[nafex] Grafting Knife Recommendation

Little John moonwise_herbs at sbcglobal.net
Thu Jan 31 22:17:17 EST 2013

I've found that the best knife is a carpenters razor knife/ box cutter. A new blade can be put in and its sharp every time. As for grafting nuts, its all about the graft. The 4 flap banana graft is what I've had the most success with. You can see a video here....

Good Luck,
Little John
Sheboygan, WI

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--- On Thu, 1/31/13, Scott Weber and Muffy Barrett <bluestem_farm at juno.com> wrote:

From: Scott Weber and Muffy Barrett <bluestem_farm at juno.com>
Subject: Re: [nafex] Grafting Knife Recommendation
To: nafex at lists.ibiblio.org
Date: Thursday, January 31, 2013, 9:11 PM

I have a Victorinox grafting knife, and despite it being right handed and me being left handed we get along fine.  I've only done apple and pear, though, never the tough stuff like the nuts.
Muffy Barrett
Southern Wisconsin

---------- Original Message ----------

This spring I plan to try my hand at grafting some hickory and walnut
seedlings. My cheap-o fluorescent orange "grafting" knife works reasonably
well after sharpening for a few apple grafts each spring, but I'm thinking
I should upgrade to "the real thing" before attempting nut trees.

Does anyone have any recommendations for a good brand/model?  I've been
impressed by every victorinox knife I've used, but thought I'd put it out
to this group before diving in on a purchase.

Thanks all -

Pete Chrisbacher
6b/7a southeastern PA

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