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Timothy Westley

Clement Knives is all about putting waste back into human hands. I am a self-taught Bladesmith and since 2015 have built up my tools and practice to hand-forge chef knives from waste materials.

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About My Practice

I am striving to be a waste negative business, using and recycling more waste than I create. Despite being made from waste, my knives are high quality tools and are used in professional kitchens across the world.

I use traditional forging techniques and have created my own moulds for producing plastic handles. I sharpen knives using whetstones and use recycled agricultural plastic to package the blades. From start to finish, each knife is made by me and no two are the same.

Tools & Materials

Most of the steel for my knives comes from nitrous oxide (laughing gas) canisters, which I collect from the littered streets of London once a year. I’ve made handles from waste plastic since 2016 and after moving to Scotland in 2021, the plastic now comes from the shores of Wigtownshire’s beaches.

My workshop has tools you might expect from a blacksmith such as anvils, a fly press and power hammers, and some you might not, like a plastic injection moulder.

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Studio

18

Address

Unit 3 Block 1 Holmpark Industrial Estate, Minnigaff, Newton Stewart, DG8 6AW

Facilities

Parking Spaces: 4

Accessibility

Toilet is not wheelchair accessible

Price Range

£100
– £300

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