Rated 3 out of 5 by ducky1936 Knife considered a second
At first glance an attractive knife with a first class leather sheath. Closer inspection reveals that the blade is not in line with the handle,
the guard viewed from the tip is somewhat asymmetric and the blade bevels at the tip are unequal. All that being said the knife is certainly usable although most knifemakers would consider it a second.
September 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Art401 Quality craftsmanship
This knife is well made and has the high quality that you would expect from an LlL Bean product. The brass pommel and guard are highly polished and nicely fitted to a quality piece of pakka wood which is nicely finished. The knife feels comfortable while holding in my hand. The only issue here is that the front brass guard is small and it's easy for the users index finger to slip forward towards the blade! But remember this is a small knife meant to be used for light work so it's not a major flaw.
The blade was razor sharp out of the box and is made in Spain with 440 stainless steel. Unlike the Bean photo, the left side of the blade is etched with the Bean logo, a partridge and a dry fly. It also identifies the knife as their "bird and trout series". The right side is etched with the name of the manufacturer "RUKO" and made in Spain, perhaps a bit to much on such a small blade?
The knife also comes with a nice leather sheath which has a belt loop so you can also wear it. This is a quality knife that should last for years.
July 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Breezy19 Excellent Product.....Excellent Price
Well made; quality product. Was pleased with the knife, the ease of placing the order and the fast delivery!!!
January 1, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Gr8Hornd Nice Small Game Knife
Perfect knife for small game.
Good looking with good fit & finish.
Have not used or sharpened yet.
Opens a letter real nice.
Made by Roku in Spain.
Stainless will not corode, but can be hard to keep sharp (edge holding).
Sheath seems well built with good stitching and thick leather.
October 9, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by logo What's with the all the logo'ing?
Great little knife, but I'm not sure that I needed "LL Bean Bird and Trout Series" (with pictures) scrawled all over the blade. I notice that the image in the ad for the blade has not writing on it at all... I think, if feel you have to hide the writing in the ad, it might be because I wouldn't have bought it had I known, right?
Don't get me wrong, I still love LL Bean, but I'm not sure why the products increasingly have to overtly display the logo at every opportunity. I'd prefer not to be a walking billboard.
September 18, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by B795 Handy
The blade measures 3". Your current ad for the knife says 5". Total length is 6.5" . I have large hands but the handle is workable. The sheath is very well made. This knife fits in a waist pack, duck blind bag or tackle box.
July 10, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by huntfish7 Great product!!
I bought this knife a couple months ago & love it. Small size perfect for exactly what it's titled (bird & trout.) Small, sharp, attractive & solid. I actually just logged on to buy another one as a gift for my dad.
April 23, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Verified Reviewer awesome knife
the knife is just the wright size, i love it. at first i was a little worried about how the knife stays in the case but it does with no problem
February 7, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by HLopez Knives
You should specify blade length on all knives. The photos do not reflect comparative size
January 24, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Tollie A must
This knife is an example of excellent craftsmanship. It would probably be as much at home in the field or on your desk as a letter/package opener. The total length is 6 5/8". Thanks LLBean.
January 12, 2012