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    This is a personal review of a butter knife shaped carving blade. I had not had this shape of blade until a few years ago. I have found it to be one of the most versatile knives I have used. I have two sizes a 1in and a 2in blade. The larger blade I use for rough out and both blades for clean up and detail work. The rounded edge allows me to slice in area that a sharp pointed blade will not work. It is great for doing line work and under cutting detail. In the three years I have had them I do not think I have done any carvings that I did not used one or both knives blades while working on them. I know Drake and Deepwoods Ventures both sell a butter knife blade. I got the blades from DeepWoods Venture they offer a complete knife or just sell the blade, I made my own handles. It has been a very useful tool and I am glad to have them in my carving box.
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    Randy, I've made myself a couple of these knives, the only difference is that I leave a little point on mine, also put a dogleg into the back by the handle
    . . .JoeB

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    • #3
      Thanks Randy and I'm not familiar with them and good to get a positive review. Guess I'll have to add one to the knife collection.
      Bill
      Living among knives and fire.

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      • #4
        Now, I do have some nice metal. Mayhaps a small project this coming summer.. Thanks for showing these., Randy
        Chuck
        Always hoping for a nice slice that won't need sanding!

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        • #5
          Good info, I may have to try one
          Herb

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          • #6
            I started with 2 Mora Frost #188 double edged farrier's knives. Revised the bevels to 12 degrees from 25.
            Cut off the hook tips and rounded them off like Randy's butter knife and sharp all around.

            The neat thing about Randy's design is that I can smooth off a surface without hooking the tip into the wood and scoring a gouge.
            I made long dog-leg handles to push/pull, left or right.
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            Brian T

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            • #7
              I bought a butter shape knife about five years ago. That knife gets used alot....like Randy pointed it out. It does help to use where other chisels and knives do not. Fact is I was using it yesterday on the tiki mask. I do consider one of my best knives.... Although you can make your own handles this is one I bought handle and blade.






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              • #8
                Hi Randy, looks good , will give it a try . Another good tip from Randy. Thanks Merle

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                • #9
                  Great tip, Randy! That looks like a really useful knife.

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                  • #10
                    Mine is on it's way ... Merle

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                    • #11
                      Hi Randy , Tried the New Butter Knife today and it does undercutting Great. Also good for shaping round places . I'll be using it a lot in the Future I'm sure. Thanks for the Tip. Merle

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                      • #12
                        One of the few knives I do have is the butter knife. Great for scribing a curved line as a stop and undercutting. I don't use it a ton, but it is my most used knife.

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                        • #13
                          Does this knife have bevels on both sides ? I really can't see any bevel on the pics posted

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by mike swindell View Post
                            Does this knife have bevels on both sides ? I really can't see any bevel on the pics posted
                            Hi Mike. Yes the bevel is on both sides. Comes carving sharp and Deepwood knives hold a edge. Like has been shared very useful.
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                            • #15
                              Ok rookie question,are these blades typically flat ground ? I know they must be sharp but I am comparing the grind on this blade versus the 30 degree and very visible bevel on the scraper blades I am using from floordot.

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