4″ blade, 43 gram Victorinox paring knife in Basic Kydex sheath.
Oct 23, 2018 at 8:17 pm #3561068
Years ago I read that custom knife maker Tom Krein used a Victorinox paring knife in a Kydex neck sheath as a utility knife. After finding the Swiss made beauties on line I ordered some and went about making a basic fold over sheath. I was really amazed at the way the Victorinox steel held an edge and how with a little honing they would stand up to weeks of kitchen duty and still shave.
I sold a bunch of them to backpackers because they literally weigh less than an ounce! The largest one had a 4 inch blade and tips the scale at 0.80 ounces. Adding the Kydex sheath brings it to 1.5 ounces and is a very capable knife.
If that is too heavy for you the 3.25 inch small handled paring knife weighs just over half an ounce (0.55 oz) without the sheath.
If you Google Victorinox and Kydex today you will find articles and videos on the bird’s beak fruit knife. It has found favor as a defensive tool for non permissive environments. The 2.5″ blade is legal most everywhere and the razor sharp blade is absolutely wicked. One of these rides in my wife’s pursewith the sheaths fixed to the lining.
These knives were always on my table when I did gun shows years ago. A consistent seller they helped pay for many a table. Recently I unpacked a box and found some gun show goodies so I’m offering them here.
Once these are gone I’ll probably forego the 3.25 and 3.5 inch versions and stick with the 4 inch and bird’s beak knives.
The 3.25 and 3.5″ versions are $22. The 4″ and bird’s beak are $25. This includes the knife and black Kydex fold over sheath.
Thanks for checking them out.Oct 23, 2018 at 9:37 pm #3561076Elliott MBPL Member
Pic?Oct 23, 2018 at 9:43 pm #3561077
Oct 23, 2018 at 10:10 pm #3561078Mark JBPL Member
- The knife on the scale is the 4″ paring knife (top knife in the two pics) so it is the heaviest. I meant to load pics, thanks for the heads up.
any photos?Oct 23, 2018 at 10:10 pm #3561079Mark JBPL Member
sorry, those just came in….Oct 23, 2018 at 10:16 pm #3561080
No worries Mark. Thanks for your interest in my work.Oct 24, 2018 at 12:04 pm #3561169pat pSpectator
Does the Kydex sheath have a belt loop. Is price TYD?Oct 24, 2018 at 9:44 pm #3561230
I’d be happy to discuss a belt loop but once isn’t included. This set up weighs less than an ounce and a half, it is designed ti be worn as a neck knife. It could also be zip tied to a ruck shoulder strap.
The price of these is TYD right now if you pay by cash, check or money order. If you would rather use another form of payment like PayPal please add $1 per knife.
Thanks for your interest in my work.Oct 27, 2018 at 10:17 pm #3561530pat pSpectator
I’ll take a 4 inch w/sheath. PM sentOct 28, 2018 at 12:53 am #3561548Troy AmmonsBPL Member
Just got mine. Very nice.
How about red handles?Oct 28, 2018 at 7:09 pm #3561598
I’m glad you like it Troy. Right now I am working with knives that I already have. If there is continued interest I would be glad to do special orders such as serrated edges and different color handles.
Please send me an email at [email protected] to discuss.
RickOct 28, 2018 at 11:08 pm #3561635Marc EldridgeBPL Member
@meldLocale: The here and now.
PM sentOct 29, 2018 at 6:39 am #3561670David ThomasBPL Member
@davidinkenaiLocale: North Woods. Far North.
I’ve posted about how, when there are five caribou to butcher, everyone is fighting over my “Little Vicky” paring knife. Yes, they hold an edge remarkably well.
I’m intrigued by the neck-knife style sheath. I’ve never worn a knife like that, but while processing game or cutting bait while halibut fishing, quicker access would be nice.
PM sent.Oct 31, 2018 at 5:28 pm #3562025
I can also make my sheaths to accommodate a mini Tek Lok that allows you to wear the knife horizontally on your belt up front. This makes for easier re- sheathing.
Thanks for your comments.Jan 9, 2021 at 5:13 pm #3692986
I still have plenty of these available.Jan 9, 2021 at 5:41 pm #3692992
I bumped this post and then realized that I needed to adjust the prices. Everything has gone up! Postage, knives and Kydex.
That being said I can honor these prices for now if the buyer will cover the PayPal fees and postage.
Thanks!Jan 9, 2021 at 7:07 pm #3693015David ThomasBPL Member
@davidinkenaiLocale: North Woods. Far North.
I can vouch for those sheaths being just the right amount of tightness. The knife is really secure in there and yet not hard to pull out. The grommets let you rig it a few different ways around one’s neck.Jan 11, 2021 at 1:45 pm #3693308
Thanks David. I appreciate the feedback!Feb 12, 2021 at 5:20 am #3698918Iago VazquezBPL Member
@iagoLocale: Boston & Galicia, Spain
I got one of these. My first knife kydex sheath, so I am not expert. Very secure. Very happy.Jun 30, 2022 at 10:13 pm #3754125Taylor LBPL Member
How strong is the retention on these? Strong enough to wear on PFD as a packraft whitewater knife?Jul 9, 2022 at 11:20 am #3754760NoCO-JimBPL Member
13 lbs on mine….your mileage may vary.
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