Welcome to our website
We are based in the beautiful county of Herefordshire where we make hand made carving tools, bushcraft knives and leather goods from our workshop.
We have been able to design some really useful tools through our experience as both makers and users and have an ever growing passion for working with different natural materials and for producing beautiful and useful products.
Combined, we have been providing green wood tools, bushcraft knives, green wood products and leatherwork for more than twenty years.
We strive to produce quality items that are made to last and pride ourselves on good customer service. If there are items that you require that you do not see advertised on the site, please feel free to contact us as we can often accomodate your requirements.
We hope you enjoy looking around our website and look forward to hearing from you.
Ben & Lois Orford
9th September 2014
We would like to thank all our customers (many of whom have become friends) for their support so far this year. We have enjoyed The Bushcraft Show, Knives UK and The Wilderness Gathering and were astounded at the amount of returning customers. We thank you for your support and encouragement especially when we are demonstrating at the shows and will have to provide extra seating for next year !
We have had our busiest year yet and with that in mind we would urge you to order early for Christmas.
We are planning to renovate our workshop shortly, which should help to improve productivity by keeping the dust down and the heat up in the winter months.
14th February 2014
We have been experiencing some email problems over the last fortnight or so. If you have sent us an email and have not heard back from us, please resend your message. Apologies for any inconvenience and many thanks for your patience.
Gift Vouchers are available, please email us with the amount you would like and we can either post a voucher or email it to you.
19th October 2013
You can now follow what we are doing in the workshop everyday by following us on Instagram. You will get regular photos of our latest projects along with how we make the tools and leather work here at the "Craft Lab". We hope you enjoy seeing what we are up to. Just click the link below to view our profile.
1st September 2013
Unfortunately we have had to increase the prices of our products. This is due to the rise in price of raw materials and other increases that are out of our control. We have tried to make these increases as small as possible and thank you for your continued custom and support.
28th August 2013
We have recently added some knives to the Knives Available Now page and hope to add more over the coming weeks, so keep checking as there may be your perfect knife available very soon.
Events we will be attending in 2014
The Bushcraft Show 24th - 26th May Catton Hall, Derbyshire.
Knives UK 29th June Tortworth Court Hotel, South Gloucestershire.
The Wilderness Gathering 15th-17th August Bush Farm Bison Centre, Wiltshire. www.wildernessgathering.co.uk/index.html
Full tang knife orders.
We have decided to close our order book on custom knives. This does not mean that we are not making knives and will often have a knife that will fit your requirements in stock so please check our Knives Available Now page or our online 'Bushcraft Shop' to see if we have anything that will suit you. It will be updated regularly. Alternatively, see us at a show (above) where we will have some for sale.
Our normal range of carving tools and leather work is available as usual, if you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact us. Many thanks, Ben and Lois.