Customer Testimonials

HERE IS WHAT SOME OF OUR CUSTOMERS THINK : 

Natural Amadou Tinder (Premium Quality) 10g Bag 

Excellent service, working perfectly, first class communication. Mark Houlgrave . 18/06/2019


 Polaris Fire Steel (temp sold out)

Hi guys ,I just wanted to say a massive thank you for my pendant plus the extras that you included for me you are both so very kind, it was such a lovely Father’s Day gift to receive from my boys, thank you again. Kind regards Richard Kirk, 18/06/2019


 The Hudson Bay Tinderbox (temp sold out)

Dear Helen & Mark. My daughter bought me one of your Hudson Bay kits for Father’s Day. May I say what a fantastic piece of Kit it is? The quality is superb. It has to be my ‘go to’ item from now on. Thank you. Andrew King 17/06/2019


 Traditional ‘Curly Viking’ Style Flint & Steel Fire Striker

  • Excellent product,with a personal touch. Fast delivery. Great seller, Thanks. Dave Otter.03/06/2019
  • Brilliant little striker 5* A+++++ : 5vicaragebeam 03/06/2019
  • Excellent customer service and a great flint and steel ,very pleased thank you! Davina 03/06/2019
  • Super item and lovely extras thanks. Ana Japhone   03/06/2019

 Vintage Leather 'Medicine' Style Pouch

Hello Helen and Mark,  

Just a quick note to say thank you - both for the speedy delivery of my recent order – which is fantastic. I’m really pleased with the items – the mini leather pouch and medicine style pouch – Thanks a lot. I cant wait to get out start using the new pouches and I am sure I’ll be back buying some more goodies!  All the best and thanks again, Richard 15/04/2019


 Irish ‘R’ Flint & Steel Striker Temp Sold Out   

Hi Mark,I finally got "home" a few weeks ago and received your package. What a joy to use and a beautiful shape.Thanks also for the flint. I especially appreciate how one piece fits right into the jaws of my lock and makes nice contact with the frizzen.

The piece for napping is perfect for my bag too. I'm using it both as a "strike a lite" and a source of backup flint for the flintlocks. It's really liberating knowing I won't run out of flint for fire or flintlock in case I ever end up out much longer than intended. Thanks again!  James 09/04/2019


 Elephant Fire Steel Striker 

Hi, Just to say I love the little elephant striker I bought and the added bonus of the bag of amadou and flint, was an unexpected and appreciated surprise, Thank you! I had forgotten how great amadou is for tinder, having relied on char cloth for so long. I will be posting pics of the striker etc on instagram and will of course tag you. Look forward using this combo alot and having this mini set in my fire kit.

With Best wishes,Vee, 01/04/2019


 Vintage Leather Pouch

Thank you yet again for the excellent products, first class friendly service. This is all so much appreciated Hels and Mark. 

Do you know Hels and Mark, dealing with Beaver Bushcraft isn't remotely like doing business at all. Not in any sense of the word. From ordering to delivery, you guys offer that personal touch so well, that one knows it is heartfelt as one would offer to friends.. And as such, as each purchase is made and received, along with the extras too, I feel I'm coming to know you as such, just that, friends.. I love this little pouch guys. My Hudson Bay tin has gone straight into it. Thank you yet again Hels and Mark. Kindest of regards, Mally 14/03/2019


 When you invest in a Beaver Bushcraft product, you are investing in a piece of history. Holding one of their products in your hands will transfer you back in time, a time when things were built to last. A time when you knew that when the proverbial hit the fan, you didn’t need to worry whether your kit was going let you down. Their attention to detail is second to none. Their customer services goes above and beyond. All of this is backed up with a YouTube channel to show you how to use and take care of your new favourite piece of kit. Thanks Hels and Mark. Mark Eldington-Booth 19/02/2019


 Hand Stitched 501 Classic Belt 

Just a quick message to say thank you for the cracking belt. Had it for my birthday and it did not disappoint. Great quality and craftsmanship. Regards Jon Early  On 2 Feb 2019


Fire Lighting 

Products picked up from the post office and very happy with them, the speed of delivery and the additional bit of tinder. Kind of you. I enjoyed your videos too. Wish others were as clear. I've left reviews on two Facebook groups with 4000 members between them. Happy to support artisans who clearly care about what they do. Best wishes, Michael ,16/02/2019


 Outdoor Waxed Jacket

Mark, I just received my jacket and I can’t say enough how impressed I am with the quality of it. I can’t wait to try it out in the outdoors! Please pass along to Green Outdoor.Thanks! Mike 13/02/2019 


Hand Stitched 801 Bushcraft Belt

Hi Beaver Bushcraft  

Thank you so much for the Belt it looks amazing and fits like a glove. I will be definitely recommend you to a friend. From Peter Pool 29/01/2019 


101 Handmade Belt

Dear Mark,  I have received the belt and it is fantastic, just the job.Many thanks indeed.Kind regards,Blair 29/01/2019


 801 Hand Stitched Bushcraft Belt

Hi Guys, Me again, 

I got my parcel this morning in good order, and I was extremely pleased finding the belt crafted so well, it's something I will be proud to wear. Also thanks for the matching keyring, I will have good use of it!  Finally, I want to thank you guys for the good service and your kindness! I will certainly recommend you to my friends whenever one is looking for this kind of gear you present on your webstore!

Kind Regards, Patrick. 25/01/2019


Traditional Flint & Steels Fire Strikers

Dear Sir/Madam.  

I want to start my email to you apologizing for not emailing you earlier as I had wanted. So please forgive me in my late email to you and I truly am profusely sorry. 

The reason why I am so sorry is because, I was so taken back not only by the speed of you emailing me to tell me a matter had be sorted out, but I could tell that you genuinely cares and kept me well informed.  Now this leads me on to my second reason why I am so sorry for not emailing you earlier.  

From my weighty well wrapped parcel I thought is this my order?

As I opened the outer packaging I was overwhelmed by how well each and every item was separately wrapped. The brown thin paper wrapping was such a nice touch, almost like everything was gift wrapped. Your presentation on how I received my items to me, was done with caring hands and a thoughtful mind. The labeling, the choice of cord and cards attached to the steels, the note inside, the whole lot. I literally had to sit down and have a look at each item, carefully handling them as you did when you wrapped them for me. The workmanship on those steels are amazing, really perfect workmanship from a skilled craftsmen. Then I discovered that you gave me a few extras. WOW thank you sooo much. I really am looking forward to trying out the new Tinder's and matches. 

I still can't get over what a personal professional service you are providing. It's taken me a whole week to reply to you, literally as I have been lost for words to tell you just how happy I am. Thank you so much and I really do mean that.  Best Wishes, Rew Fisher, 20/01/2019


 This is just a little snippet of a lovely email we received this morning from an equally lovely customer called Mally. We loved his testimonial so much we turned it into a mini blog. To read his full testimonial please click here or just read below for a little snippet of what he said....

The Shark Bushcraft Knife.

Hi there Helen and Mark

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. 

And I ordered! I'm not disappointed at all. This is my lifetime bushcraft knife and it's going to get well used., 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. Mally 12/0/1/2019


 Bespoke Hand Stitched Buscraft Belt

Now this is what I call a belt; lovely job - you could raise the Titanic on it!  Thanks also for the additional loop, all much appreciated.

Best wishes. Roger. 11/12/2018


 Hudson Bay Brass Tinderbox

Hi Mark, 

just to let you know I received the tin and the extras, which there really was no need for but very much appreciated, today and would like to thank you again for your efforts and the excellent personal touch. I was recommended to you by Paul Deore and will be singing your praises on all the social media sites I am active on. Regards John.  09/12/2018 


 Tinder Boxes

Hello from Sweden.

I just want to start of by saying that I am very pleased with my earlier purchases from your website. I have already used my Trappers tinderbox to light many a fire. From here on after you will be my main supplier of everything bushcraft :) Best regards Emil Berglund 26/11/2018


 Mini Tinderbox Hand Stitched Leather Pendant

Hi Mark, Thank you on multiple accounts.

1st... quick delivery brilliant .2nd the free extra tinder & flints unexpected and well appreciated.

3rd wow I just love the craftsmanship in the leather pendants, this has gone straight to the top of my favourite tinder pouches and i know it will be coming on many an adventure with me (fell walks/camping). I have so far found it surprisingly easy to use 4 out of 4 attempts successful so far. Although I can appreciate people with shovel sized hands might struggle at first but with a bit of practice would become a well-loved and cherished bit of kit.   The craftsmanship that’s gone into making this product will last a life time easily and I can admire & appreciate it's quality.  Regards, Scott. 18/11/2018


 5g Bag of Amadou Tinder

Hi guys, received Amadou this morning. Wanted to thank you, and that I'm very pleased with my tinder,Looking forward to future orders. Thank you, Bill. 06/11/2018


 Bespoke Hand Stitched Belt 

Hi Beaver Bushcraft,  I am absolutely delighted with the leather belt you made for my nephew's 21st birthday. It is beautifully made, looks superb and was made in the UK which was important to me. I am really pleased you are very busy you deserve to get so much business. Best wishes .Caroline Davies. 01/10/2018 


Bespoke Hand Stitched Belt 

 Received my belt today, very pleased indeed. Superb quality and workmanship, and I love the colour. Thank you. J. E. 27/09/2018 


 Bespoke Hudson Bay Tinder Pouch 

I'v just came home to a lovely surprise as I wasn’t expecting my order until next week. I honestly wish I could thank you and show you my appreciation as the workman ship is such quality and beauty.Can’t thank you enough and for the complimentary tinder and key ring such a kind gesture. I truly wish you weren’t so far away as I’d have asked to learn from you. True blessings Jo 22/09/2018


Rune Strikers  

Dear Helen & Mark, Thank You my order for the Beaver Bushcraft RUNE Pendant 'Flint & Steel' Striker COLLECTION (85-1510-1527) As always a service 2nd to none. Thank You! Kind Regards D. W. 20/09/2018 


Hand Stitched Hudson Bay Pouch

 Hi Just wanted to thank you for the lovely piece of Hudson bay leather pouch.. Many thanks for the mini torch which is proving very handy already. Thanks. Faisal 12/08/2018 


 801 Hand Stitched Belt 

Anyway the good bit is that the belt is brilliant .It is a relief to not have to keep hitching my trousers up. If you have a reviewing site I would be glad to mark you at 5 stars. Let me know if you do.Thanks for everything. Regards, Brian 12/08/2018


Hand Stitched Solar Pendant  

Hi, just a quick message to say thank you for such great work, very impressive & appreciated.  A T (New Zealand) 10/08/2018 


Hand Stitched Zippo Pouches  

Hi! Just received my Hudson Bay and Zippo pouches. Very pleased indeed. They are beautiful pieces of work, lovely to handle, superb.  

And free gifts! They're actually useful too! Brilliant. I feel quite spoiled! The Hudson Bay pouch is just right for the job I had in mind. The only drawback is that it really would look better with an appropriate tinder box inside . . ! So I guess I'm going to have to get one for it! Chuckle. I shall have a look shortly. I've been after a decent Zippo case for years. Most versions I've seen have press studs on the belt loop. Not particularly secure. Your versions are great. Proper leather, properly made. Built to last! Cool.It's a genuine pleasure dealing with you. I've found you approachable, honest and, of course, your broad knowledge and experience makes it all very interesting!Thanks again! Best regards, Alan 05/08/2018 


Double Pocket Medicine Pouch

Just taken delivery of my new twin pocket medicine pouch. It's very nice indeed! You know, your level of service is excellent. AB 09/07/2018 


Amadou Tinder

Just received my order...Amadou fungus...superb fire lighting qualities.. excellent product.....fast delivery...... many thanks.Mal. 05/07/18


The Irish Traditional Fire Steel

Just managed to avoid setting fire to me shorts. Lol.Seriously, I've had a few steels over 40-odd years, some broken, some stolen, some gifted away. This one is a delight and, assuming my son doesn't appropriate it, will be a much valued companion! The Irish style striker is a beautiful piece. I really like the way it sits on the hand. Lovely. I'm very pleased with how quickly it arrived too! AB 01/07/2018 


Viking Curly Fire Steel 

Received my order today all in tip top condition, WOW I love the fire steels absolute craftsmanship at its best they are that good I am considering wearing one as a pendant just the perfect size. I have the eldstal fire steel bigger but no where near the quality of these. actually I think of you both every day when I fasten my shire horse belt with the matching belt pouch the craftsmanship and work that is in them shines out yes I love them real quality, Thank you Helen and Mark .Geoff 15/06/18 


 'Squid' Viking Fire Steel 

I just received my Viking Squid Steel striker today and couldn't be more happy! The quality and craftsmanship are outstanding, with great sparks being thrown every time (it's now my mainstay Steel out of many).I would also like to thank you for the speed and quality of service from start to finish. The flint I also ordered was very generous, fantastic quality and much appreciated.I'll definitely be ordering again very soon.Kind Regards from South Australia, Kai.13/06/2018 


Hudson Bay Tinderbox

Just received my order today and was blown away by the quality and speed it arrived. The addition of the tinder at no extra charge was a particularly kind touch. Many thanks ,I will be using you again. Dan. 24/05/2018


911 Bespoke Belt 

Hello, received my bespoke 911 professional belt & bespoke quick release belt loop. Nicely packaged, very pleased, well stitched, nice solid brass, looks great, many thanks steve 23/5/18 


 Round Tin Mini Tinderbox Flint Steel

The black tobacco tin is great but I absolutely LOVE the mini tinderbox kit! Lots of big sparks from such a small striker and piece of flint (though not as tiny as the piece in your demo video; Impressive!). It is going to be a superb showing off kit and such great fun!!  

Excellent goods and fantastic customer service, as always. Thank you once again. David 19/04/2018 


 Fire Storm with Leather Case

Hi Mark, I meant to email you much earlier to let you know I received the order. It is magnificent, the tool itself (bellows) is such a smart bit of kit, and the leather sheath is simply gorgeous. What a treat, also, and so very kind and thoughtful of you, to include a small bag of kapok! I'm super excited to use it. Thanks, again, and best wishes to you and the spring season.- Leslie  09/04/2018.  Click Here To View


Dragon Fire Steel 

Mark and Hells. Just a not to say the Fire Steel arrived today and I have to say I am so impressed, the weight, quality forging and the sparks it produces if just amazing. Thank you so much. Regards  Buzz 07/04/2018. Click Here To View  


Flint & Steel Viking Squid  

Hi, Just to say recieved my 2nd flint and steel order. Very happy with it .Thanks guys. Regards Mark Laryea 31/03/2018 


Flint & Steel Fire Lighting

I've received just today. I congratulate You for Your speed, Your accuracy and - very important - Your generosity. I like speaking to my students about survival and technology.Of course I'm going to advertise Beaver Bushcraft.Many greetings from Rome. Yours  Giovanni. 24/03/2018


 Bushcraft & Survival Diamond Sharpening Kit - 180/1000 grit (25-8000)

WOW!  Just WOW! I used the kit last night and had amazing results with some very blunt kitchen knives, I recorded my efforts and will be placing it up on YouTube I'll let you know when it's live. I wish I'd discovered you a year ago! Craig Taylor 18/03/18. Click Here To View


Mini Pocket Parabolic Solar Mirror with Leather Pouch + Tinder Bundle (85-5010) 

I'm happy to say your parabolic mirror arrived safely yesterday with accompanying tinder and sulphur matches. Given today's intense snow flurries I was not hopeful about trying it out, but we had a period of blue sky, so I had a chance to test it with a tin of charred punk wood. Despite a cold wind and a light dusting of snow falling, your mirror managed to create a good ember in less than a minute. Very impressive, given the adverse conditions, so this will be a permanent addition to my flint and steel kit. Thanks again for making good products.Kind regards,Gordon,Nottingham,18/03/2018

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Hello, I just received my order today I am more than satisfied. Very beautiful material. High quality. I will recommend on your site. Thanking you cordially. Mr Johnson  08/03/2018 


Bushcraft & Survival Diamond Sharpening Kit - 180/1000 grit (25-8000)

Hi again Mark. I am extremely pleased with the pre-sale advice I received and the product itself [ the bushcraft diamond sharpening kit ]. Particularly impressed with your video tutorial…great presentation and nice to have an expert so clearly lead you by the hand into something you’ve not done before. Best wishes. Cam.  27/02/2018  Click Here To View


Natural Amadou Tinder 'PREMIUM QUALITY' (5g) - Horse Hoof Fungus Pieces (85-4050)

Just a thank you note - got some Amadou from you, and I'm a happy customer - top quality product, great communication, and all-round good experience ...thank you! - Ash.  23/02/2018. Click Here To View 


Dear Mark , Just to say that the sheaths arrived safely this afternoon:  thank you - they are absolutely magnificent.  I am out very early tomorrow and all day, but I will try to write something that does them justice.  You are, truly, an artist and craftsman of rare quality. With tremendous respect and very many thanks indeed. An imaginative designer and a gifted artist, I was impressed by a pouch I bought from his website, and asked him to create somewhat unusual custom sheaths for my two favourite bushcraft knives - the work he produced was both beautiful and extremely practical.  The quality of the leatherwork is first class and I am absolutely delighted. Himself evidently an outdoorsman,  what sets him apart is his understanding of the practical aspects of design as form follows function. The sheaths are magnificent and will outlast me.  Unlike me, they will only get better with age.  You won’t find better:  I cannot praise his work too highly. Yours aye, Stephen Dudley 28/02/2018


The Beaver Blade Necker Knife Bushcraft Set - 2 Finger Grip - Mini fire Lighting Kit 

Hi Mark and Helen, Just writing to let you know my beaver blade necker knife has arrived today in post today. I absolutely love it, the workmanship and presentation is perfect.I saw a picture of it on Instagram on Thursday then rushed to your website and saw you had one left. Feel so lucky to have got this Beautiful little knife . Thank you so much for all your hard work.   Kindest regards,  Milton Smith.  13/02/2018. Click Here To Veiw 


 

Traditional Hudson Bay Brass Tinder Box with Hand Forged Fire Steel (85-2010-BR)

For the record the “Hudsons Bay” tinderbox,  it’s a fab piece of kit! Well made with that authentic feel about it, with quality tinder inside, it’s good to go right out of the box! I tried this kit out immediately after the postie dropped it off, first with the magnifying glass around 09.30 and it worked a treat, even in mid January! Next with Flint & Steel, a bit longer this time, about 5 mins to get a good technique (actually forgot just how to do it!!!) and it was just perfect. On my Woodland Wayer Course two summers ago, it took me 2x30 min sessions to actually get an ember to a flame. Well pleased with the kit, a living piece of history - still good today as it ever was! Martin Spearman. 30/01/2018. Click Here To View


 Hi, Just wanted to say a great big thank you all the way from New Zealand for the flint and steel I ordered recently. It was exactly as I thought it would be. Your service has been exceptional and appreciated. Dont change a thing, regards Andrew 30/01/18


Got it Mark, very pleased. Thanks for the extra flint and tinder samples. Outstanding service once again. Bruce.Parry 24/01/2018


Hi, I just wanted to say a MASSIVE thank you to you, Mark and Helen, for the amazing job you have done on the leather work and all the tinder included! The fantastic attention to detail is incredible and to say I m extremely pleased would be an understatement. Thank you also for the upgraded Andrew Kirkham fire steel it really is a work of art and works great. Thank you so much also for all the extra tinders you provided, I can t wait to try them all! Once again my sincere thanks for all the work you put into my order, you guys rock! Many thanks, Ryan. 23/01/2018


Thank you for my beautiful Tinderbox and your generous gift of Flint and additional tinder. I have tested it and I am delighted with it. It is functional and elegant and I foresee many years of usage. Once again, Thank you. David Hair 19/01/18


 Excellent products promptly dispatched. Emails answered within the day. Always pleasant and polite. Will definately buy from them again, and always look there first when shopping for bushcraft products. If i get good service i tend to stick with the same companies. I would put B B in same league a Ray Mears woodlore for customer service, simply the best! Regards, Chris Carter17/01/18


Cant think of how to describe the quality of the leather work by Beaver Bushcraft they make some of the very best leather goods I have ever seen in over 50 years.  I really think that other companys should learn from you in the production of the very highest quality hand made leather kit for people who want the best. With the nicest customer service I have known. Ed Brann  10/01/2018


 Amazing and beautifully crafted leather work and wonderful people. The best natural bushcraft equipment you can buy.  

You can buy with confidence knowing that your purchase will last your life time and then be passed on to the next generation. Buzz Mead 10/12/2017


 Hi Mark.  Just wanted to say cheers for supply of awesome smock. Pass on my thanks and big appreciation to Green Outdoors for the great design.....looks like a better textile choice version of FjallRaven smock....well done Marcus  :)    Regards Andy     06/12/2017


I Just wanted to say thank you for the belt pouch and draw cord pouch both are fantastic the pouch now carries my pain meds and the draw cord my keys. Great to see work of this standard made today here in the UK keep it going and I will keep buying .  E Brann    02/12/2017


 Hi Mark .Everyone is delighted with their Bottles.They have gone down very well with our guests so thank you.     Pippa Middleton  23/10/2017


Hi Helen and Mark,   Gransfors Bruks axe sheathes (small forest and scandanavian) an overstrike collars.I was very pleased with these axe accessories, the quality/build is impressive, perfect fit and finish and really complement the axes.Service and follow up are outstanding. I would highly recommend your business to all. Thanks so much.   B Perry    21/10/2017


Good morning Mark, thank you for the bushcraft belt it is excellent. A very pleasant surprise to receive a gratis belt loop/dangler from yourselves, very considerate.  Best regards    Edward Leszczynski  17/10/2017


 Hi Mark. The kit turned up today, I have to say it is amazing quality and just absolutely fantastic, the leather work is stunning.  It has been a really good experience shopping with you at Beaver Bushcraft and I will be returning to order more kit. Thank you     Regards Bill   13/10/2017 


The pouch arrived today and it is a very nice piece of craftsmanship.  Thank you, best regards    Gerrit van Lieshout  10/10/2017


Just a thankou for your very fine work I have recieved, leather work that will last a life time. Perfect for my needs, not often that work of this standard can be found and a company who care about the customer. Thanks again  Ed   


My pouch arrived today. Very pleased with it. Excellent quality, very old school. I now have the best fit kit ever, part traditional and part modern.

Thanx ...... Gordon


Hi there. I just wanted to say that my recent purchase of the Bushcraft & Survival diamond sharpening kit has been fantastic. What a difference it has made to my knives and my ability to get an outstanding cutting edge. Truly has been the best sharpening kit by far! Amazing products! 

Thank you.  Eddie Murphy


Just a quick line to say thank you very much for the belt which I am highly pleased with and also thanks for the extra belt loop. An excellent service. 

Kind regards,  Chris Reeve


Hi Helen and Mark, Just received the package by mail. I was amazed with the outstanding quality. Thank you very much, it was worth waiting for it. I was also wonderful surprised by the additional belt loop. It already found its function as a pocket watch lanyard. 

These items are made for a lifetime and beyond.  Thank you, best regards.  Peter Rondou


Hi, Just a quick note to confirm receipt. Thanks very much, the case is beautifully made and I'm really happy with it. Kind regards,  Bob Hodges


Hi, Just wanted to let you know I received the hatchet sheath and it is beautiful! Thank you for the fast turnaround time! Randy


Hello Mark, Just a quick note to say I received my order (Hudson Bay) yesterday. Very nice. Tried it out, and had a glowing char, then a flaming jute nest in no time. 

Thanks for the generous amount of flint. Should last a lifetime. I only wish gun flints were priced as cheaply, comparatively over here. 

I am new to the whole Bushcraft way. Usually camp in forestry campsites with picnic tables and car access.  Once again, thanks. Am glad I came across one of your u tube videos.   Mitch McCrea.  Maple Ridge, B.C. Canada


A quick message to let you know that I have received the item and am more than happy with it. Thank you for your great service and excellent quality handmade items. Kind regards,  Daniel


Dear Helen & Mark, Received my order from you all yesterday in the post and just finished testing everything this morning. 

Everything was “OUTSTANDING IN EVERYWAY”……….Your Sulphur Spill Matches performed exceptionally well and I’ll be using them in my teachings in the future. 

Thank You, Stephen G.  USA