Australian custome knife maker warrick edmonds, riflebirdknives, filletter with RWL34 and stabilised wood handle

These filletters are popular knives. I originally came up with the design for dealing with the snapper I catch from the local waters off Adelaide.

Very sharp piercing tips with long blades for getting those large fillets off. Hard as a rock, full cell, stabilised maple burl. This is premium handle material highlighted in this case by fine silver shims.

The sheath features a light blue/gray cane toad skin inlay.

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leather carry all full of knives made by warrick edmonds of riflebirdknives

One happy customer has sent me a photo of his collection of knives made by me, housed in a renovated and converted leather Masonic Lodge case.

 

thanks to RC of Victoria, his photo

 

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two cooks knives made by warrick edmonds of riflebirdknives

A nice pair of cooks knives currently hard at work in the clients kitchen.

 

photo supplied by RC of Victoria

 

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custom made cooks knife RWL34 redwood burl, by warrick edmonds, riflebirdknives

A right-hand chisel ground chefs knife made from brushed RWL34 and black linen micarta. The handle is stabilised Californian redwood burl.

The sheath features two panels of black stingray skin. Some makers simply glue leather separating insert windows, however I insist on stitching them.

All the edges and inside faces of the sheath leather are fully smoothed, double dyed and sealed before the sheath is sewn together.

The rear side of the sheath is fully tooled.

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custom made cooks knife by warrick edmonds, riflebirdknives

A custom made, right hand chisel ground cooks knife. Blade is mirror polished RWL34, taken down to a hair shaving edge. The colours combine throughout the entire package.

I like to encourage clients to think about a sheath for their knives. Protection both at home and if you take the knife adventuring to a parkland picnic, a mates BBQ or the Simpson Desert.

But, this is what you're paying for. Nothing but the best quality materials. There are no shortcuts hidden in this knife's construction.

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back side of sheath cooks knife, warrick edmonds, riflebirdknives

The handle is stabilised maple burl and cocobolo coloured resinwood bolster.

This photo shows off the rear side of the sheath which has been fully stamped with a scale pattern.

You can also tell the leather has been double dyed, grading subtly from chocolate to redder brown highlights. I fully work the leather, smoothing edges, treating the internal surface, before hand stitching.

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chisel ground cooks knife, warrick edmonds, riflebirdknives

The front side of the sheath features an emu skin inlay that is backed internally by leather. All edges including the inlay window are rubbed and finished prior to hand stitching.

Here's what the client wrote, "Received the knife and it has exceeded all my expectations... it is beautiful, a work of art. The balance and feel of the knife is perfect and the blade, of course, is very sharp... it has already had a major work-out! The travel sheath compliments the knife beautifully and the emu skin inlay is awesome. Very happy with the knife, fantastic work ......Many thanks". Ben

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chisel ground cooks knife with redwood burl, mirror polished RWL34, by Warrick Edmonds, Riflebirdknives

A right hand chisel ground cooks knife made from mirror polished RWL34. The handle is stabilised, premium redwood burl with maroon linen micarta bolsters.

The client specified a simple leather sheath but I couldn't help myself and included double dying, which I think adds depth to the colours, and some pattern stamping.

Here's what the client wrote; " It went down a treat and got a good many 'ooohs and ahhhhs' when it was unfurled. You did a beautiful job and it sure made a great present - stunning craftsmanship and finish but a very practical bit of gear too.  I'm sure it will get a lot of use."  P.W.

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custom made fish filleter by Warrick Edmonds of Riflebirdknives

I like these filleters, its a design I came up with for my own use, snapper fishing in South Australian waters. They are made from one of the worlds best stainless steels, RWL34. The steel is 2.5mm thick at the ricasso but tapers all the way to the tip resulting in a long fine blade that slips easily through the fish. RC = 57 gives just the right amount of spring to help around the rib bones.

This one features hard wearing composite handle materials on the handle, though there is a bit of bling in a charcoal coloured cane toad skin inlayed sheath.

Field knife of culinary knife? Good for the boat or the kitchen.

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handmade cooks knife, left hand chisel ground from rwl34, warrick edmonds, riflebirdknives

A left hand chisel ground cooks knife made from mirror polished RWL34. The handle is stabilised york gum burl and maroon linen micarta.

What the client said, "The handle is superb, thank you for such a refined, smooth finish and with such great balance and feel in the hand. The blade......well, that's the only knife I've seen that I can admire my own reflection in..." Jo-Ann.

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chefs knife made from mirror polished RWL34, stabilised amboyna burl handle, by Warrick Edmonds, Riflebirdknives

A chisel ground cooks knife made from mirror polished RWL34. The handle is a wonderful bit of stabilized amboyna burl with maroon linen micarta. The travel sheath is decorated with a toad skin inlay. Both the brass snap and inlay are backed by leather. This knife is off to a busy domestic kitchen where it should see lots of good use.

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A laminated blade cooks knife with double dyed and stabilised maple burl handle. This knife is supplied with a travel sheath featuring a jade green tilapia skin inlay (which is fully backed by leather). These sheaths allow you to take your knife camping or to that sea side holiday house. Much better than the junk you would otherwise get lumbered with.

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custom made fish filleter knife by Warrick Edmonds of Riflebirdknives

A fish filleter made from 2.5mm RWL34, a very high quality stainless. The blade has a full length distal taper resulting in a fine piercing point. The 'coke bottle' handle is buffalo horn sandwiched between maroon linen micata, on red liners. Eight pins hold it all together as strong as a rock.

The client wanted a fish filleter for his busy home kitchen, so chose handle materials that will last. The blade is thin enough to be slightly flexible and has a long belly curve for slicing the fillet meat away from the ribs.

When the knife arrived the client said, "I immediately thawed a bag of Coorong mullet and started cutting, (the knife was) sharp as an Irishman's wit. Then I just started looking at it and haven't stopped since, it really is beautiful. It even sounds different to the plethora of commercial knives I possess." R.L.

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Hand made kitchen knife, a fish filleter with eel skin sheath

The sheath is made from high grade shoulder leather, sporting a maroon coloured eel skin inlay. The eel skin is fully backed by leather. There are four layers of leather utilizing three metres of sewing thread in this hand stitched sheath.

The leather was double dyed, resulting in an every so slightly mottled appearance, which gives a depth of character.

With a knife this long, if you run out of blade, the fish should have been hanging above your mantle instead of in the kitchen

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handmade cooks knife, blade of RWL34, handle of stabilised burl, sheath with ostritch skin inlay, warrick edmonds, riflebirdknives

 

Why would you buy a factory made knife when you could have something like this?

A semi-modern styled, fully handmade cooks knife. The blade is made from RWL34 hardened to RC=58. This fine grained steel rewards lots of hard work with a superb mirror polish. Its a top shelf steel, probably one of the best in the world.

The blade is right hand chisel ground, easily shaving hair from my arm with one pass.

The 'traveling sheath' is hand stitched heavy duty leather with a large insert of ostrich skin pattern leather. The insert and brass snap are fully backed inside the sheath by cow leather. It has been double dyed for character.

see next photo below for handle details.

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handle view of right hand chisel ground cooks knife, blade RWL34, handle stabilised burl, sheath with ostritch skin inlay, warrick edmonds, riflebirdknives

The handle is top shelf stabilised maple burl. There are good stabilised woods and ordinary stabilised woods. This is one of the best examples I've used. The bolster is maroon linen micata with two small brass pins.

I've used a small and large mosaic pin in the handle and inserted a fine shim of 100% silver between the bolster and scales. The scales have a dark red liner.

So what did the client think? " Hi Warrick. Picked up my new riflebird knife today. Wow what a little honey. Where do I start. Really sexy blade profile and a mirror finish which I have never seen before, just beautifull. Scary! Sharp. With a very nice balanced feel. Great work Warrick Also I love the sheeth. Great idea for travelling. Thanks Heaps", Peter P.

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laminated blade cooks knife with VG10 core and 33 layers of 410 stainless each side, buffalo horn handles

I recently completed this pair of laminated cooks knives with buffalo horn handles and fine mosaic pins for a client. They would look equally fantastic with stabilized wood handles, see next photo below.

The blades have a VG10 core surrounded by 33 layers of 410 stainless each side. They are relatively fine steel that takes a very good edge. I buy the blades ready made and fit handles of your choice. For more information about cooks knives and kitchen blades like those pictured, enquire here

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Riflebirdknives by Warrick Edmonds, art deco, kitchen knife, ebony and Boise de Rose, polished 440C steel

Handmade custom knife by Warrick Edmonds

A small Art Deco styled knife well used for some years in the makers kitchen for peeling fruit or accompanying a platter of hors d'oeuvres

The bolster is ebony, the handle is boise de rose, the shim is fine silver. Both the large and small pins are copper. The blade is polished 440C.

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cooks knife with laminated blade, VG10 core with 33 layers of 410 stainless each side, stabilised maple burl handle

A large cooks knife, same as the laminated blade above but with a stabilised maple burl handle. In the hand, this material looks and feels like polished marble.

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Riflebirdknives by Warrick Edmonds, polished RWL34, cooks knife, bronze, cocobolo, ebony, silver, chisel ground

Handmade custom knife by Warrick Edmonds

A knife used in the makers kitchen. The blade is left hand chisel ground, made of mirror polished RWL34.

The bolster is ebony, the handle is cocobolo with mosaic pin and the butt is bronze, the shim is fine silver.

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laminated blade paring knife with stabilised wood handle, warrick edmonds, riflebirdknives

A paring knife with 12cm blade and 23cm overall. The laminated blade has 33 layers of stainless each side surrounding a VG10 core. The handle has stabilised wood and mosaic pins. This knife is sold however similar knives can be ordered at any time.

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Riflebirdknives by Warrick Edmonds, art deco kitchen knife, mosaic pin, purple gidgee, pequa amerillo wood handle, mirror polished RWL34

Handmade custom knife by Warrick Edmonds

An Art Deco style knife. Blade is mirror polished RWL34 with convex curved ricasso that is flush with the leading edge of the bolster.

Bolster is purple gidgee, handle is pequia amarello with mosaic pin. Shim is fine silver.

The knife is presented in a box carved from a solid block of Indonesian rosewood, lined with royal blue felt, not shown.

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Riflebirdknives by Warrick Edmonds, art deco hand made kitchen knife, African black rosewood handle

Handmade custom knife by Warrick Edmonds

Art Deco style knife with a blade of polished RWL34.

The handle is African black rosewood over a liner of brushed brass. The pins are nickel silver.

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dyed and stabilised maple burl handle on a laminated blade, cooks knife, warrick edmonds, riflebirdknives

These cooks knives are proving quite popular. This one is a full sized chefs knife sporting a double dyed, stabilised maple burl handle with mosaic pins.

I love how sharp these knives can get with just a little touch up every now and then to maintain the edge.

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Riflebirdknives by Warrick Edmonds, art deco, kitchen knife, mirror polished blade, mulga handle

Handmade custom knife by Warrick Edmonds

Art Deco styled kitchen knife. Blade is polished 440C.

Handle is brown mallee burl from NSW.

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Warrick Edmonds of Riflebirdknives.com

In the kitchen or the field, custom made knives are the ultimate tools.

Warrick Edmonds maker of www.Riflebirdknives.com

NOTE, the photos below are a library of knives which have been sold

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