Welcome to the world of TIM
BRITTON handmade knives, and thanks for
stopping by for a visit. I have been making
knives very seriously since 1971. My work has
been featured in all major cutlery
publications and is displayed at 8-10 shows
per year. BRITTON knives are in use throughout
the world...most notably as part of the issue
to the palace guard detachment in Ivory Coast,
New from Tim Britton:
"Jade Handle Pronghorn"
lockback, bg42 blade,24K gold inlay
NEWS from Tim Britton’s shop !!
I will be moving away from so called TACTICAL
designs as of January 1, 2016. My remaining
few tactical folders: Tango, Tango 2, Both
T-10 models, including the Mongoose have been
sold to www.knifecenter.com Nick or Howard can
help you if you are looking for my tactical
folders. Their prices are quite reasonable and
they have been around for decades.
The only tactical folder from my shop will be
my “new” RECONDO with flipper. Knife Center
has a fair stock of this model too. Check them
out….they also have a good selection of my
traditional models, with a few prototypes,
like an exhibition grade pearl handled
LOCKBACK swayback jack. I know of no maker or
company making this knife as a lockback…YET !
Many thanks for your support and continued
interest in my work. See you at NY/NJ show in
Feb/March or BLADE in Atlanta in 2016.
There have been some fairly awesome changes in
the US custom knife market and I choose to
focus my energies on both traditional style
slip joint folders and my latest series of
tactical designs. I will no longer be making
any fixed blade knives other than my trademark
My favorite steels continue to be s35vn and
BG-42. My small stock of bg42 is running out
and I may have found a good substitute….more
on this later.
Don’t look for ugly stuff that is poorly
finished or knives that look like they were
designed by the Ironman. If you see something
that you like, order it or pick up one from
various dealers. I will always have knives for
sale at shows and will refrain from raffles or
drawings. It will simply be a rule of first
come first serve.
Until further notice, I will not be offering
elephant or mammoth ivory as an option. Many
states and the feds are considering
legislation that would forbid its use or sale,
no matter when it was made or where. The sale
of anything made with turtle shell has long
Many of us have been troubled by the problem
of Chinese rip-offs. I fought this and gave it
my best shot only to hear that the only viable
alternative would be for me to hire a Chinese
attorney and to file suit in a Chinese court
of law. Copyrights and patents are of value
only if you are willing to spend a lot of
money defending them. I have talked at length
with ICE and with two US Senators with minimal
results. I will continue to focus on what I do
best, fishing and making knives.
Thank you for your interest and for your
Best Regards, Tim Britton
I have virtually all of the
"supersteels" in my shop and access to others
for your special needs. All handle materials,
from lapis lazuli to Fiji fire pearl to the
most common canvas micarta is handpicked by me
from suppliers at shows or in their shops. You
are assured of the finest steel, hand-picked
premium handle materials and my unconditional
money back guarantee in the event that you are
not completely satisfied with your BRITTON
knife. My steel preference is still bg42 but I
am unable to locate a dependable source of bar
stock in the right sizes. I am seriously
evaluating S35VN as an alternative. So far I
am VERY impressed.....looks as if this will
become my primary steel.
Please feel free to contact me
at any time to discuss your personal needs in
custom cutlery. Go to the order information
page for contact information.
Please take the time to check
out the first knife in my Master
Series of ten collaborations with
internationally famous master craftsmen.
Tim Britton Handmade Knives will pre-pay the
shipping on all orders for/from Military,
Police, Fireman, and active members of the Boy
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