Rūtsu Mini-Rice Knife and Sheath Set
All the great features of our standard Rice Knife and Rūtsu Sheath set, but in a smaller size. Great for small jobs, tight spaces, or for starting a young gardener off in the right direction!
The Mini-Rice Knife cuts effortlessly, and the strong natural wood sheath holds the knife securely and safely out of the way, until it's needed. The knife and sheath are also completely ambidextrous so everyone can enjoy using them with ease.
This attractive and unique set also makes a great gift for the gardeners in your life.
This set includes the hand engraved Mini-Rice Knife, available with stainless steel blade, and the Rūtsu Mini-Rice Knife Sheath. (The gardening belt can be purchased separately, or in the combination package.)
If you want to read more about the individual items below:
A smaller version of the standard Rice Knife, but it still cuts through herbaceous and woody material just as easily. And like it's bigger sibling, this serrated blade knife never needs to be sharpened. Spend less time maintaining your tools and more time enjoying the garden!
A convenient size for smaller jobs, or if you have a young apprentice helping you (but not too young, this is definitely still a tool not a toy).
Just like the standard size Rice Knife, it comes hand engraved but this time the message reads "Growing!". The handle is finished with a hand rubbed waxed finish to protect it from the elements yet still allow it to deepen in color as it ages.
We'd be happy to replace our standard engraving with your personalized message as an option (12 character limit, including spaces). Personalized engraving may add 1-2 additional days to shipping time and personalized items cannot be returned.
The Mini-Rice Knife is available with a stainless steel blade.
o Serrated blade never needs sharpening
o Natural wood handle, warm to the touch
o Handle engraved with "Growing!", can be personalized instead
o Shorter handle length convenient for smaller jobs
o Good tool for younger apprentices
o Lightweight, won't tire you out
Rūtsu Mini-Rice Knife Sheath
This is a smaller version of the original Rūtsu Rice Knife Sheath that's been scaled down to fit the Mini-Rice Knife perfectly. All the features of the original in a more compact size.
For more details about the original Rūtsu Rice Knife Sheath, please read on...
We fell in love with the Rice Knife the first time we used it. It's pure simplicity and effectiveness can't be beat. But there's never really been a safe and convenient way to carry it. (We weren't too keen on one friend's practice of sticking the handle in his back pocket and hoping for the best - love you man!)
That's what inspired us to hit the workshop and start tinkering. Now, over a year later, after many design improvements, lots of real world testing, and helpful feedback from gardening friends, we're ready to share the Rūtsu Rice Knife Sheath.
We designed our sheath to be beautiful as well as functional, and each one is completely handmade. The sheath body is crafted from strong but lightweight poplar wood, finished with a hand rubbed wax application. The two part belt loop and hanger system, made of high quality latigo and chap leather, was designed to provide the perfect balance of flexibility and rigidity for a one-handed draw.
The hidden spring retention system holds your knife securely with no need for additional retention straps (that get in the way and can break or rust out) yet still allows for easy draw and re-sheathing. A big advantage when your hands are muddy or full of harvested fruits and vegetables. And the open bottom design is self-cleaning, shrugging off dirt and mud with ease.
The convenient snap on belt loop makes putting it on quick and easy so it's always with you when you need it. You'll never set your rice knife down on the ground "just for a minute" so you'll never be at risk of losing it. (This actually happens more often than you might think!)
Sheath is designed to fit snugly on a 1-1/2" (3.8 cm) wide belt (not included in this listing). As an option, an additional snap can be added to ensure a snug fit on a 1-1/4" (3.2 cm) belt.
o Clean, elegant design. Natural materials.
o Box sheath design enables easy one hand re-sheathing
o Open bottom is self-cleaning and won't collect dirt and mud
o Spring retention system holds knife securely, but allows easy access
o Snap on belt loop for easy on/easy off
o Fits most common rice knives
o Ambidextrous design
INCLUDED: Rūtsu Mini-Rice Knife and Rūtsu Mini-Rice Knife Sheath.
MATERIAL: Mini-Rice Knife has solid wood handle, stainless steel blade. Sheath made from poplar wood. Belt loop made from latigo and chap leather. Metal retention spring.
COLOR: Beautifully grained light-colored wood that will take on golden tones as it darkens with use. Rich mahogany leather components. Nickel hardware.
WEIGHT: Approx. combined weight 6 oz. (0.2 kg)
DIMENSIONS: Blade handle is 6" (15.2 cm), blade is 4-1/2" (11.4 cm), Sheath length: 5" (12.7 cm), width: 2-1/2" (6.3 cm), depth: 3/4" (1.9 cm), overall length (with belt loop): 9-1/2" (22.9
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