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Levison Wood's Explorer's Edition

As practical as it is historic


The Omni-Direction Handled Knife

This stunning knife is the result of almost a year of development with Levison Wood and is as functional as it is historic. To learn about the historical elements of the knife, click here.

The 4mm thick spine would allow the explorer to use the blade with a stick to split wood, while the signature Savernake concave blade gives an edge that is fine enough for skinning and gralloching – to aid in the latter the knife has a gentle drop point and is designed to be held comfortably (with a supporting finger along the spine) in the reverse position. The thick spine and it accompanying sharp edge can also be used in conjunction with a fire steel to light fires.

The handle is made from a combination of Richlite (compressed layers of paper in a phenolic resin used for skateboard ramps), our own in-house filled resin and English Yew. Yew is a remarkable wood that requires very little care, is extremely resistant to the elements and is comfortable and non-slip in the wet. The whole knife is held together by a network of hidden dowels and pins, bound with slow-set marine two-part epoxy. The handle is extremely ergonomic, giving a fantastic grip in all conditions, and is suitable to small and large-handed users alike,

The sheath has been designed for quick and easy release of the blade, with extra leather sown along the blade receiving area for extended durability.

And – as with all our knives – it comes with a lifetime guarantee.


  • First 25 knives contain a pin made from a piece of metal from one of the trains that T.E. Lawrence (of Arabia) blew up in 1918
  • Yew handle from a fallen branch of an ancient tree in Levison Wood's village church yard in Staffordshire
  • Maroon Liner - a nod to Levison's days in the Parachute Regiment
  • 60 HRC Sandvik 14c28n Steel


Ready Made Knives

Gift Cards, Maker’s Choice and Ready Made Knives are all despatched on the same day if ordered before 2pm. Otherwise they are send out the following business day.

Custom Knives

We aim to despatch all orders within 3-4 weeks, depending on the complexity of the design and the materials we use.

All orders will be delivered by Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed in specially-designed tubular Savernake packaging. This delivery method is insured and requires a signature from the recipient.

International Delivery

We charge £40 flat rate delivery for delivery worldwide

Lifetime guarantee

Our products are guaranteed for a lifetime. We also offer a reconditioning service for damaged knives for a small fee.

We’re sure you’ll love your new knife. If there’s something not right with your order, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.


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With proper care, our knives are guaranteed for a lifetime of use


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