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1/2" Mini Detail Wood Carving Knife Small

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  • An upright view of the 1/2" mini detail wood carving knife with an oak handle and the logo.
  • A closeup of the 1/2" cutting blade on a KCT 1/2"  mini detail carving knife.
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The 1/2" Mini Detail wood carving knife small handle by Kryshak Carving Tools, formerly of OCC Tools, is a versatile and reliable tool for any woodworker.  The small handle edition is great for people with smaller hands who want a knife that fits and is ergonomically correct.

This knife is also durable, with high-quality materials ensuring longevity in use. Overall, the 1/2" Mini Detail knife is an excellent choice for any wood carving enthusiast.

A detail carving knife may not be the most commonly known tool, but it is an essential piece of equipment for woodworking and sculpting. Its small size and sharp blade allow for precise cuts in tight spaces, making it perfect for creating intricate designs and patterns.

It can also be used to carve delicate features, such as facial expressions or leaf veins, on larger pieces. Another benefit of a detail carving knife is its ability to remove small sections of wood without damaging adjoining areas.

This can be helpful for smoothing rough edges or correcting mistakes. Though often overlooked, a detail carving knife is a valuable tool for any serious woodworker or sculptor.

OCC Mini Detail Knife Features:

  • Made from 01 tool steel.
  • RC-59 Rockwell hardness.
  • Sharpened to a razor sharp edge, polished and ready to carve.
  • Made in Dora, Missouri.
  • 5" solid oak handle.
  • 1/2" Blade length.
  • The blade is made at an angle to the handle.
  • Hand Crafted by master carver Mike Shipley.
  • This knife features a small oak handle.

Sharpening a Mini Detail Knife

Sharpening a carving knife with a strop and compound is a simple but effective way to maintain the blade's sharp edge.

First, thoroughly clean the knife to remove any residue or debris. Next, apply the chosen compound onto the strop, making sure to spread it evenly.

With steady strokes, carefully pass the knife along the length of the strop, alternating sides and taking care not to damage the blade or cut yourself. Repeat this process until the desired level of sharpness is achieved. Usually, 3 times on each side will suffice.  Make sure to hold the back edge of the knife up to match the bevel on the knife.  

It's important to regularly repeat this sharpening technique as well as properly storing and handling the knife in order to ensure optimal performance and safety while cooking or carving.

By following these steps, your carving knife will stay sharp for a long time.

American Made Carving Knives

At the OCC Tools knife-making facility in the heart of America, they take great pride in crafting high-quality knives using only the best materials.

The 1/2" mini detail knife with the small handle, for example, is made with American 01 tool steel and carefully constructed by a master knife maker.

Each step of the manufacturing process is overseen to ensure exceptional durability and performance. OCC is proud to be a provider of reliable, American-made knives for both professional and everyday use.

Their commitment to craftsmanship and quality sets them apart in the industry, and they are dedicated to continuing this tradition for years to come. Trust in an American-made product, trust in the 1/2" mini detail knife.

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Warranty Information

All Workmanship is 100% guaranteed from OCC Tools.
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