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  • #16
    I've tried to stick to 20* for the gouges (Pfeil factory angle)
    and 12*, no more that 15*, for all the knives.

    Who is the North American agent for Schaaf wood carving tools? Can you buy open stock?
    Brian T

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    • #17
      Originally posted by Brian T View Post
      I've tried to stick to 20* for the gouges (Pfeil factory angle)
      and 12*, no more that 15*, for all the knives.

      Who is the North American agent for Schaaf wood carving tools? Can you buy open stock?
      I think Schaaf only sells sets. At least that's all I've ever seen. They are not a bad place to start. But, you'll eventually want to buy from traditional quality sources, like Pfeil, 2-cherries, Ashley Isles, etc.

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      • #18
        I started with Pfeil more than 20 years ago. Costly? Maybe, but you really do get what you pay for.
        They are a pleasure to carve with and even to sharpen! I always prefer to buy from open stock.

        About 10 years ago, I shifted almost entirely to the crooked knives and elbow & D adzes so common and popular among the First Nations carvers, here in the Pacific Northwest.

        Bladesmiths such as Kestrel, North Bay, Cariboo and Jamie Sharp are top suppliers. My preference is to buy only blades and make up the handles to fit my hands.
        Brian T

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