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  • Brian T
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    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.

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  • rjrsky
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    Brian,

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

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

    Claude

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  • joepaulbutler
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    A good, useful save

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  • Brian T
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    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, 01:47 PM.

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  • rjrsky
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    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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  • rjrsky
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    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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  • Brian T
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    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?

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  • rjrsky
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    The edge is on the bottom. It is upswept.

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  • rjrsky
    started a topic My new favorite knife

    My new favorite knife

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

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