|Project by mafe||posted 05-05-2016 11:26 AM||1361 views||1 time favorited||9 comments|
Native American crooked knife
made in Denmark
This post is from the blog: http://lumberjocks.com/mafe/blog/85130
1. Crooked knife.
2. Old file becomes will become the blade.
3. At the forge.
4. Making the handle.
5. Leather for the wrapping.
6. Crooked knife.
I have always been curious about these Native American knifes, so had to make my self one now that I have the chance, but also because I suffer from chronic pain after a neck operation and find it interesting that the knife is used in a inwards pull motion instead of the traditional pull stroke with Western tools. I have good experiences with the pull strokes used with Japanese tools and use these to ease the pain and give me possibility to work a little longer on the same energy. So this one is out of curiosity and a old wish to make one when I saw the ‘making a crooked knife’ on the web.
You can read more in the blog.
Hope it can inspire others to make tools.
-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.