October 24, 2020

Beavercraft DK1S Drawknife with Oak Handle in Leather Sheath Review

There are many manufacturers that make draw knives. The one that you choose to go with needs to fulfil the requirements of a good draw knife. One of them is that it needs to have a sharp blade. 

The very act of using a draw knife involves pulling it, which means that the handle needs to be comfortable and sturdy, and the blade also needs to be secure.

The Beavercraft DK1S – Drawknife with Oak Handle in Leather Sheath, is an excellent tool, used for shaving off wood from a block of wood. 

It is handy and compact and it also has a safety feature that most draw knives lack but is essential. That is a leather sheath. This allows you to carry the knife around without fear of being cut. 


The carbon steel blade is placed strategically between two ergonomic fixed handles. It looks like a small hand saw, only without the jagged edge.

beavercraft DK1S in sheath

The blade looks smooth, but don’t be fooled, it is very sharp when it comes out the packet and will cut through a variety of wood including soft and hardwood. The handles are brown and clean looking.


The blade on this draw knife measures 120mm and is 2mm thick. The handle measures 120mm as well and the total length is 360mm


The handles have an ergonomic design and this makes them very easy to use. They are more comfortable than other ordinary handles and this also means that you will not mind using them for extended periods. You will be willing to spend more time on a particular project because your hands aren’t getting tired as often,


The Beavercraft DK1S Drawknife with Oak Handle in Leather Sheath is very durable. Both the handle and the blade are made of durable materials. The handle is made of oak which is well known for its strength. The blade is securely fixed between the two handles and does a great job of removing large pieces of both soft and hardwood. The blade is made of hardened carbon steel.


For a single knife, this may seem to be on the pricey side. However, when you think about what you get from it, you can get a clearer picture as to whether or not this is a worthy investment. This knife is used to shave off pieces of wood from a block. A regular knife may not be able to do this so well.

Pro Tip: If you are working on spoon carving, be sure to see our Beavercraft SK1 Spoon Carving Knife Review,

Our Verdict

The Beavercraft DK1S – Drawknife with Oak Handle in Leather Sheath, is a drawknife that we think is worth every penny. It is durable and also very effective as it comes already sharpened. The leather sheath means that you can easily carry it around without fear of cutting yourself. 

This is a feature that not all knives come with and we think it is a great advantage. We also like the fact that this is an affordable knife to buy and its skilled craftsmanship will last you through the years. Happy shopping! For a detail pro knife, we recommend checking out the Beavercraft C17P Review.

David D. Hughes
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