David Budd Handmade Tools

Many of the knives and tools that I make are based on those used for hundreds, or even thousands of years. That said, I also make more accurate copies for living history and museum use when requested to do so.
I have a sliding scale of authenticity, based on the materials used and the intended purpose. This ranges from a mild steel lookalike that is ideal for display, school handling collections or LRP vis-rep; to wrought iron blades with hearth (or shear) steel edges and natural glues that are aimed at those looking for as close to 100% accurate as possible. Please see below for more details.
​Since so many of these tools/knives have remained unchanged for centuries, I have not listed which period an item is suitable for unless it is only known from a specific date (such as a socketed iron age axe is only known from the early-mid iron age!). If you are unsure whether a piece is suitable for your period, then just get in touch and I will see what I can do 🙂

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