Believe it or not, Andy Roy sketched the first design of The Runt on a Post-it note.
This production version descends from Fiddleback Forge's popular handmade Runt. It's a knife that excels at EDC tasks, from opening boxes and cutting string to a whole range of other quick, light chores.
The Runt begs to be carried in a pocket, so it comes with a high-quality leather pocket sheath.
- Profile Name: Runt
- Handle Material: Natural Canvas Micarta
- Overall Length: 5.31 Inches (135mm)
- Blade Length: 1.96 Inches (50mm)
- Weight: 3oz
- Thickness: 1/8" - Standard Full Tang
- Steel: S35VN
High quality leather sheath included
So I'm the third guy, to comment on the Runt, which I recently received. It's a cool little fixed blade that is perfect for the smaller jobs, which we all know are many. We don't always need a 4-5" blade to get basic cutting jobs done. The Knife itself has a wonderful shape and grind. The Steel has an interesting "mottled" pattern (at least mine does) which I attribute to the heat treating. It's not a "shiny chrome" stainless (in other words) that we see on so many other knives. The natural canvas micarta has a great grip quality, wet or dry, plus looks superb. The Runt is worth every penny that KSF is asking; in fact it's on sale now. Yes, it's a three finger hold, but still very comfortable and controllable. Thanks again, KSF.
I'll excuse you if, when handling this knife, you mistake it for a custom. The fit and finish on it, in addition to the attention to detail is better than 99% of knives I've ever handled. Add to this the amazingly portable and usable size, and a delightfully shaped and contoured handle and you have one of the most enjoyable and utilitarian knives I've seen in a long while. This is at home as an EDC - legal in nearly every region, for food prep, or simply a no-nonsense hard use around the camp knife. Do yourself a favor and just buy it.
I was looking to replace my Mcusta pocketknife with a small fixed blade and after a lot of research I decided to check the Fiddleback Forge Runt.
As soon as I held the knife in my hand i knew this was going to be my new EDC blade. The design is amazing, even though its a 3 finger handle it is surprisingly comfortable and controllable.
The blade was razor sharp out of the box. I prefer a different grinding angle and the knife was very easy to sharpen on a water stone and maintains an edge for a long time.
I also love the pocket sheath, it hold the knife perfectly and is just big enough not to get lots in your pocket without being bulky.