Svord knives of New Zealand produces a wide variety of custom and production knives. So far, we only have access to these great Peasant Knives. These are made to compete with Opinel Knives in that they are very inexpensive and have crude, carbon steel blades. These are larger than Opinels, though, and the design in ingenious. The blade has a long tang extending from the end and so, when it is closed, this tang extends out and is used as a lever to open it. While open, the tang gets tucked into the handle and the pressure of holding the knife keeps it open. It is simple and effective and the steel is good quality that will take an edge easily and hold that edge. A great work- or peasant, knife.
You can see them at www.knifecenter.com
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