understated in its simplicity. The knife is extremely well finished and was very sharp straight out of the box. The blade is a good practical length for field dressing game and general use and is well balanced. The handle dimensions are very comfortable. My only comment is for my hand width, the handle could be another 10 - 15 mm longer and it would be perfect. The sheath does appear to be abit longer than needed for the length of the knife but this may be be to prevent the blade contacting the bottom of the sheath. But apart from that it is very hard to fault such a well presented knife which is handsome in its simplicity and design.  

  Peter Lennox
1st July, 2018

Rated: 4/5

  4 of 83

  This is a Fantastic bushcraft knife with quality workmanship and attention to detail and I was well informed of its avalibilty, once it came into stock I placed my order and received it the next day. Thanks to ray and the Woodlore team 5 star service  

  Jonathan James Stimpson
28th June, 2018

Rated: 5/5

  5 of 83

  Great knife, perfect workmanship. Best knife I ever owned. Fits like a glove in the leather sheath. Well done Emberleaf.  

  Paul Randall
8th April, 2018

Rated: 5/5

  6 of 83

  Dear team Ray Mears Bushcraft. Among some great knives I own, the Ray Mears Bushcraft Emberleaf Workshops knife is the most outstanding. Exquisitely made, it surpasses all my expectations for demanding use, both in hard work and detailed finesse. The knife is well balanced, keeps a good edge and is easy to maintain a razor sharp edge. It handles the northern scandinavian wilderness challenges perfectly. My best recommendations to upcoming owners. A knife made by skilled professionals, for experienced and discerning clients. Kind regards, Magne  

  Magne Benno Hopp
27th March, 2018

Rated: 5/5

  7 of 83

  need more professionally sharpened and polished knife blade  

  Vladimir Kanala
7th February, 2018

Rated: 4/5

Woodlore's Reply - 8th February, 2018
Dear Vladimir, Thank you for your review. The Ray Mears Buschcraft Knife was built with a 6000 - 8000 grit finish. This gives longevity to the edge. All the knives are hand sharpened with a satin brushed finish. Some customers sharpen the knife edge to suit their own specific requirements.

  8 of 83

  Stunning knife. Feels really nice in the hand. Very sharp and holds its edge for a long time. Fits nice and snug in its hand made sheath. Love it!  

  Steven Mullinax
3rd February, 2018

Rated: 5/5

  9 of 83

  This is an excellent bushcraft all rounder. I have never owned such an expensive knife and wondered if the quality differential between different knives would actually reflect the price differential. Well it definitely can. I have never had a knife sit so comfortably in hand, the weight, material and dimensions seem perfect regardless of the user. I have had other, cheaper knives be just as sharp but the difference is the robustness of the blade edge here. The thick material means it doesn’t dull as easy and the point is very strong. Haven’t had to sharpen it yet so can’t report if any differences exist there. The Leather sheath is also great quality, though it has a large belt loop which can leave it slightly loose on some belts. All in all a great product. I was a little anxious spending this money on a knife but I have no regrets, it is well worth it if you are a bushcraft enthusiast.  

  Daryl Caplice
8th January, 2018

Rated: 5/5

  10 of 83

  This is a fantastic tool, thanks Woodlore.  

  Juan Antonio Romero Montiel
22nd December, 2017

Rated: 5/5

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Is it possible to buy this knife with a left-handed sheath?

Yes, this is possible. Please contact us before placing your order.

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