“Dryad” Original

EDC Neck Knife

$245

Named after the Oak woodland spirits in Greek mythology, this light weight yet robust neck knife is designed for general utility and is perfect as a small bushcrafter or every-day-carry.

The blade is entirely hand forged with a decorative finial, clay quenched for a differential hardening line (hamon), hand rubbed for a satin finish, and completed with a woven cotton handle wrap sealed with natural shellac, beeswax, and pine resin.

This knife includes a hand made leather sheath that can be worn on a belt or neck lace.  

This knife is hand made to order and may have slight vbariations to the one pictured.  Allow up to the three months lead time.

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Named after the Oak woodland spirits, this light weight yet robust neck knife is designed for general utility and is perfect as a small bushcrafter or every-day-carry.

The bladeis entirely hand forged with a decorative finial, clay quenched for a differential hardening line (hamon), hand rubbed for a satin finish, and completed with a woven cotton handle wrap sealed with natural shellac, beeswax, and pine resin.

A hybrid convexed full flat grind, this knife slices exceptionally well yet is also robust enough to carve wood with ease. The wrapped portion of the handle is long enough to accomodate the conventional 3 finger hold for small knives yet the finger choil and decorative scrolled finial extend the effective grip length to a four-and-a-half finger hold for medium sized hands and a full grip for small hands.

A chamfered spine adds comfort when carving using thumb support and additional structural integrity by removing stress risers.

The included sheath is hand sewn and hardened the traditional Cuir Bouille method giving it a wood-like durability and excellent knife retention. Sealed with beeswax and pine resin, the sheath is fully waterproof and will not soak moisture.

Q: What is the Return and Refund Policy?
A: Knives may be returned in their original condition within seven (7) days of delivery for a full refund minus shipping and a 5% restocking fee. Customer is responsible for return shipping.
 
Q: Do NhaVi Forge products have a warranty?
A: Tools are guaranteed for as long as NhaVi Forge is still producing them and defective tools will be replaced or fixed free of charge. This warranty is void for tools not used as intended and does not cover wear and tear from normal use.
 
Q: Why do hand made knives cost so much more than factory made?
A: Buying hand made from an artisan is usually more expensive yet so much more meaningful than buying a mass produced item from a corporation. You can find out more in detail here: Pricing a Handmade Knife
 
Q: Will you teach me how to make knives?
A: Yes! As much as I enjoy making tools, I enjoy sharing the knowldege even more. Students may take group or private classes. Check out the schedule of classes here: Schedule of Classes
 
Q: Is NhaVi Forge environmentally friendly?
A: NhaVi Forge is a “subsidiary” of EarthSkyPeople.org and running an Earth conscious operation is a priority. That said, metalsmithing is a relatively resource intensive work and care is taken to minimize waste and maximize a quality for a craft that will last generations. Learn more about our health conscious use of materials.
 
Q: Do you offer Kydex sheaths with your knives.
A: No. Although we acknowledge the merits of Kydex for knife sheaths, it and similar materials contain PVC which is quite toxic to humans and the environment. Any plastic that is in contact with your skin, such as with a neck knife, has the potential to transfer BPA, Phthalates, and other potentially carcinogenic and endocrine disrupting compounds. We only use naturally processed leathers and never use chemical dyes or finishes. Our Cuir Bouille leather hardening technique will produce the rigidity necessary for an excellent friction fit that rivals any plastic sheath.
 
Q: Since you do not use plastic and toxic epoxies in your products, will they still be durable?
A: Tools made in the traditional way before the development of plastics and epoxies have proved themselves to last for generations when well cared for. Although the organic parts (leather, wood, fiber) of our tools may not be as hard and resistant as plastics, stabilized materials, and epoxy, they are healthy, natural and feel good. Our tools develop character with age and will last more than a lifetime with a little maintenance.

PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS

Blade Material: 1084
Thickness: 1/8″ at ricasso with distal taper
Overall Length: 6 1/8″
Blade Length: 2 7/8″ cutting edge
Blade Width: 3/4″ at the heel of the blade
Handle Length: 2 1/4″ wrapped with finger choil and scrolled finial extending grip length to 3 1/4″
Handle Construction: Leather slabs, cotton wrapped,sealed with beeswax, pine resin, and natural shellac
Sheath: Cuir Bouille Hardened Leather, hand stitched, beeswax and pine pitchsealed. Flat sewn belt loop with kodiac leather neck thong

***Note that the Dryad is hand forged from bar stock and is not cut from a template.  As such, commissioned blades may have up to a 5% variance in dimensions and always have characteristics that are unique to each knife resulting from the the smithing process.

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