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    I made this from a pocket knife blade. Putting the finishing touches. Blade polished and handle finished.

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  • #2
    The edge is on the bottom. It is upswept.

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    • #3
      Nice. Pretty close to the design of a "straight knife" that a PacNW native carver would use.
      Maybe another inch on the handle. Does it cut the way you want it to?
      Brian T

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      • #4
        Brian,

        Yes indeed. The blade is at least 1 and 3/4 long. Is the PacNW native carver upswept? I like the tip on mine. Slices well.

        By the way, I am using your technique to sharpen. Thanks for that.

        Rob Robison

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        • #5
          Brian,

          It is like the kestrel straight knife. Similar I guess to the baby knife. but not like their detail.
          I do like the handle that kestrel has.

          Rob Robison

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          • #6
            Most of the PacNW FN straight knives are exactly that = a straight edge parallel to the axis of the handle.
            They get used for form lines and V grooves. I'll bet some are upswept.
            You need 20 wraps of fish net black tarred seine cord and the disguise would be complete!

            I do that carving with a couple L&R pairs of skew chisels at 20 degrees.

            Sharpening: Very useful thing to learn.
            I find I get out of practice with the quickie - over- my -knee touch ups on the crooked knives.
            Last edited by Brian T; 10-13-2019, 02:47 PM.
            Brian T

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            • #7
              A good, useful save
              . . .JoeB

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              • #8
                Looks very serviceable, Rob - I prefer the upsweep blade for a lot of my carving!

                Claude
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                • #9
                  Brian,

                  I like this handle. It is similar to kestrel handles.

                  handle.jpg

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                  • #10
                    That whole knife looks "right" in the proportions.
                    Just as long as you get the handle the right size for your hands, that's what matters in a whole day of carving.
                    Best for me is to start with a blank that's 7/8" x 7/8".
                    I like to taper the butt so I don't have to flex my thumb back quite so far = better leverage, too.
                    Brian T

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