LAWPING SPECS (each knife is handmade in the USA – specs may fluctuate)

  • Steel: 3/32” thick AEB-L Premium Stainless
  • Hardness: 57-59 HRC
  • Grind: Convex with secondary bevel
  • 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.