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  1. Action-Mark sewing Bushcraft Pouch-White stitchingIt’s always so lovely when we get such a lovely testimonial from our customers (see below). We try to put as much love and passion as we can into our work, it has to have a heart and soul.  Mark spends many hours tweaking the designs just to get them right and it’s the same with his hand stitching, the stitch has to look as good from the back as it does from the front. Leather to us has to look like leather and to see all the amazing patina and texture it has. We ‘read’ the Leather and then think what we would like to make from it. It’s the same for our Fire Steel designs, we want them to work, we want people to enjoy using them and to have fun with them but still retain a high quality that can be passed on through the generations, just like in times gone by. So when we receive a lovely email from a customer called Mally like we did this morning, we know that we are getting there ......     

    Hi there Helen and Mark,  

    Cutting shark bushcraft knife in dark russte with matching ferro rod by beaFirst of all, can I say thank you for the extra little bits you have sent me with the knife. They are greatly appreciated! The knife: I have to say, wow! Just wow! I am over the moon to say the least. The knife, sheath and fero rod are just pure quality. And it hasn't been an easy ride getting to this point of satisfaction Helen and Mark.  For many years I have bought and been dissatisfied with bushcraft knives, always selling them on. Unlike many, I don't have a knife fetish ( mines fire lol ). I just wanted a good all round, working tool, a bushcraft knife, something that was comfortable in the hand and would do the job.. 

    The only knives I were happy with were the Moras,  which have limitations, but we're a comfortable, usable bushcraft knife, and my Fallkniven F1, which is great, but it's a survival knife, doesn't have a scandi grind, and I feel, just a tad too short on the blade.. 

    Anyway, I stopped buying in pursuit of that elusive knife, but kept looking and scrutinizing and rejecting. 

    Then your last lot of Shark knives came up, and again I scrutinized, looking at everything, especially with regards to handle shape and size. I scaled it up with the measurements provided, and I knew as near as I could, this was the knife, but they'd sold out. I waited, money aside, in the hope they'd be back. They were. I scrutinized again in case of any differences, but very quickly! And I ordered! I'm not disappointed at all. This is my lifetime bushcraft knife and it's going to get well used. 

    All the other gear.

    Helen and Mark, I have been involved in bushcraft and survival for around 40 years, although it was all just survival in the early days. I've gone through the gear stages as we do, and now it's about less gear, but quality gear that I know is going to last me many years and even a lifetime in some cases. And that's why I'm glad I stumbled on your little cottage industry because I love the goods you produce..

    fire-special edition copper hudson bay with Andrew Kirkham fire steelThe solar lens is amazing and I can't wait until summer to mess around with it. The belt is pure quality and is worn often. The Hudson Bay tin and leather tinder pouch are used all the time and the antler handle fero rod is awesome, the best I've ever owned. 

    Leather 801 belt hand stitched in mahogany for beaver bushcraftWhile all these things are quality working items Helen, at nearly 60 years of age, it's a time of becoming aware of my own mortality too, and it is also with this in mind that your items make such good sense to me to buy. My family know about my love of the outdoors and when I'm finally gone, these little bits which I'll have put to good use and yet lovingly taken care of and cherished, will mean the world to my own grown up children and my grandchildren. 

    Thank you so much, both of you. I think at this stage, I'm just about all bought up, nothing else I need, so it might be awhile before you hear from me again. Kind regards.  

    Mally 12/01/2019 

  2. Well today we received this lovely testimonial form Conor James @ we3advertures on Instagram. It always makes us feel it’s all worthwhile when we get such lovely feedback. Sometimes what we do is more a labour of love more than a commercial enterprise. We put a lot of love into our work and we hope our passion shines through. We try to put as much love and care into our products as we can. Even the way we package our products is done with care and recently we have started looking at more environmentally packaging and cutting down on the amounts of plastic we use. We are proud to say that the materials we use to make our items are ethically sourced too….. its all part of our ethos :) 

    So here’s what Conor James had to say about us….. 

    “Well who can not a love a pile of packages from Beaver Bushcraft?! They have started to stock up over the last couple of weeks with Christmas just around the corner and I will have to admit here, at this point, this pile is all for me, I do not think my family expected so much from just one company!!! 

    So why did I order all from one company? Simply down to the amazing work that has been made from Leather to steel & every little inch of detail has been meticulously handcrafted alongside supporting some good friends who are running a British business. 

    I struggle a lot with speaking to people and general social interactions as well as bouncing between ideas’ so I have made the decision to calm my focus and get my backside into a hobby pushed to the side to my main one, Fire, the traditional way! So It was only logical to place a couple of orders for tinders, fungus, leather pouches and mini fire steals as well as my dream a Copper Hudson Bay Tinderbox. 

    The tinder’s are packaged well and the amount you get is very generous considering the low prices they are sold for.  The Leatherwork has amazing detail & is beautifully made and these really are small art pieces that with care, will look better and better as the years go on. The Copper Hudson Bay Tinderbox is absolutely beautiful, one that like the leather will age ever so well!

    To sum up this review that I could happily expand on and make an essay review is to say - If you are contemplating ordering anything then go for it, You will not be disappointed.”

    Conor James 19/11/2018