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The Ray Mears Bushcraft Knife

Ray Mears Bushcraft

The Ray Mears Bushcraft Knife


Brand: Ray Mears Bushcraft
Weight: 848 g         73 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.


UK Next Day Delivery possible

  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 73 customer reviews.

Overall Rating:

  5  69
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  1 of 73

  Fantastic! Quality is top notch. I own all the various generations of the RM Woodlore and this version is more like the original RM/Alan Wood design. Laser sharp, you will not be disappointed.  

  Robert Neves
20th November, 2017

Rated: 5/5

  2 of 73

  Excellent and reliable.  

  Juan Antonio Romero Montiel
23rd October, 2017

Rated: 5/5

  3 of 73

  The Ray Mears Bushcraft knife is Fantastic.  

  Juan Antonio Romero Montiel
20th September, 2017

Rated: 5/5

  4 of 73

  A beautifully crafted knife with well know and trusted o1 carbon steel and linen micarta handle. Comes in a classic Woodlore sheath. The knife is built solidly and has a good shape to the blade. The knife has good balance with a full length tapered tang. I would change the design of the handle shape to include features of other Woodlore knives though. The base of the handle that sticks out of the sheath could have more of a sideways flare and forward hook or flick like that of the 25th anniversary or the Woodlore pro. I like the palm swell on this knife however I would have preferred it to be slightly larger like that of the original Woodlore knife. I have big hands and this knife great though it is feels like it is made for smaller hands. The blade cuts and carves well and so far has held a good edge. I do like this knife but feel having a bit more meat to the handle would improve the knife in my personal opinion of someone with larger hands.  

  Edward Askham-spencer
19th September, 2017

Rated: 4/5

  5 of 73

  A most excellent knife. Thank you Woodlore.  

  Benjamin D Tipping
14th January, 2017

Rated: 5/5

  6 of 73

  Absolute class, detailed perfection, a real piece of craft.  

  Robert Hanrahan
9th January, 2017

Rated: 5/5

  7 of 73

  Staff really helpful on contact. Item despatched immediately and was with me next day. My adult son said it was the best Christmas present he had ever had. Thank you all.  

  Barbara Ann Davis
28th December, 2016

Rated: 5/5

  8 of 73

  Wonderful craftsmanship that I'm proud to own. Very sad news about its maker.  

20th December, 2016

Rated: 5/5

  9 of 73

  This knife performs and works as intended. Very sharp, 3mm thickness, well balanced and good hand fit. It works great with my fire steel and is not too heavy at all. I am very happy with this purchase. The Woodlore Ray Mears Bushcraft Knife is a great knife for bushcraft and outdoors ventures.  

  Emmanouel Petinos
23rd October, 2016

Rated: 5/5

  10 of 73

  Excellent product. Arrived within an acceptable time frame and was precisely as ordered.  

  Jason Bolam
30th September, 2016

Rated: 5/5

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Frequently Asked Questions

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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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