WELCOME TO BRECHFA KNIVES
BUSHCRAFT - KITCHEN - CUSTOM
CRAFTED BY MY HAND FOR YOURS - BEAUTIFUL FUNCTIONAL KNIVES & LEATHER SHEATHS - HAND MADE WITH THE HIGHEST LEVELS OF ATTENTION TO DETAIL, CARE AND CRAFTSMANSHIP
BRECHFA HANDMADE KNIVES ARE USED BY PROFESSIONALS AND ENTHUSIASTS ALL OVER THE WORLD
You must be over the age of 18 to purchase a knife
A BIT ABOUT BRECHFA KNIVES AND MY ETHOS
Brechfa Knives is based deep at the heart of Celtic Wales in the UK and was fully established in 2016.
Practising my craft from a dedicated home workshop. Time and dedication is given to every piece. All of my knives are hand and nothing is ever rushed.
I'm on a journey of dedication to the craft and constant learning.
This ethos inspired me in the beginning and it continues to drive me each time I step into my workshop.
KNIFE MAKING COURSES
From May 2022 - You can join the Master Craftsman for an unforgettable experience, making your own knife with Mic at the Brechfa Workshop in Wales.
Weekends and Weekdays will be available by appointment - To book you course now - Get in Touch
Basic Knife Making - 1 Day Course
A full day with Mic learning the basics of making a stock removal bushcraft knife. Grind the bevels, choose, fit and shape your handle and make a kydex sheath. The fundamentals of the craft, you'll leave with a knife and sheath you've made. £450.00
Kitchen Chefs Knife Making - 1 Day Course
Under Mics' careful guidance, you'll be walked and talked through all of the elements you'll need to be able to fashion, grind, heat treat and craft a handle to make your own beautiful 13' Chefs knife. £450.00
Master Class - 2 Day Course
One on one with Mic, This 2 day course is a master class in the craft, tailored just for you. All the years of Mics experience will be at your disposal, you'll be taught and learn every element that Mic employs to make some of the best knives in the world. Shadowed by Mic, you'll take your own raw materials and be coached through each and every stage to make your very own beautiful knife and leather sheath. £750.00
Why not buy an experience for someone special with a Brechfa Gift Voucher....
Once you've been in touch and made your purchase, Mic will send out a handwritten letter to the recipient explaining that they have been gifted a course from the purchaser and inviting them to book a date to come to the workshop. A personal touch that adds to the gift and the experience.
A handmade bushcraft knife of your choice with leather sheath and belt loop dangler, including UK Special Delivery start from £440.00
Custom knives & Kitchen knives and sets are individually priced depending on design, materials & time required to craft them.
You have a choice of handle wood, liner colour and thread colour.
Hand made from 01 tool steel and natural local hardwoods - Custom orders are welcomed and happily undertaken
A tried and tested drop point bushcraft knife with beautiful lines and a great feel in the hand which matches its abilities in the field - Scandinavian grind - Shown with a brown and oxblood leather sheath
The "Chuck" is a true go anywhere and do anything knife. Cut down and process a tree, Skin game, whittle a peg... He is the master of all.
6mm 01 Tool Steel for utter assurance in anything you can throw at him.
A Brechfa Knife that I designed with our smaller bushcrafters in mind. It's fully functional but I've made changes that I feel reduce the risk of accidental injury.
It has a snubbed tip and a longer far more slender handle which is nicely profiled for smaller hands.
The BK Skinner is little had full of magic! Although designed for skinning game and birds, it has proven to be a great all round utility knife. Trialed in Sweden, it has the approval of true professionals in the job.
Of all the knives I make, I am most proud of my kitchen knives. Years of work has been invested in developing the very best knives that I can make. Beautiful to behold and the very finest tools a home cook or professional chef could wish to own and use.
CUSTOM CRAFTED KNIVES
Just a few of the pieces I've made
I was asked by a client if I would make a custom Chopping Blade. The criteria was very specific requiring me to work to the absolute mm in tolerances. It was a demanding project and a great challenge which I enjoyed immensely.
The finished blade is breath taking and a beautiful example of what I can achieve as an artisan craftsman.
A working replica of the original and first officially issued British Army fighting knife in the second world war.
The Smachet was used for close quarter engagement with the enemy in the trenches.
This was a very interesting piece of work that I had a lot of fun making. The end result is a stunning replica of the original finished in an imperfectly perfect way to show every detail of its character.
This was my take on the classic British butchers knife. I asked my local butcher what was his go to knife for most tasks and then I designed this knife around his recommendations. It's a beautifully functional knife with a great balance and feel. I'll be offering a slightly smaller version of this style in the spring ready for BBQ season.
If you have a custom knife you would like made, please get in touch and I'll be happy to discuss the project with you.
Answers to Common Questions
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE YOU TO MAKE A KNIFE?
Every knife is different and some take longer than others - but I know, including time for heat treatment and the epoxy to dry that it is at least 40 hours per knife. Although they may share a common shape, each one is utterly unique because they are hand made and I don't take any shortcuts.
UK KNIFE LAW
Basic laws on knives
It’s illegal to:
sell a knife to anyone under 18, unless it has a folding blade 3 inches long (7.62 cm) or less
carry a knife in public without good reason, unless it has a folding blade with a cutting edge 3 inches long or less
carry, buy or sell any type of banned knife
use any knife in a threatening way (even a legal knife)