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  1. fire-fire steel blunt nosed dragonout of the ashes by rowan for beaver bus

    We were so excited at Beaver head quarters today when a new batch of Fire Steels arrived from Rowan Taylor at South Saxon Forge. Now these Fire steels are not for the faint hearted as they are a  serious bits of steel that have been artistically  forged into Animal heads.  We have taken inspiration from Rowan's Celtic roots and have named these particular Fire steels after the Celtic Gods. Each Fire Steel has been carefully sculptured and forged in an animal head. Each one has been individually made and each one will have its own character. Each Fire Steel comes with its own tinder bundle These Fire Steels may be more suitable for a more experienced user of traditional Fire Steels due to the shape and the heaviness of the Steel, we personally would not recommend these particular ones for beginners. This beautifully hand forged Fire Steels is of a Blunt Nosed Dragon and we have named her 'Belisama' after the goddess of Fire and Crafts, most appropriate wouldn't you say? These Fire Steels are not just for Fire making but also a little work of art in the palm of your hand.

  2. From Paramount Studios, to doing stuff for a TV show, to making bottles & getting new stock in……

    leather-handmade leather bottles drying in the sun by Shark Designs Leather

    Sami Pots with antler and yew by Scott at beaver bushcraftplus accessoriesWell its been a most interesting month from making a new batch of our handmade leather drinking bottles, to teaching a leather course, dealing with Paramount Studios, sending stuff off for a new survival Show,  to getting in some really exciting stock and playing around with some new design ideas.....phew!!!!!

    Cutting tools hand forged by Kaos Blacksmiths for beaver BushcraftOur Sami pots will be coming back in stock soon and we hope to be getting in some very special Beaver Ferro rods . We also got some old favourites back in stock just in time for the Shows, our 'Fire Buddies' and our '5-In1Tool' made by DWB . What we like about the stock we sell,is that it is all hand produced by high quality craftsmen based in the UK. We do sometimes get items from the USA like our beloved Randy  from Bethel Forge. Taking of forges, we are also hoping to be getting in some very special Fire Steels…more to come on that ;) . Mark has been busily making leather sheath's for a limited range of Beaver knives and some beautiful hand forged knives by Kaos Blacksmiths. We hope to have these with us for The Bushcraft Show but will also be on the website as we realise not everyone will be able to make it to the Shows. This year we have decided to just do a few Shows and these will be announced either on our facebook page or on our website , so keep an eye out . We are also expanding our range of Strops by incorporating more designs and introducing some colours..... please note we know of no one else who's doing this so you will have seen it here first !!!! sharpening-strops-mini feild strops-colour range

    As a huge supporter of British Wildlife, it was so nice to see Devon Wildlife Trust support International Beavers' Day on the 07/03/2016. Now we know some people are against Beaver's in the country but we are a great advocator of Beavers and like to think of them as nature's woodsman. Now with that, I am logging off and wish everyone a great weekend :) Love from BB