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John Nowill Green River Knife

18+
£18.95
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Made in Sheffield, this is a no frills boating knife designed and made by knifemakers with years of experience working for a company generations old. It has a five inch carbon steel blade and solid rosewood handle with finger grooves. It is supplied with a black leather, moulded sheath.
SKU:
NOW-GREEN-RIVER-KNIFE-CS
Brand:
John Nowill
Colour:
Brown
Age Restriction:
18+
Blade Length:
12.4000
Overall Length:
22.5000
Blade Material:
Carbon Steel
Handle Material:
Rosewood
Newest:
2014-01-28 00:00:00
Shipping Group:
STANDARD
Parent Base Price:
18.9500
Lead Time Dropdown:
6 Weeks +

Description


Made in Sheffield, this is a no frills boating knife designed and made by knifemakers with years of experience working for a company generations old. It has a five inch carbon steel blade and solid rosewood handle with finger grooves. It is supplied with a black leather, moulded sheath.

Specification


SKU:
NOW-GREEN-RIVER-KNIFE-CS
Brand:
John Nowill
Colour:
Brown
Age Restriction:
18+
Blade Length:
12.4000
Overall Length:
22.5000
Blade Material:
Carbon Steel
Handle Material:
Rosewood
Newest:
2014-01-28 00:00:00
Shipping Group:
STANDARD
Parent Base Price:
18.9500
Lead Time Dropdown:
6 Weeks +

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Reviews


  • 5
    A bit one-sided

    Posted by 243 on 5th Oct 2019

    Finally got one - in stock. Arrived 23 hrs. After ordering - aren't Royal mail getting good?! Why do J. Nowill knives have J. Adams on them? I'm amazed that a knife like this can be made in the UK for under £20 - inc. a period scabbard. The blade is the same thickness as my Mora Hunter & about 20mm. longer. The handle is a bit small & I rounded off the top part to make it a more comfortable shape. The knife is probably THE Original Bush/Woodcraft knife but if I was going to use it for that I would make a Finger guard for it out of some slotted Aluminium for safety. A really good knife at a low price that's different from most. The only odd thing is that it's one-sided. The filework & the swedge are only on the side that you see in the photo. The obverse is plain & featureless - or is that only mine?

  • 4
    Great knife

    Posted by Tricky on 6th Dec 2018

    Not a blade for those that aren't willing to acknowledge it for what it is and modify it a little to get the most from it. It's not a bushcraft knife and won't stand up to batoning. It's a thin blade and does the tasks it was designed for very well. Sharpens up nicely and keeps a good edge. The blade is carbon steel so needs looking after or will rust. The handle is basic but with a little reshaping works fine. The sheath is historically accurate which I like, some leather cord put through the belt loops makes it wearable on the belt Scandinavian style. Mine gets ten times more use than I thought it would and wouldn't like to be without one.

  • 4
    Revising my opinion on this......!

    Posted by John on 17th Mar 2018

    Following my earlier review, i think a revised review is needed. Took this out today, and TWO issues became apparent. (1) sheath is very tight thereby making the attachment to a belt nigh impossible & (2) the handle scales a little oversized. The scales ? not an issue, but the sheath i'm hoping will ease otherwise i will take to using this tucked in my waistband. So sadly 4 stars is the best i can do..But still recommended ...!

  • 5
    Green River Knife.

    Posted by John on 16th Mar 2018

    Well what can i say!! ordered on the 15th late afternoon, arrived A.M on the 16th. As for the knife itself very nice, well put together & nicely finished. I'd been looking at getting one of these for a long time. To be honest not that sharp on inspection, but easily remedied. A worthy replacement for my m/companion. RECOMMENDED !!!!!

  • 5
    long lasting and useful

    Posted by billg on 12th Oct 2017

    my father who was a mechant seaman recommended this to me for my fishing when i was 14, i have owned it for 52 years and it has done simply everything and takes its place in my workshop for incidentals

  • 5
    The original bushcraft knife.

    Posted by Nathan on 18th Dec 2016

    Every serious bushcrafter needs to buy one of these. It's where it all began in mass produced out door knives. This knife was first made around the late 1830's, and has been in constant production and use since then. 170 years of wilderness use probably makes it the most tested field knife Hiennie sells. Purchased mine 2 years ago, and it sees action at least twice a week, mainly in food prep. Also haveused it to prep game,kindling,tent pegs and bow drill sets. Handle scales came over size and a little square. 15 minutes with a file and sandpaper cured that. Sheath is period correct for a late 1800's Sheffield model. I carry it neck knife style. It's not tacticool or in your face. Members of the puplic are not terrified when they see me cutting up bacon rolls with it on campsites. A big plus I think. Superb value for money, as I think all Sheffield knives are. Get one.

  • 4
    Worth every penny.

    Posted by Will on 18th Apr 2016

    I bought this about 8 months ago to be a farm working knife for times when i thought i'd need more than a pocket knife. I couldn't have bought a better one. Takes a brilliant edge and keeps it for long enough. Mine needed a touch up about once a week and a proper sharpen about once every month and a half or so. It slices and cuts perfectly. I used it to dig through pheasant feeders when there was a blockage, to carve sticks and sometimes do bushcraft. Ive also used it to gut and skin rabbits as well as take the breasts off of pheasants and pigeons which it does well enough too. Buy one if you want a simple, no frills knife that just works. You won't be dissapointed. The scales are a bit * but i rounded them off and they feel good now.

  • 4
    Excellent service

    Posted by Adam on 12th Mar 2016

    Excellent service from HH ,will be buying from again , like the knife blade,handle is ok but i have big hands so I may make a New one or not as this is a traditional knife, sheaf is poor ,but knife well worth the price,

  • 4
    Cheap and ugly - but always there for you...

    Posted by Ibo on 1st Sep 2015

    Reading the reviews bought some smiles of recognition. This one of those knives that are unimpressive but somehow, you keep reaching for when you need to actually DO stuff . I bought one a few years back as a garden/working knife.. .somehow managed to break off the First inch of the left hand scale of mine but it keeps going despite hat and other shameful treatment. I will replace the scales one of these days ... Probably. The sheath is ugly but oddly functional. But I suppose iyou could say that about the whole thing.