“Designed as a good all purpose knife, a companion for a lifetime by Greg Willing ~The Countryman.”
Raised in the back woods of Cornwall.
Greg grew up on farms, as his Dad sold farm machinery, whilst his Mum worked in the local hospital kitchen. A passion for fine food flared as he learnt to cook for his hard working family and later became a City and Guilds qualified chef – pushing nearly 25 years in service. From simple cafes, to gourmet pubs and Michelin star dining.
But a true country-boy at heart, he always knew his roots are intertwined with Mother Nature. Greg learnt tracking, hunting, and woodman-ship, and of course horseman-ship, from a young age, honing his skills and interest.
Now retired from the kitchens, he can concentrate on his passion, the great outdoors. Combining hunting, natural history, tracking and bush-crafting.
Greg worked with us to come up with a knife for use in any situation and any weather.
So we have not one but 2 knives as the Countryman’s range, the standard and the XL.
Greg wanted a more ergonomic bottle shape to the handle so you can always feel in an instant which way the knife is, from working in the cold to when its raining like a monsoon or even in the dark.
A lighter knife in our range, but still strong enough for the toughest jobs, Dean said 3mm tool steel was the best bet.
The standard, is 7.5 inches long with a blade length of 4 inches made from high carbon 01 tool steel. 3 mm thick and a choice of handle and liner materials available.
Weight is 135 grams or 4.7oz.
The Xl, is 8.5 inches long and has a blade of 4.5 inches, and is also made from high carbon 01 tool steel. 3 mm thick and a choice of handle and liner materials available.
Weight is 158 grams or 5.5oz.
These pair have lovely rosewood scales and glow in the dark liners.
Now the choices of the handles and liners, will be the hardest decisions you make, the easy one is choosing if you want the standard or the Xl and at only £145.00 and £160 respectively, this includes the drop down sheath in your colour choice and the etching if you wish for a name or logo on the blade like the above knives have.
We even did something a little different on this Countryman.