May 28, 2020

Beavercraft DK2S Review Drawknife in Leather Sheath Review

Are you looking for a great drawknife?  It is quite an important tool for every woodworker to have. Choosing the right one for you depends on preference and also what you will need it to do. The Beavercraft DK2S drawknife is quite a small knife. It is smaller than its competitors when compared, and because of this, it has been aptly nicknamed the woodworkers pocket saw. 

The blade measures 4.72 inches, it is 0.08 inches thick whilst the handle is 4.13inches, which is considerably smaller than other draw knives which can be as long as 12 inches. This is the knife that you need when you are working on something that will require you to have more control and also well thought out precision. 

Beavercraft DK2S drawknife

This blade is extremely durable, which is a very welcome feature especially when dealing with planning wood. This knife will help you get rid of unwanted shavings. It has two handles, and the blade in between such as you would find on a saw. 

It is also known as a wood splitter and has a razor-sharp cutting edge so that you can effectively shave off what you do not need on your carving. This knife makes shaping wood much easier. 


As with all draw knives, this knife looks like a saw. However, you do not use it in the same way that you use a saw. Instead, you use it as a planning tool, to get rid of unwanted shavings. The knife has two handles, and these hold together a blade, which is not too thick, neither is it too long. 

The handle is made of ashwood and covered in linseed oil. the oil serves to protect the wood from any damage that may happen be it due to weather, water, or anything else in the vicinity. The oil also gives the handle a glossy and clean look. Because of the nature of the wood used, the handle is a light brown. 

It also has straight grain lines running down the handle, another characteristic of ashwood. The shape has no fancy design, but rather looks very simple and basic. Like the other knives from beaver craft, the handle has an ergonomic design. 

The Blade is made of high carbon steel. It has the Beaver craft logo etched onto it. It is a clean looking blade and looks very sharp. But don’t be deceived by looks and think that it all bark and no bite, this is a very sharp knife. 

It comes with a protective leather sheath, which fastens using press studs. The sheath also has the manufacturers’ logo etched on it. It is durable and is sure to keep the blade safe as well as your hands when not in use. 

Its the perfect way to shield the blade. You know that there will be no accidents, and since durability is a key feature of leather, the sheath should last you a while. 

The packaging itself is very basic, and lets you know what you are getting. A simple brown box, just big enough to fit the knife. Unboxing is easy and you quickly get to the product.

Performance Review

It is important to know what you can expect from your drawknife when you buy it. The blade on this knife is very sharp and will allow you to shave off wood from many different types of wood.

However the blad does not curve as the blades on competitor knives do, and this can be a problem in getting the optimal shave. It is very strong and durable, and this also allows you to use it on various types of wood. 

If you think you will be working on your project for long hours, this knife has a design that will allow this. It is comfortable and sturdy. The handle feels great in the hand and is very comfortable making it the best option for effective wood carving. 

The Beavercraft DK2S draw knife is an effective tool that can be used on thick wood, getting rid of waste material. It also works well on both hard and softwood, something that can not be said about a lot of knives. 

However, it is more than necessary to always make sure that your blade is sharpened properly to enable this. When you first buy the blade it is already sharpened, however as time goes by and as you work on more projects, the blade can get dull.


The first thing that this knife has that is an absolute advantage, is the leather sheath that it comes with. The sheath will keep you from cutting your fingers when you pull the knife out of the box. It also makes it easier to travel with. 

The portability of this knife may mean that you would want to put it in your knife, and the only way to do this without hurting yourself is to make sure that the blade is covered up. 

The blade comes sharpened, right out of the box, which means that even when you remove the sheath, you will still need to be careful around the blade. The cutting edge is extremely sharp and can cut through thick pieces of wood, so your fingers will not be too much of a mammoth task.

Who is this product ideal for?

This is a good knife for both beginners and professionals. One of the main reasons for this is that this knife is easy to use. Also, there are numerous tutorials on how to use it. 


  • It gives you more control than using other knives
  • It is easy to use
  • It is portable and you can take it with you. 
  • It is sharp
  • The blade is durable


  • The small size of the knife means that it can take longer to finish some projects. 
  • Also, the blade lacks a slight curve which means that it is not versatile

Our Verdict

The Beavercraft DK2S drawknife is a great knife for getting detail edging on wood carving projects. It comes already sharpened and has a sturdy construction. It is one of the best bets for a drawknife, and we recommend it. Happy shopping! See the Beavercraft C11 Review Knife for Geometric Woodcarving Review.

David D. Hughes
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