If the RoseCraft Blades Little Riverbend Skinner looks familiar, it’s because it’s based on an original pattern Andy Armstrong created a few years ago. Armstrong set out to improve that original design while keeping the things people loved about it. “There’s something about this pattern that people really love. But, I think that there’s always room for improvement in every design,” Armstrong says. The RoseCraft Little Riverbend Skinner keeps the sleek upswept blade and Scandi Grind – in D2 steel this time around. The overall length of the “Little” version is also slim and easy on the pocket like the original. At 3.9″ closed, it’s the perfect traditional everyday carry, even in slacks on Sunday. The improvement lies mainly in the Little Riverbend Skinner’s handle ergonomics. “While I love the original, I felt like the butt of the handle was just a little too round. I’ve added a more prominent point to that end of the knife. That makes it easier to hang on to,” Armstrong says. The Little Riverbend Skinner’s Features The 001 Pattern – the first of RoseCraft’s new traditional line of pocketknives features a 2.9” D2 upswept blade with a half stop and a brushed satin finish. This one-bladed slip joint features white smooth bone covers with steel liners, nickel silver pins, a nickel silver Rosebud Shield, brushed steel bolsters, and a lanyard tube. It’s 3.9” closed and 6.875” overall. “We’ve heard folks begging for white smooth bone covers for a while, because it gives the user so many options,” Armstrong says. And he’s right. White smooth bone can be dyed almost any color you like with RIT dye that’s readily available and easy to use. It also is a favorite among people who like to Scrimshaw and personalize their knives. Armstrong also tells us that the “Riverbend Skinner” – the full size version of this pattern is already in production. We’re looking forward to it.