Category Archives: Bushcraft Clothing & Equipment

Bushcraft Clothing & Equipment

Gransfors Axes – Tools for Life

I have been using Gransfors axes for many years now and there’s no doubting the quality of what you get. Hand forged in Sweden by blacksmiths of great experience they are tools to use, cherish and pass on. What comes out of the box however, may be a little different from the nurtured and well-worn implements that you will see put to work by our instructors.

From time to time people comment that the helve on the axe that they have just bought doesn’t display the patina that they may have seen on other axes and this is true. Gransfors make strong working tools that are good to put to their intended task from day one but it takes time for your axe to pick up the distinctive marks and wear that make it your own.

Gransfors Axe Handles

Gransfors axe handles before and after treatment

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The Elementree Kindler

We are proud to be supporting Woodlore Senior Assistant Callum Hilder by stocking his exciting invention, the Elementree Kindler. Callum has designed and built an efficient and safe way of turning the standard sized logs you would find at your local petrol station or have delivered by your firewood merchant, into kindling for your wood-burning stove, firepit, pizza oven or small fireplace. Here is a little insight from Callum as to why he decided to develop this product and about his journey so far:

Elementree Kindler

Elementree Kindler

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Littlbug Junior Camping Stove Review

Our outdoor team spend much of the course season out in the woods where they rely on their clothing and equipment through all weather conditions. Every now again the team express a real passion for a particular product and recently Fundamental Instructor Keith Whitehead has been very impressed with his Littlbug Junior Camping Stove. Here is a review he has put together for us:

Littlbug Junior Stove and accessories

Littlbug Junior Stove and accessories

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Out on the Land – Ray Mears and Lars Falt

Ray Mears and Lars Falt have worked together for more than 20 years teaching bushcraft skills in the Northern Forest.  After many years in the making, this fascinating book has now been written and has been released today.

Out on the Land by Ray Mears and Lars Falt

Out on the Land by Ray Mears and Lars Falt

We are delighted to be stocking ‘Out on the Land’ by Ray and Lars and all books ordered directly from Woodlore will be signed by Ray. Order your copy today.

 

Your Julius Pettersson Knives – Collection #2

Ever since we began stocking Julius Pettersson’s hand-forged knife blades, craftsmen and women the world over have been sending in photos of the superb finished knives they’ve made using these carbon steel blanks. From the more traditional reindeer antler, right through to reclaimed bowling balls, we’ve seen an incredible variety of materials being used to make an equally wide range of handle styles. Shown here are just a few of the more recent submissions:

William Blake

William Blake

Here is the Julius Pettersson Knife I completed in 2013. The choice of handle materials reflects my family history: The wood is black walnut, taken from my grandfather’s ranch in Oklahoma before the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers flooded most of the ranch to create Sardis Lake. I am Penobscot Indian (a band of Abenaki) on my mother’s side and decided to use birch bark I gathered in Maine, which I would think also suits a Scandinavian knife very well.” – William Blake

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The Spyderco Ray Mears WolfSpyder Knife – Now Available to Order

We are pleased to announce that the long-awaited Spyderco Ray Mears WolfSpyder Knife is now available to order, exclusively through Woodlore. For further details or to place your order, please click here.

The Spyderco Ray Mears WolfSpyder Knife

The Spyderco Ray Mears WolfSpyder Knife

The WolfSpyder Knife is an exclusive collaboration between Ray Mears and the prestigious American knife makers Spyderco. It is the first ever folding knife to be designed by Ray Mears.