The Scalpel

With a one inch straight or upswept cutting edge on a simple, 5 inch straight hardwood handle, this knife offers you the ultimate in savings. The Scalpel is available in a standard wood handle, or just the blade.

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  • 1 inch
  • Upswept Blade
  • Straight Blade
  • Plain Wood
  • Blade Only


The idea behind this knife: make it as inexpensive as possible and still give the customer a great carving knife. Choose a one inch straight or upswept cutting edge on a simple, straight forward handle, this detail knife offers you the ultimate in savings. It is a great beginner knife. The handle unfinished, raw wood. We use any available handle material and put a hand forged, sharp blade in it. Ground and tempered to carve softer woods. Harder woods will require that you strop more often.This wood carving knife comes to you sharp and ready to use. 
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      PLEASE remember you are ordering a hand made knife, not something stamped out by a machine. As with any handmade item there are differences in the exact construction, therefore the knife may vary slightly from the photos shown. The wood handle you see in the photo may not be the exact color and figure pattern you receive. Photo may not be actual size, please refer to given dimensions.
      Our blades have a near mirror finish. This alows the blade move through the wood smoothly. There may be tooling marks still on the blade which do not affect the performance of the knife.
      Each knife is individually made and we make every effort to get your knife in the mail within 10 working days, this allows 4 days for shipping. So approximately 2 weeks, give or take a day or two. Please feel free to ask any questions before ordering.

  • Knife Handle Length: The handle is approx. 5" in length. This does vary due to the fact that all the handles are handmade. There may be slight variations in the size and shape.
  • Handle Material: These blades are set in an ash handle. They receive no finish, just the plain wood.
  • Blade Material: Our wood carving knives are individually forged from W1 tool steel, the benefit of this kind of steel is that it produces a nice hardness that can be easily sharpened and stay sharp for a long time.
  • Sustainability: All the wood that we use to produce our handles comes from local sources. Most of it was destined for the wood chipper.