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    Nomad
    Super Moderator Michigan

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    Can\'t argue with Bob\'s recommendation. Excellent knife and you won\'t have to sharpen it or reprofile the edge to begin with and the edge should last a long time by just stropping. Great recommendation.

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  • Bob K.
    Ramsey, NJ

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    I would suggest a Helvie knife. They are beautiful custom made knives that come in all kinds of handle styles. Start with their Roughout Knife. It comes with a standard 2\" blade but you can request a 1 1/2\" blade (my recommendation). Holli and Rich Smithson, the owners, are very accommodating. And they come carving sharp! I have several Helvie knives that Rich custom made for me and I love them! A Helvie knife will run you about $37, but it is well worth it! It will last you a lifetime! The last thing you want to do is start out with a cheap knife that is dull or isn\'t comfortable in your hand. You can check out all of their knives at: http://www.helvieknives.com I highly recommend it!

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  • papasar
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    I suggest a Murphy knife. It is fairly cheap and holds a good edge. I have a feeling more carvers start out with this knife than other knives.
    Bill K.

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  • mrpipster
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    Well I am thinking a fixed blade knife would work best for me as it has a larger handle?
    I am confused with all the shapes out there though.

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  • Nomad
    Super Moderator Michigan

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    For a 1\" by 1\" block of wood, I think a blade length of 1\" to 1 1/2\" would work. So many good knives out there. If you can find a carving club or a carving show, you would have the opportunity to handle some knives to find what suits you. Of course, that can change over time as well.

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  • mrpipster
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    Yea.
    I just want to make sure I am not buying something to big or small for that type of carving.
    It looks like a 1x1 basswood block is where I should start?

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  • pallin
    Senior Member - Ventura

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    Answered already! I\\\'d suggest any knife, folding or fixed blade, that is comfortable in your hand and which you can keep really sharp.
    pallin
    Senior Member - Ventura
    Last edited by pallin; 03-06-2016, 04:54 PM. Reason: added text

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  • mrpipster
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    First knife suggestions

    Hey everyone I am brand new to carving and need recomendations for a beginners knife.
    I am really interested in tree spirit carving\'s I see and that is where I will start my wood carving adventure.
    Thanks.
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