Are you looking for a small cutting knife? Wood carving does not need to be the cause of a headache when you have the right tools. A good cutting knife has to have certain characteristics such as a sharp cutting edge and a sturdy handle. 

It is also important that the knife fits well in your hand and that you have the necessary control needed for cutting into the wood that you will be working with.

The Beavercraft C8 Small Cutting Knife, is a compact unit that fits nicely in your hand. It is more of a detail knife which is perfect for caving out very fine details in different types of wood. The blade is thin and can easily fit in hard to reach places which is what makes it great at carving out fine details in both hard and softwoods.

Aesthetics

The handle on this knife is made of ashwood and is a light brown color. This is a good looking clean knife. The blade has one cutting edge and this allows you to cut through the wood and not worry too much about getting cut with the reverse side of the blade. It has a rounded top whilst the cutting edge is straight. 

Sizes

The Beavercraft C8 – Small Cutting Knife, is 165mm long. The cutting edge is 35mm whilst the handle is 125mm.

Feel

The handle feels very smooth in the hand. This is thanks to the natural linseed oil covering the ashwood handle. The size of the handle is also just the right size, to fit in the palm of your hand. This knife can be used by both left and right-hand carvers.

Durability

The blade is made of hardened high carbon steel. This is how it keeps its form as you carve. You can be certain that the blade will not warp or fold as you carve. The handle is also made of a highly durable material and that is ashwood. You can put pressure on it as you carve and not have to worry about the wood cracking.

Price

This knife is priced in the same range as other small knives from BeaverCraft and it is affordable. Whilst it will not be the only knife that you will need, it is a great quality knife and it will hold its own when pressure is applied to it.

Verdict

The Beavercraft C8 – Small Cutting Knife, is a handy knife to have when you want to make very fine details. It is one of the best tools to have when you want to get into hard to reach places or when you need to carve intricate details into different types of wood. This blade can be used by both left and right-hand users. 

We recommend buying this knife because it can be used by different people and it is also affordable. It is an efficient knife to have and very accurate. We also like that it is durable and you can carve for long hours at a time without getting hand fatigue. Happy shopping!

David D. Hughes