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Does Anyone Else Use a Crooked Knife?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Chesapeake Inuit, Mar 7, 2021.

  1. Chesapeake Inuit

    Chesapeake Inuit Active Member

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    Made mine by easily modifying a couple of farrier knives. Like a one handed draw knife. Very popular from about 10000 years ago till present.

    Great for bushcraft carving and such.
     
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  2. KawKan

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    They are on my list of things to try!
     
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  3. OldGuy

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    Have an assortment with different radius blades. Hans Karlsson from Sweden has a slightly different blade to handle junction. HK are available from the Maine Coast Craft School. Ben Orford in the UK use to, maybe still does has a few models of Mocotaugan or Indian Crook knife. Using the internal bevel, more trad model for a few years. Handle allows for two or single handed use. Del Stubbs up in northern MN (Pinewood Forge) makes a more traditional sloyd style hook blade. All 3 of favorite makers use different type of raw steel. All produce high quality blades that stay sharp with minimal maintenance. Tools that will outlive me.

    Not a crook knives, but handy for carving. Barr tools out of Idaho makes an inshave with a smaller radius (~2") that is handy for rapid and control removal to form a smooth concave surface. Mora makes a knife they call a "wood splitting" knife. Sort of like a spoke shaver, but beveled on both sides. Have an older Triflex steel model. JMHO, with the merger of Frost & Eriksson the knives have lost their quality. Would only consider their laminated steel models. Many alternatives at a better value.

    Realistically you really only need one straight blade, one hook knife, and one carving axe to carve anything. Additional tools just make life a bit more easy. Better to spend the $$s on the minimal tools needed vs. a tool roll of marginal quality tools.
     
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  4. OldGuy

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    Correction of above. Spoke shaver should have been draw knife.
     

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