Paul Nicholls

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Wooden Gypsy flowers are a traditional craft and art form. Paul ‘Spoons’ Nicholls shows us how he makes these charming and versatile flowers which make ideal gifts or decoration… Read more...


Cooking Beef In A Pit Oven

by Paul Nicholls

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Paul Nicholls and his camp chums; Martin Tomlinson and Andrew Casey, show us how they cooked a cut of Beef in a Pit Oven, lit with the bow drill method. Read more...

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Although he is best known as ‘Spoons’, Paul Nicholls has made many other beautiful carvings. Have a look at how he designed and carved the spectacular life-size replica of a ‘Knife in a log’, which he presented as a gift to Paul Kirtley this year. Read more...


Post image for My Knife: The Ben Orford Woodlander 4″ Classic

Knives! Knives! Knives! But which one? Mora? Ben Orford? Kellam? PK1? We only have to look in any bushcraft, hunting or survival magazines to see pages and pages of different knives. All shapes, all sizes. Some very expensive, some with almost everything on them apart from the kitchen sink! So, with so much choice out […] Read more...