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John Nowill Seamans Knife

18+
£17.95
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The John Nowill Seamans knife is simplicity itself. No whistles and bells just a piece of British carbon steel, two hardwood handle scales and a black leather belt sheath make up an unpretentious, use for anything and anywhere utility knife.
SKU:
NOW-SEAMANSKNIFE-CS
Brand:
John Nowill
Colour:
Brown
Age Restriction:
18+
Blade Length:
11.0000
Overall Length:
20.8000
Blade Material:
Carbon Steel
Newest:
2014-01-28 00:00:00
Shipping Group:
STANDARD
Parent Base Price:
14.9500
Lead Time Dropdown:
6 Weeks +

Description


The John Nowill Seamans knife is simplicity itself. No whistles and bells just a piece of British carbon steel, two hardwood handle scales and a black leather belt sheath make up an unpretentious, use for anything and anywhere utility knife.

Specification


SKU:
NOW-SEAMANSKNIFE-CS
Brand:
John Nowill
Colour:
Brown
Age Restriction:
18+
Blade Length:
11.0000
Overall Length:
20.8000
Blade Material:
Carbon Steel
Newest:
2014-01-28 00:00:00
Shipping Group:
STANDARD
Parent Base Price:
14.9500
Lead Time Dropdown:
6 Weeks +

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Reviews


  • 4
    In stock, finally!

    Posted by 243 on 27th May 2019

    Got one at last! I imagine that these sell like hot cakes given the low price, so patience is needed. It was worth the wait, though. I just wish I could have got the Green River knife @ £19 as well. Funny how the A. Wright version is always in stock - at £35! The Seaman/Boatman's knife is easily worth the £15 paid even though fit & finish do leave a little to be desired. I can easily overlook these minor faults at this ridiculously low price - including a leather sheath! At less than 2mm. thick and tapering towards the front edge the blade will flex a bit but this can help with certain tasks. The carbon steel takes & holds a good edge but will need to be lightly oiled from time to time - use a little Sunflower oil or similar if using the blade to prepare food. I mostly use it in the shed or out in the garden. It's a good item for the price and is a good, all-round multitasker. I may be a bit biased as I am a Sheffielder & I've just made a copy of this in Stainless Steel & Rosewood etched with SUFC 130 yrs. old & promoted to the Premier League. Up the blades - all types!

  • 2
    OK

    Posted by J.Schwenck on 5th Dec 2017

    Its ok. I specifically bought this knife to throw it into my haversack for food prep to go wit my spork as I didn't expect it to be suitable for anything else. It seems to be made well enough, the handle finish is ok, but there are some ridges where the handle scales aren't ground down to the metal. Nothing a file can't handle

    The blade itself has some rough spots and some rust spots too, but that's really not a big deal. A bit of steel wool is going to take care of that. The edge is terrible. Rough and very uneven and the tip is virtually 2mm thick without any form of point. But again, thats fine as re-profiling the edge will take care of that. And for food prep the point doesn't really matter. Blade thickness is about 2mm and is very flexible. Guess that would help for gutting fish etc, but for that it'd need an actual edge.

    The sheath is ok, very tight and you can tell that the knife is £14 as it's pretty rough and ready. But it does the job and since it's gonna life in my haversack anyway, the sheath doesn't really matter.

    All in all, would I recommend this knife? Most definitely not for anything other than cutting cheese and bread or cooked meat. In my opinion, if you're looking for a cheap high quality knife, go get yourself a Mora or Hultafors. They're cheaper and better blade quality. And the advantage of the full tang on this knife in comparison to a Mora is pretty much completely removed because of the blade flexibility and thinness.

    On a non-knife related point, excellent service from HH as always. Ordered yesterday, got it today. AMAZING!

  • 4
    light weight neck carry

    Posted by Rob on 2nd Sep 2016

    I bought this hoping it would fit in my kit as a light weight neck knife and it will it has a thin blade ( 1 1/2 - 2 mm )but then its not for chopping down trees its for cutting cordage, feather sticks, striking a ferro rod and preparing foods and butchering small game.
    It will need a bit of work to get it nice like re profiling the edge and point and squaring off the spine, maybe I will replace the scales but as far as the steel goes it will take a nice edge and sharpen easily.
    The sheath is a thin leather pukko type design which works well as I want it to be light weight and hold the knife secure.
    I liked the shape as it reminded me of the knife Mors Kochanski made in one of his videos and had the same rough specs he prefers.
    Bargin in my opinion for £13-00 these could even be great for anyone wanting to make a custom necker to use as a donor blade.
    4 stars as it is not fit a finished well but the base product is sound.

  • 5
    What a bargain

    Posted by davkt on 23rd Feb 2016

    A lovely little knife, fit and finish are good and while not shaving sharp from the off plenty sharp enough for day to day use

  • 5
    Bang on.

    Posted by Ben on 2nd Jan 2016

    Lovely little knife, really is a no frills carbon steel blade. Not shaving sharp out the box but took very little effort on my ceramic sharpener to get it there. With a little work this could be a really, really good little knife. It's gone straight in my shooting pack. And as ever, top service from HH

  • 5
    Top Value!

    Posted by Jim on 15th Dec 2015

    Seriously, how much fun can you have foe £13 in this day and age?

    For the price of 20 fags and a pint you get a British made, carbon steel knife with wooden scales & a leather sheath.

    It's certainly no frills, but fit and finish is fine, handle is very comfortable and the blade takes a good edge.

    I genuinely don't know how they can produce a knife in the UK to sell at this retail price.

    At this price don't hesitate, just hit the button & buy - you won't regret it.

  • 4
    good value

    Posted by jon on 21st Jun 2011

    Great knife for the price but there are some bad points; The sheath isn't great, the blade has black marks and scratches, and the fit of the handle isn't perfect. HOWEVER for the money its excellent value!! I wouldn't hesitate to buy another.

  • 3
    Good for the money.

    Posted by Dan on 16th Feb 2010

    For the price I couldn't really ask for more. Full width tang, full flat ground and carbon steel. Came a bit blunt at the tip but a few minutes on the oil stone got it sharp. The sheath could be improved a bit with regards to the belt loop and the fit, but it's serviceable. Further the blade came with slight brown marks however it dosent effect the performance of the knife. Im using it as a beginner bushcraft Kinfe. Also super fast delivery from HH - its reputation shining through here.