|Review by jjw5858||posted 02-29-2012 12:49 AM||5673 views||0 times favorited||5 comments|
Just a few weeks back I received this little treat I picked up for myself from the Lee Valley Tools website, a Swedish Sloyd Knife!
This retails for $15.50 and I was plesantly surprised that for a cheaper costing carver knife that this is a very handy shop knife to have around.
I would have preferred wood to the hard plastic handle (AHHH Its 16 bucks..lol)...but it fits nicely to the contours of the hand, has a sharp blade, and cuts nice for a Sunday afternoon of whittling…...(See my new blog if you are interested in that…lol)
Overall length is about 8” with the blade itself 3-5/8”. The sheath as well…would have prefered leather….its hard plastic and it’s usable….. but for my tastes a little difficult for a hike or milling around while bending, moving etc.
I also like the looks of the knife, you can judge for yourself in the attached photos.
All in all I have enjoyed putting this knife to work and I think for the price it is a nice grab for using on some basswood or whatever small cutting jobs might wind up in your shop.
For more info on this knife please visit this link: http://www.leevalley.com/US/wood/page.aspx?p=31081&cat=1,130,43332,43393
The history of Sloyd and the teachings are very interesting to learn about…..if anyone has a further interest Roy Underhill has a great episode all about the knife….take a look and enjoy!
Ok friends I think that should do it….hope this may have been helpful to someone out there!
Be well and enjoy the knife if you get one.
-- "Always continue to learn, laugh and share!" JJW