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I guess you could call this my first proper project :D

I have always wanted to carve a wooden knife one day. I found some nice sized and shaped branches, let them dry out for a few weeks, pulled off the bark and got to it.

It may not be the sharpest of things, but it would be handy as a camping or fishing tool. I added the serrations to make it easier to saw into things, maybe meat, or even plant material. This wood is surprisingly tough, but i don’t know what the name of it is xD

I used vegetable oil to seal it instead of industrial sealant/finish, so it is safe to use with food.

I made a notch at the bottom and drilled out a hole to later attach a lanyard, probably a leather string or para-cord..





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Kevin

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#1 posted 705 days ago

That’s awsome, great job. A paracord lanyard would be great.

-- Measure twice, cut once, then rout a whole bunch

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murch

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#2 posted 705 days ago

Sharpen the edge as much as you can then put a coating of super-glue on it.
Sand it down to sharp again. You’ll be suprised at what it can cut.

Nice job of carving and welcome to a great site.

-- A family man has photos in his wallet where his money used to be.

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Martyroc

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#3 posted 703 days ago

Great carving, I don’t recommend the vegetable oil as it is one oil that goes rancid. Mineral oils will work and is food safe, the same you use for bamboo cutting boards.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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