The Great Eastern Cutlery Tidioute #38 John Chapman Budding and Pruning pocket knife is a unique knife. Yes, it is called a pruning knife indicative of what it was originally designed for but over the years the Hawkbill style blade has proven useful for a variety of utility type tasks including: stripping electrical wire insulation, cutting sheetrock, carpeting, linoleum, roofing paper and cord. The Budding blade was originally designed for grafting buds onto other plants but also has been found useful as a spey blade by those working with livestock and a carving blade by carvers. It also makes a great skinning blade. The Serpentine design has been popular for years and this Great Eastern Cutlery tapered version is sure to put a smile on your face when you hold it. Made with pride in Titusville, PA. We are an authorized Great Eastern Cutlery Dealer and purchased this new knife direct from them.
Both the Hawkbill style blade and the Budding blade are made of 1095 carbon steel and feature a satin finish. The cutting edge of the Hawkbill blade is 2" and the Budding blade is 1.75". Each blade has a nail nick for opening. There is no half stop.
The Handle Construction:
This fine knife features polished Maroon Linen Micarta handle scales. The pins and liners are brass and the bolsters and inlay are nickel silver. The handle scales are rounded and flush with the outside perimeter making the knife comfortable to hold. The fit and finish are excellent and the blade action is smooth with crisp parking when opened and closed.