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Wood whittling is one of the activities in our book 'Your Wild Imagination'. Having the right tools makes whittling enjoyable and safe.


This folding whittling knife is made by trusted French knife brand Opinel and is the most common and widely trusted whittling knife for beginners. It is also commonly used as a picnic knife as it folds and locks, so it can be kept in a bag without risk of opening.


It features:

  • Stainless steel 8cm blade
  • Round tip blade for safety
  • Safety ring to secure when in use and fold for safe storage
  • Contoured, varnished beech wood handle for comfort


Keeping the knife sharp is important for safety. A blunt knife requires more force to get through the wood, which can result in accidents.


The natural sharpening stone measures 10cm from Lombardy, Italy. To use, wet the stone and knife and sharpen the blade on a 20 degree angle.


Whittling knife - $29

Sharpening stone - $18.50

Knife + stone combo - $45


See a video of a young Nature Warrior demonstrating wood whittling here.


Safety is important and is the responsibility of the purchaser. Please supervise your children when using these tools. Follow the instructions for how to safely whittle your wood as provided in our book. Use gloves where appropriate and practice whittling with a vegetable peeler first.

Whittling Knife

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