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Alex Pole has been working    as British Blacksmith, Axemaker and Bladesmith  since 1995. He    forges traditional cookware, kitchenware and  Garden Tools by hand from carbon and stainless steel. Alex  works from his forge in Dorset creating high quality functional products for the home and garden. 

Alex first approached us with a sketch of a bespoke wooden handle he wanted turning for his Garden Tools range. Creating a plywood template from Alex's sketch we then did a small batch run on the Copy Lathe to produce Alex's range of handles


The handles were turned from sustainably sourced English Oak and fine sanded to finish


Each handle was then fitted with one of our in house made copper ferrules 

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Alex Pole's stunning range of Garden Tools  include; Weeding Forks, Garden and Onion   Hoes, Small Potting and Garden  Trowels. All hand forged by Alex and fitted with our English Oak handles!

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The  latest    handle to add to Alex's collection is the Kitchen Cleaver Handle.

Alex approached us with a sketch and the team got to work, again turned from English Oak using the copy lathe  and finished with a in-house made copper ferrule 

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Alex Pole Sketch of wooden handle for kitchen cleaver knife

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