Nordsmith Lapwing: The New Outdoor/Culinary Crossover from Nordsmith Knives

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Following the success of the Nordsmith Canteen Knife, founder David C. Andersen has announced a new handmade knife appealing to outdoorsmen and home cooks alike – the Nordsmith Lapwing.

This bird-and-trout/paring design is perfect for those smaller tasks around camp or in the kitchen.

SPECS (each knife is handmade in the USA – specs may vary slightly)

Steel: 3/32” thick AEB-L Premium Stainless
Hardness: 57-59 HRC
Handle Material: Canvas Micarta with G10 Liners
Blade Length (tip-to-handle): 3.75 inches
Sharpened Edge: 3.25 inches
Overall Length: 7.75 inches
Weight: 3.2 ounces
Sheath: Leather hip sheath
Price: $175 (available for preorder soon for $165)

“I designed the Lapwing as the ideal companion to the Nordsmith Canteen Knife. It complements that blade perfectly and is also great as a day-hiking knife or an everyday carry.” — David C. Andersen, Founder – Nordsmith Knives

The Lapwing continues Andersen’s passion for camp cutlery that is also at home in the kitchen environment. As adept at whittling and small game as it is at food prep, the Lapwing has a full four-finger handle for easy control of the knife.

The First-Run of the Nordsmith Lapwing will be opening soon. Limited to 30 units, they will bear a special “1st” stamp denoting their part in the first run. They will be outfitted with our signature launch colors – green canvas micarta with yellow G10 liners – and will come with a handmade leather sheath in black with contrasting stitching.

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The AEB-L premium stainless steel makes for a durable blade – outstanding edge retention, high toughness, edge stability, and easy maintenance all make AEB-L the Perfect Steel for an Outdoor Knife.

The handle is equally durable. Canvas micarta will not swell or crack like wood, is nearly indestructible, and provides excellent traction in wet or dry conditions. The scales are held in place with marine-grade epoxy and brass pins. A large lanyard hole allows for easy customization.

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The Nordsmith Knives family, January 2017. Top to bottom: Pilgrim, Canteen Knife, Lapwing


  1. PeterK says:

    That looks a great deal like my favorite paring knife. Awesome design.

  2. Sam L. says:

    I just got my new February issue of BLADE and what do I find but a two knife comparison, one of which is the Nordsmith .Pilgrim. Kim Breed liked both knives. I suspect David Anderson has already heard of this.

    1. I knew it was coming, but I had no idea when. I need to get a copy of this!

  3. tsbhoa.p.jr says:

    in the first photo is deceptive: the blade appears to have a slight recurve. i am glad to see that that is clearly not the case in the later images.
    i actually like the way micarta looks, and it is grippy.
    i don’t subscribe to ~anything~; hopefully there will be one spot left.

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Nordsmith Lapwing: The New Outdoor/Culinary Crossover from Nordsmith Knives

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