Hultafors chisel knife
Not a gardener but wouldn't a decent pair of secateurs be better?
Does it have to be folding?
I'm going to get a No.12 and see if I can mod it down to a No.8 or 9 but with a slightly bigger handle (and obvs a thicker blade).
For the use case you've described secateurs would be better.
Whatever you get stainless makes sense. My preference is a folder so you can put it in your pocket when doing other things. Also practically I reckon it's going to be easier to hang safely in the shed.
Victorinox make a good twin blade gardening knife, The Grafter, might be worth a look... I bought my dad a Victorinox Hunter a few years back as he's always out in the garden, he never uses it and it usually sits in my pocket when I'm out in Spain...
This 3 in 1 set might be of use?
Take a jaunt round the niwaki website, they’ll have something nice for you..
That is nice.
Dangerous place, much temptation...
I'm tempted myself but recently blew all my luxury spends on something else...
Finally got around to buying a No.12 to mod and a Mora Companion just because I was sold on all that AstroTurfing back whenever it was. But just before ordering I noticed the Hultafors HVK Craftsman's Knife (carbon) was under a fiver, so just went for one of those. Tempted by the extra beefy version, but swayed back to the craftman as a few reviews said it was too thick plus it was more expensive.
First impression of the No.12 are odd. It's fucking massive. Obviously. But in a larger size that slightly awkward Opinel handle shape that we all often reprofile is actually very comfortable. But overall it's a bit too big for me, so will stick to the plan of bringing it down to a No.9 size.
Hultafors HVK is what you'd expect. Sheath is much bigger than expected. It was intended as general garden utility knife and TBH its confirmed my view that a folder is much better. If you garden for a job and have it on your belt all day long ymmv. But otherwise it's a faff.
No.7 for comparison.
This is ticking all my boxes, what is it?
Edit: Found it, nice but very pricey!!
Titanium scaled Pioneer.
From a man in Moscow (decustomforge on Estsy/Instagram) it's a lovely thing.
Aye he charges like a bull!
Looking more closely, they're modified Victorinox knives... I know the new scales are titanium (not sure about the pins) but the prices I've seen seem a little crazy for what is essentially a modded knife...
http://etsy.com/shop/decustomforge - falls into the nice but pricey category
Edit: beaten to the punch
Modded pins too but agreed, essentially a crazy price for a modded knife.
It is nice though. Very much nice but pricey.
Where did you buy from?
Keep looking at at a fillet and boning knife
Have ikea versions but think that these two would be better.
I chucked a Craftsman (black handle) into my Heinne basket to hit the free postage threshold a while back, not used it yet but it looks and feels lovely, and is paper slicing sharp.
Be good to see your 12 once modded.
Also, correct me if I'm wrong, but none of those parts are forged.
You can get the pins separately - I've just bought two sets for a couple of custom SAKs I want to put together. I paid $31 for six, delivered. They seem very nicely made.
Knives and tools
The HVK scales are a bit slippery so I was wondering about using a soldering iron to make some dots and tidy up with sand paper.
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