About Rory Conner
Rory is a self taught knifemaker who honed his skills at the US workshop of master craftsman Bob Loveless. Rory has been working in West Cork for the past twenty five years, and is one of the most respected professional cutlers in Ireland. Rory has received numerous awards and much publicity for his work.
Rory designs and makes a wide range of knives including kitchen knives, table cutlery, carving sets and cheese knives. He also designs and makes a range of knives for outdoor pursuits such as hunting, fishing, sailing and camping and specialised knives for gardening and various crafts. Rory also works closely with clients who wish to commission a one-off knife.
Rory works in stainless steel and carbon steel for the blades. Damas steel is used for a patterned finish. Handle materials include bog oak, ethically sourced exotic hardwoods, staghorn and coloured wood laminates.
The result of Rory’s unique talent is a truly beautiful work of art which is also to be used and enjoyed for a lifetime.