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    Default Russell White of Sheffield England.

    I would like to share with you all my latest knife. This is a traditional slipjoint made by Russell White of Sheffield England.











    A bit of background on the maker. Russell has spent the last 21 years in the Sheffield cutlery industry making pen and pocket knives for Taylors Eyewitness in Sheffield and in that time he's assembled and finished somewhere in the region of 400,000 knives!

    Away from his day job Russell enjoys making fixed blade and folding knives using modern materials but retaining traditional methods and values for his own customers as can be seen on his photobucket albums -
    http://s264.photobucket.com/albums/i..._2008/Folders/
    http://s264.photobucket.com/albums/i...008/my knives/

    If anyone would like contact details for Russell just drop me a PM or find him on britishblades.com
    http://www.britishblades.com/forums/...-Russell-White.

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    Default Re: Russell White of Sheffield England.

    very nice traditional Barlow style
    I had one as a kid growing up in southern england

    looks like desert ironwood and what steel ?

    thanks for showing

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    Default Re: Russell White of Sheffield England.

    Hiya Gollum

    Yes you are spot on with the wood. The photos don't show the true depth and colour of the desert ironwood. It's got a great fell to it as well.

    Steels are 420L springs H&T'd to 48HRC and 420HC blades H&T'd to 56HRC.

    I've some photos of one of Russells more upmarket knives some where, I'll try and find them and post.

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    Default Re: Russell White of Sheffield England.

    desert ironwood... yes it is lovley
    always looks best when held in the hand and bright light

    more pics of his upmarket stuff... ok

    cheers

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    Here we go .....I while back I was able to have a play with another knife Russell had made during a passaround.

    This one is typical of his idea of making a traditional slipjoint but using modern materials.









    Next to my UKPK for size

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    Default Re: Russell White of Sheffield England.

    nice

    I am making a 3 blade slippy atm
    It has Titanium liners
    raindrop ss damasteel mainblade and 440c small blades
    was thinking CF for scales aswell
    still a lot more work to do though
    will post it up at BB when its ready

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    Very nice knives

    I was lucky enough to win one of Russels knives that he donated to a raffle at a British Blades meetup at the Fat Cat pub here in Sheffield..

    The knife came in a wodden presentation box with a hidden magnetic catch to keep it closed...




    From memory, Russ was only supposed to have been at Taylors Eye Witness temporarily but is still there years later!!!



    Cheers, John

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