As some of you will know I was waiting for the arrival of my latest Allan Blade knife. The result is that I may be selling at leat one of my Allan Blade creations, but more of that later.
What did I get? Well it is called a Runt and is basically a scaled down version of the Bushcrafter. It still has a 4mm thick scandi ground 01 steel blade but it is only about 60mm long. It has a coffin tang and a beautiful dark wood handle with mosaic pins. I do not know what the wood is as I just asked for a dark wood and Allan said he would surprise me and I am most certainly not disappointed. The handle is about 3/4 of the size of the Bushcrafter handle.
I can hear you all shouting show us some pictures so here are some of my Allan Blade family; Bushcrafter, Pack Pal and Runt.
As you can see, a thing of beauty and a joy to behold. As much as I love my Bushcrafter there are a couple of things I would change about it so I have decided to order from Allan a custom version with a few modifications. Here is my spec to Allan
So once I have my new knife I will probably pass on my current Bushcrafter as it deserves better than becoming a drawer queen, the Pack Pal may also not be needed but the Runt is staying with me till I die.I have always thought the Bushcrafter is a little big and although the handle was very functional it looked a little tactical for my needs. So here is my spec for the perfect bushcrafter. Blade steel, thickness, profile and grind as the current bushcrafter but the length of blade reduced to 90mm (half way between the 100mm bushcrafter and the 80mm Pack Pal). The blade grind I would like to extend right to the handle as in the Pack Pal and Runt (this will compensate slightly for the reduced length). Handle material is to be the same material as the Runt (dark wood) with Mosaic pins. Sheath is to have a firesteel holder and multi carry (like you have sent me with the runt. Belt fitting and clip than can be used vertically and horizontal).