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    Some Carving knives I put together.
    Blades are O1 with a true distal grind, single bevel and mirror finish.
    The blades were made by a friend of mine here in Ohio, John Dunkle.
    Handles are India Sambar Stag, dyed/stabilized maple spacer and musk ox boss caps.
    Two chip carving knives and some general carvers.








    This next batch is made with 1095 blades with a distal grind and thick back spine, single bevel and mirror finish. They are from Deepwoods in Minnesota.
    Also India Sambar Stag handles with ancient woolly mammoth blue bark end caps.
    The mammoth material is at least 10,000 years old and is from Siberia.

    Questions and comments are always welcome.

    Be good to yourselves.

    t

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    Those are really some beautiful knives Tim. excellent workmanship.

    Tom
    If I took the time to fix all my mistakes, I wouldn,t have time to make new ones.

    www.spokanecarvers.com

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      Gorgeous. The stag is excellent and the musk ox and woolly mammoth bark really adds an elegant touch. I have quite a few knives from John so I know the blades are great quality. All in all, superb knives! Is that last knife on the bottom designed as a crooked knife? It reminds of the typical Maine crooked knife used for basket making.
      Terry

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        Beautiful knives, and both are quality blades!

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          Thanks!

          I am very lucky to have these materials in my shop.
          Nice to have this stuff to work with.

          That last knife was not designed like the crooked knife you describe.
          It was made that way because of the way that stag felt in my hand.
          Perfect fit and feel. Just one of those things.

          And all the blades are first rate!

          Take Care,

          t

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          • #6
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            Wow Tim, that is eye candy. I am telling myself, do not covet, but i am slipping, big grin. To open a carving drawer and reveal all these, a person would be at a loss for words. Great job.

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              Those knives are beatiful and unique. I hope you will be using them. They are too nice to lock away.

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              • #8
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                I agree with you.
                They are too nice not to use.

                Hopefully they will get worn out.
                At least one is a gift for a friend.
                Often, when I find I'm not using a tool, I try to find it a new home.

                Tools need humans as much as humans need tools.

                Thanks!

                Take Care of yourselves.

                t

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                  I suspect I'd never own another knife if I had those in my pouch. Very nice. And I had to go look up distal, new one for me.
                  Buffalo Bif
                  www.bflobif.com

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                    Originally posted by Tim Balda View Post
                    Thanks!


                    That last knife was not designed like the crooked knife you describe.
                    It was made that way because of the way that stag felt in my hand.
                    Perfect fit and feel. Just one of those things.

                    And all the blades are first rate!

                    Take Care,

                    t
                    Alrighty. Thanks. Here's a link to a very traditional crooked knife used for basket making.
                    Terry

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                    • #11
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                      Those are some beautiful knives !!!

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                        Terry,

                        I see the similarity to the crooked knife.
                        It is also surprising that such a tool works so well.
                        When I first put together that knife and looked at it on the bench, I thought I was being really stupid and that it would never work. But the more I handled it and experimented with blade direction and placement, the better and more comfortable it felt in the hand. It makes alot of clean chips, very safely because of the angle of the blade. My thumb never has a chance to get in the path of the blade. I can see why basket makers would use the crooked knife. Very versatile and safe.

                        Be good . . . .

                        t

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                        • #13
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                          Very nice love to have those.

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                          • #14
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                            Way cool.
                            Do you dare use them?
                            I tried, but could not find anything about them I did not like.
                            Very nice work. The blades I am familiar with and
                            they too are qualilty blades.

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