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Carving Knives

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by gdw, Jul 6, 2012.

  1. gdw

    gdw

    35
    Jun 8, 2011
    I thought I would share some custom carving knives. Everyone shows their EDC's and "Tactical" knives but here are a couple of knives that get used a lot that, while not EDC, are pretty cool. One was made by a friend of mine and another by Rick at "Little Shavers." They were both made from old German straight-edge razors. The top one has a Japanese maple handle and the one on the bottom has a tiger stripe maple handle. The one on the bottom looks like the blade is scratched up, but it must be the light because it looks like a mirror. I keep them sharp by stropping them on my leather-on-wood strop using a yellow buffing compound (and they are sharp). I like to carve "Wood Spirits." Anyway, they are marvelous little knives that carve great - and work pretty good at removing splinters. I have been cut pretty good by both (funny, I have never been cut using a large knife).

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  2. John G

    John G

    Jul 4, 2008
    Very cool! I love those faces, and the knives look like the kind I could get a greatdeal of use out of. :thumbup:
     
  3. gdw

    gdw

    35
    Jun 8, 2011
    HI John,

    Nice blog and great looking little Dala horses. I have a Mora carving knife too. I bought the blade from Littleshavers and made the handle (see pic). I don't use it as much as the smaller knives (the mora is thicker - but it is sharp). I use the Mora for rough-outs. I like Harley Refsal's book "Scandinavian Style Woodcarving." He has some horses that reminds me of the ones you carve. Nice to see another "whittler" here.

    The top knife is a Denny blade I bought from Littleshavers and made a micarta handle for it and bottom knife is the Mora.

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  4. John G

    John G

    Jul 4, 2008
    Nice work! Check out this thread for carvings by Bladeforums' resident whittlers. You'll find some cool carvings done by some talented people. :)
     
  5. 2knife

    2knife

    Mar 13, 2002
    I posted this up in "custom, handmade knives" and got no response! The wrong place i guess. We must be the black sheep with the diminutive tools..


     
  6. blazink

    blazink Gold Member Gold Member

    194
    Jan 14, 2008
    Very nice. I recently got some spoon carving knives from pinwood forge. They are a bargain.
     
  7. John G

    John G

    Jul 4, 2008
    The top one here is from ML Knives.

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  8. Dirtskirt

    Dirtskirt

    56
    Nov 10, 2011
    Wow,
    i like pictures of real Work knives.
    I think i must made me a carving knife too.

    Dirk
     
  9. Mossyhorn

    Mossyhorn Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 6, 2009
    May I suggest the Following by Flexcut.
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  10. markksr

    markksr

    Mar 15, 2007
    Some real fine carving knives here gentlemen. Thanks for the info! :thumbup:
     
  11. markksr

    markksr

    Mar 15, 2007

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