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Svord Knives
Svord Knives
Svord Knives

Svord Knives

SVORD knives are made entirely in New Zealand and are recognized the world over for their high quality and great value. KnifeCenter is proud to offer a great variety of these knives and we hope to offer more in the future.

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Svord Amerikiwi Series
Svord Amerikiwi Series
Enjoy plenty of colors available on these carbon steel hunting knives, a "Kiwi" interpretation of the classic Sharpfinger design.
Svord Deluxe Sporting Series
Svord Deluxe Sporting Series
Mahogany handles and brass bolsters characterize these premium Svord outdoor fixed blades.
Svord Economy Sporting Series
Svord Economy Sporting Series
Riveted mahogany handles and high carbon tool steel make for a classic look with affordable performance.
Svord Every Day Carry Series
Svord Every Day Carry Series
Paracord wrapped handles adorn hand ground Swedish steel making high performance fixed blades easy to carry.
Svord Kiwi Knives
Svord Kiwi Knives
Affordable line of high performance hunting knives with durable polypropylene handles.
Svord Kiwi Puukko Series
Svord Kiwi Puukko Series
Svord's take on the puukko, a Finnish knife design made to handle every day and outdoor situations.
Svord Master Cutler Series
Svord Master Cutler Series
Beautifully rustic fixed blades featuring brass bolsters, micarta scales, and hand ground high carbon steel.
Svord Peasant Series
Svord Peasant Series
These fricton folders have stood the test of time, providing capable performance at a low price, with tons of handle color options to choose from.
Svord Viking Scramasax Series
Svord Viking Scramasax Series
These large double edge Nordic blades are worthy additions to any collection, and the perform as good as they look.
Svord VTB Von Tempsky
Svord VTB Von Tempsky
Based on designs issued to the New Zealand Forest Rangers, these bowie knives were made to stand up to the rigorous needs of those elite forces.

A Brief History
Bryan Baker, Master Cutler started his knife making business from necessity in 1983. Made redundant by the untimely demise of an engineering firm, the 18 year old decided to turn a hobby into a practical business.

The early SVORD Knives were forged individually and therefore expensive. Bryan Baker had to rethink his production methods and pricing to secure a share of the New Zealand sports market. He began using the 'stock removal' method and soon carved a niche in the sports market, with attractive, affordable, handmade outdoor knives.

Designs improved styles and a steady demand saw SVORD Knives grow in credibility and popularity with the sporting public of New Zealand.

A chance meeting with an elderly Czechoslovak knife maker gave Bryan Baker's business a real boost for this master craftsman was able to pass on to Baker many cutlers secrets and knife know-how.
Especially important was the unique hardening and tempering process which gave Bryan Baker's knives a special edge of strength and durability.

Baker immediately set about to build his own hardening and tempering plant using his newly acquired skills and knowledge. Today, every SVORD Knife is treated and tempered on the premises. The combination of quality Swedish cutlery steel and Baker's process for heat treating and tempering produces a truly superb blade.

SVORD has continued to grow with increased interest both domestic and international. You can now find SVORD Knives in Australia, U.S.A and a number of other countries.

SVORD Knives even attracted attention from the prestigious "American Fighting Knives" publication who rated their durability and edge holding quality as "outstanding".

SVORD Knives continue to gain a reputation for quality and functional design, and the future looks promising for the mark.

SVORD Knives are 100% NZ handcrafted from innovative designs by Bryan Baker, Master Cutler.

THE POINT IN USING A GOOD KNIFE!
New Zealand maker Bryan Baker, the manufacturer of Svord branded blades, related this true story to me. (Knifemakers may sometimes manipulate the truth, but never tell lies.)

Somewhere on the North Island a saleslady in a sports store was trying to convince a Kiwi bushman that he ought to purchase a top quality Svord knife to take back with him into the sticks, whence he came. He was a big bloke, over six feet tall, and mean-looking. He wore a black singlet and gumboots. (Don't tell me ... his name as Wal and he hailed from Footrot Flats!)

The charming lady managed to mellow the scruffy bushman who agreed to buy the knife, although he still had reservations about it's alleged ability to perform in tough conditions.

A few feet outside the door, so the lady says, "Wal" raised the knife at arms length above his head. Then, to her utter amazement, he dropped the knife, plumb onto its point onto the concrete pathway. There was a sickening crunch as steel met stone! He picked it up, carefully examining the tip, then to her great relief, "Wal" gave her the thumbs up of approval through the shop window.

I Guess this is the sort of stuff that starts legends. No doubt Wal, like Banjo Patterson's MAN FROM IRONBARK, has "told the story o'er and o'er while the listening shearers gape". Of course, it would have been a different story indeed had there been a metal fatigue fracture somewhere near the swedge!