Small Sloyd Knives

Hi folks, there’s a few knives with handles available in 60mm and 40mm sizes but sorry the blades are sold out. It’ll be at least Feb 2023 before I have any more.

Please read the description of these knives before buying. They are not general purpose knives, they’re designed for finishing and fine detail carving of spoons and other small items. If you are a beginner to spoon carving or looking for your first carving knife please buy a Mora 106, it’s the best knife to learn with.

These knives are intended for more experienced carvers to supplement their existing sloyd knives. The 60mm knife is the general purpose finishing knife, the 40mm version is for those folks who prefer something even shorter for detailed work.

  • Small sloyd 60mm finishing knife

    Small sloyd finishing knife – 60mm

    By accepting the terms and conditions you are confirming that you are over 18 years old and will supply photo id on request.

    EU customers please be aware that due to changes in import/export rules you may be required to make additional payment for customs charges and VAT on reciept. I have not had any reports of this happening but it might, so I thought it best to warn you. Thank you.

    A small sloyd blade shaped and sharpened by myself using the Hewn and Hone small knife jig. It is available with an elm handle and bark/wood strip sheath or as bare blade for you to handle yourself. The tang is 1/4 inch round bar perfectly fits into a 6.5mm hole and is secured with epoxy resin glue.

     

    Made from bearing steel, forged and heat treated by Nic Westermann. I use a Sorby ProEdge to refine the shape, establish the bevels and hone to a scary sharp edge. The bevels are symmetrical and flat with an edge angle is 30 degrees to give a narrow bevel and good edge retention. The blade is 60mm long, they are hand forged so there’s a little variation. The blade has a distal taper, it is thinner towards the tip. This makes the bevel narrower at the tip to permit a tight concave surface to be carved without chatter. These are intended to be used for finishing cuts, kept super sharp and nick free so you can get a perfect knife finish on your work.

    Please note the tip is very fine and not to be used for prying or drilling as it will likely bend or break.

    Some of the images on this page show the finishing knife along side the smaller 40mm version and a Mora 106, this for you to get a clear idea of the comparative size of the blades.

    £39.00£69.00
  • Small sloyd finishing knives

    Micro sloyd knife – 40mm

    By accepting the terms and conditions you are confirming that you are over 18 years old and will supply photo id on request.

    EU customers please be aware that due to changes in import/export rules you may be required to make additional payment for customs charges and VAT on reciept. I have not had any reports of this happening but it might, so I thought it best to warn you. Thank you.

    Micro sloyd blade intended for finishing cuts and detail carving, shaped and sharpened by myself using the Hewn and Hone small knife jig. It is available with an elm handle and bark sheath or as bare blade for you to handle yourself. The tang is 1/4 inch round bar so fits perfectly into a 6.5mm hole and is secured with epoxy resin glue.

    Made from bearing steel, forged and heat treated by Nic Westermann. I use a Sorby ProEdge to refine the shape, establish the bevels and hone to a scary sharp edge. The bevels are symmetrical and flat with an edge angle of 30 degrees, which keeps the bevel narrow and the blade as stiff. This blade has a narrow bevels and is designed for carving delicate details and tight concave curves.

    The blade is just 40mm long and though it has a sharp point it is recommended you do not use this to drill or pry, just for cutting in line with the blade.

    Note that one of the images shows it in comparison to the 60mm finishing blade and another shows the 40mm and 60mm blades along side a Mora 106.

    £34.00£64.00

Spoons for Sale

Sorry folks, spoons sold out for now.

Those below are just a taster, for the full selection click here - for more spoons

  • Sold

    Eating Spoon #10

    A bold colourful spoon from spalted beech crook with blue pigment on the handle the emphasize the grain pattern.

    Beech, 7 1/2 inches or 19cm long.

    £35.00
  • Sold

    Eating Spoon #24

    An elegant mulberry crook eating spoon with faceted saddleback handle

    Mulberry, 7 inches or 18cm long.

    £40.00
  • Sold

    Ebonised Spoon #13

    A fine exagerated dolphin profile eater with a shallow bowl.

    Birch, 6 1/4 inches or 6cm long.

    £30.00
  • Sold

    Ebonised Spoon #7

    Chunky dolphin style eating spoon with super comfy handle.

    Sycamore, 6 1/2 inches or 16cm long.

    £40.00

There’s more click here to see more spoons for sale

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