The Tradesman is a bushcraft knife inspired by the fur-trade knives brought to North America by it's early explorers. This knife has a relatively thin and constantly upward-curving edge, making it an excellent slicer. The fine tip allows for intricate woodworking. This is essentially a camp kitchen knife and bushcraft knife hybrid, excelling at the job whether you're making a bow-drill set, preparing a stew, processing firewood, butchering game, or building a shelter.
This particular build is based off of the Tradesman Joe Robinet has, including the triple-swell contour versus our usual coke-bottle shape. Of course, there are variations in the figure of the wood. Check out his video on bushcraft knife use featuring the Tradesman below:
*Note; this knife does not have a tapered tang. With the most recent build, we skeletonized the tang a bit extra to reduce weight instead of tapering it. The price has been lowered accordingly.
Model: Tradesman Blade Length: 5 inches Steel Type: CPM 154 stainless Steel Thickness: 1/8 (no taper) Edge Grind: scandi Handle Material: arizona desert ironwood burl (allow variations of the figure in the wood; all ironwood used for this knife is high quality) Handle Liners: 1/8 orange g10 Hardware: brass Handle Thickness: 4/5