New Workshop Hello all, I’m happy to announce that I have completed the move to the new workshop – and what an improvement it is! For those who hadn’t seen the photos from the early days; I started the business working in my cellar – it’s a nice cellar for sure, but still a cellar. […]
Tonfa recently made using the ‘foxtail mortice’ method. These were cut square and then tapered slightly to properly balance. [Best_Wordpress_Gallery id=”11″ gal_title=”Square Tapered Tonfa”]
Log slice centrepieces made for a friend’s wedding. The material (i.e. the logs) were picked from the local council’s lumberyard and would have been either mulched or burned, so this really was a bit of recycling!
This display board in oak was made to the customer’s specification, to be used as a mount for an engineering display model at a trade show. [Best_Wordpress_Gallery id=”5″ gal_title=”Oak Display Board”]
Custom nunchaku, octagonal and tapered along the length. Made extra long at 16″ and triple strung with black para-cord. Wenge (pronounced “wen-gey”) is a notoriously difficult wood to work, easily splintering and cracking, however if worked carefully it reveals a beautiful grain pattern with alternating bands of light and dark wood. These nunchaku were cut with an octagonal […]
An exploration of the Mortise and Tenon joint used in making Tonfa. A de-constructed joint is used to reveal its construction, strengths and weaknesses. Thanks to a combination of natural hand position and relative safety compared to other weapons, tonfa are one of the most commonly encountered martial arts weapons. Interestingly, tonfa use possibly the strongest […]
Latest from the workshop – Custom Kama with a single bevel grind steel blade mounted into oak handles. Hand made in the UK. [Best_Wordpress_Gallery id=”4″ gal_title=”Custom Kama – Single Bevel Grind”]
The Kama blade design was based on a variety of sources, but primarily I looked at martial arts kama and the traditional farming tools. I was also concerned with a solid attachment, and I looked to traditional tool manufactures for this. There are a multitude of kama out there, some of which are inappropriate for […]