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    I am finding with my outing that I think it would be helpful to have a small thinner blade to do detail carving work etc. I would like to find a blade that is under 3 inches but it seems that all the knives I look at have a short handle too. I have large hands so I think I need a 4 inch handle at least. I am looking to the group to see if they have any suggestions. I don't want to pay an arm and a leg for it so maybe under $100. What has anyone used out there that might fit. Pics would also be helpful.

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    Are you thinking like a carving knife?

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    Look at the Brusletto Balder thread below...

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    http://www.agrussell.com/dozier-whittler/p/DKhhhWH1B/


    more expensive , but man is it sweet for a smaller knife

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    I would suggest you one among those

    Ahti Tikka (1080 steel) ligltly convex edge,

    http://www.ragweedforge.com/AhtiCatalog.html

    Roselli Bear Claw (UHC steel) flat grind with microbevel,

    http://www.ragweedforge.com/RoselliCatalog.html

    Svante Djärv 60x17 mm (O2 steel) lightly convex edge; you must specify if you want the sheath,

    http://www.djarv.se/djarvenglish/slojdknivar.asp
    http://www.djarv.se/djarvenglish/Nya...ivar_popup.htm

    Antti Mäkinen's vuolupuukko 7 cm (1070 steel) lightly rhombic blade and 10 cm handle.


    http://www.yp-taonta.fi/Valmiit%20Puukot/index.html

    Djärv and Mäkinen's ones have handforged blades.

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    Also look at the German carving knives on the Woodcraft web site. They are strictly for carving though the way that they're made. In another thread I mentioned that I now use one of those for the majority of my leather cutting also.

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    Condor bushcraft basic 2" they list them on amazon. Should be pretty close to what you are looking for...

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    Look up nick westermann, his carving knives are some of the best I have ever seen. he doesnt like handling knives, but his blades are stunning.
    http://www.nicwestermann.co.uk/

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    Flexcut for a dedicated detail carver...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsbrend View Post
    I am finding with my outing that I think it would be helpful to have a small thinner blade to do detail carving work etc. I would like to find a blade that is under 3 inches but it seems that all the knives I look at have a short handle too. I have large hands so I think I need a 4 inch handle at least. I am looking to the group to see if they have any suggestions. I don't want to pay an arm and a leg for it so maybe under $100. What has anyone used out there that might fit. Pics would also be helpful.
    Hey,
    This looks sweet:

    http://www.ragweedforge.com/wj-v.jpg

    HIS DESCRIPTION: #WJ-V; The "Carving Knife" is a puukko with a blade about 3" long, 3/4" wide and .130" thick. Again, the 4 1/2" handle is assembled from curly birch and antler with fiber spacers. While it's called a carving knife, the blade shape is well suited for an all around knife. It's only $44, which isn't much for a knife with so much work in the handle.

    The blade is right at 3 inches but the handle is four and a half inches. That seems like plenty of room.
    There are a lot of other knives on his site that seem excellent too. I'm droolin'...

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