Looking for a small knife help
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.
Are you thinking like a carving knife?
Bush Class Basic Certified
Look at the Brusletto Balder thread below...
more expensive , but man is it sweet for a smaller knife
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.
Condor bushcraft basic 2" they list them on amazon. Should be pretty close to what you are looking for...
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.
Flexcut for a dedicated detail carver...
Originally Posted by jsbrend
This looks sweet:
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'...